Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research centre working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.

Anchored by a network of 200 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomised impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty. 

In 2019, the Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to J-PAL’s co-founders, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, and long-time J-PAL affiliate Michael Kremer, for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.


Research

Research

Championing randomised impact evaluations to improve the effectiveness of social programmes

Policy

Policy

Translating research into action, promoting a culture of evidence-informed policymaking around the world

Education and training

Education and training

Helping people become better producers and users of scientific evidence

Other initiatives

European Social Inclusion Initiative

European Social Inclusion Initiative

Hosted by J-PAL Europe at the Paris School of Economics in collaboration with Community Jameel and Porticus, the European Social Inclusion Initiative (ESII) aims to evaluate programs and policies that can help foster the social inclusion of migrants and refugees in Europe.

J-PAL MENA

J-PAL MENA

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab MENA (J-PAL MENA) is a regional centre of J-PAL focused on alleviating poverty and improving lives through evidence-informed policymaking.

Innovating for
a better future

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