Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Continuing Support Of MIT OpenCourseWare

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    17 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
About the Grantee
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Grants to this Grantee
for support to African scholars of the blended Master's in Data, Economics, and Development Policy  
This grant will provide scholarships for African students to participate in a new master’s program designed to reach a large number of developing country learners with online content. Participants earn a "MicroMasters" certificate for passing exams based on online coursework, and a full master’s degree if they also complete a semester in residence at MIT and an internship. The goal is to build African capacity to consume and produce rigorous quantitative evidence.
for support of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT  
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) strives to make development programs more effective by equipping policymakers with evidence from randomized evaluations. J-PAL does this by (a) increasing the quantity and quality of randomized evaluations; (b) promoting a culture of evaluation through training; and (c) encouraging policymakers to use research through outreach, promotion, and technical advising. With this grant, J-PAL will work to make randomized evaluations more robust and transparent, expand and improve its training programs, and deepen its partnerships with developing country governments.
for support of the Election Data and Science Lab  
The MIT Election Data and Science Lab will be established to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about the conduct of elections, primarily in the United States but with attention to the rest of the world. By addressing the multiple audiences of academic researchers, the general public, and practitioners, it will serve a unique role among individuals and institutions dedicated to improving the conduct of American elections and support a growing network of election science research centers across the U.S.

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