Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For General Support Of The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab At MIT

Overview
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is dedicated to fighting global poverty by ensuring that policy decisions are based on scientific evidence. To broaden and deepen the evidence base, J-PAL trains evaluators and policymakers in the design and use of randomized evaluations, and conducts outreach to encourage the expansion and replication of effective programs. Recognized as the premier institution in this field, and having established five affiliate offices around the world, including the Hewlett-supported branch in South Africa, J-PAL is well on its way to improving the lives of over 100 million people across the globe.
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77 Massachusetts Avenue 26-237, Cambridge, MA, 02139-4307, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Election Data and Science Lab  
The MIT Election Data and Science Lab advances and disseminates 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 serves a unique role among individuals and institutions dedicated to improving the conduct of American elections and supports a growing network of election science research centers across the U.S.
for support of the Worker Empowerment Research Network  
The Worker Empowerment Research Network at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a diverse interdisciplinary network of labor market researchers, created to study worker efforts to achieve greater voice and representation at work, focusing especially on efforts pursued by workers of color, women, immigrants, and others who have faced exclusion, discrimination, or marginalization. The network will provide up-to-date information on the types, number, and impacts of organizing efforts to the public, policymakers, labor and workforce advocates, business leaders, and other groups in civil society who share an interest in rebuilding worker voice and well-being; ensuring stronger long-term economic outcomes; and fostering equitable, inclusive, and productive businesses and employment relationships.

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