Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For J-PAL’s Core Efforts To Reduce Poverty By Informing Policy And Practice With Evidence

Overview
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded on the belief that anti-poverty programs can be made more effective - thus creating positive change in the lives of the poor - if policymakers have access to rigorous scientific evidence on what works and the capacities to apply it. J-PAL pursues three goals: (a) developing the capacity of researchers (including those from low- and middle-income countries) to lead randomized impact evaluations; (b) generating evidence through randomized evaluations that respond to pressing policy problems; and (c) promoting the systematic use and adaptation of evidence in informing policy windows and decision-making processes through tailored synthesis, targeted outreach, and technical assistance. These broad goals lay the foundation for achieving J-PAL's ultimate objective, which aligns with our Evidence-Informed Policymaking strategy: to improve the lives of the poor globally by closing the gap between research, policy, and practice.
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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. This supplemental grant will expand capacity to meet the unanticipated demands of the 2020 elections.

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