Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Overview
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.
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Grants to this Grantee
for a project to expand J-PAL’s existing efforts in East and West Africa  
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. This grant will support J-PAL's efforts to deepen its work in East and West Africa. Specifically, J-PAL plans to (a) build partnerships with select African governments, multilateral donors, research centers, and universities; (b) expand collaborations between East and West African scholars and J-PAL's research affiliates; and (c) support major development actors in Africa to incorporate evidence into the design of large programs. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)

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