Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Support Of The Election Data And Science Lab

  • Amount
    $1,400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/14/2016
  • Term
    42 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
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.
About the Grantee
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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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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