August 12

J-Pal Expands Evidence-To-Policy Government Partnerships to Fight Poverty Worldwide

By Abdul Latif Jameel

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT has announced a significant expansion of its efforts to forge evidence-to-policy partnerships with innovative-minded governments seeking to use rigorous research to inform their social policies and programs.

These partnerships will support governments in laying the groundwork to take evidence-informed policies and programs to scale, aiming to improve the lives of at least 6 million people affected by poverty by 2030.

Community Jameel, the international organization advancing science to help communities thrive in a rapidly changing world, and Co-Impact, a global organization focused on building just and equitable systems in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, are founding partners in this expansion effort, jointly awarding J-PAL a $6 million grant to advance this ambitious work.

Photo courtesy of Zeyn Afuang.

Source: MIT News (link opens in a new window)

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