RESEARCH TO POLICY: ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH
JPAL North America launches U.S. State and Local Innovation Initiative
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JPAL North America, the regional office of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, has launched a new State and Local Innovation Initiative that will partner U.S. state and local governments with leading academic researchers from J-PAL’s global network to find evidence-informed solutions to challenging social problems.
The JPAL State and Local Innovation Initiative will encourage new research projects across a wide range of social issues including crime, education, employment, health, and housing. Through the initiative, selected U.S. state and local governments will receive funding, on-the-ground technical support, and access to J-PAL’s network of affiliated professors from leading universities across the U.S. to help them design and implement randomized evaluations and use the evidence generated to inform their policy decisions.