J-PAL's response to Covid-19

Research and Perspectives for the Pandemic
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From online learning engagement to best practices in conducting phone interviews and research, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) has organized an ongoing, evolving response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Off cycle funding rounds
Many of J-PAL’s initiatives have opened dedicated off-cycle funding rounds using a simplified common application to generate rapid, useful, and safe research that is relevant to Covid-19. 

See the full list of initiatives and learn more.


J-PAL is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 194 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.

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About J-PAL

Lessons from existing evidence

Staff engagement in face of a pandemic