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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Grants to Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

  • $900,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 4 years)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — This grant will support the Post-Primary Education Initiative at MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), which will, together with support from other donors, fund research on development interventions in secondary education. J-PAL and its network of 72 professors and six partner research institutions will establish a competitive fund to support multiple rounds of randomized evaluations of targeted interventions to improve secondary education. J-PAL's Policy Group will help disseminate the results of the research through policy publications, networking and conferences, and, for interventions found to be successful, will assist scale-up by identifying local partners (including governments) and assisting them.

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) will undertake a comprehensive literature review to define the post-primary research domain and to understand, and identify gaps in, the state of knowledge on what works as well as gaps in knowledge to improve post-primary education in developing countries. The objective of this project is to conduct the preliminary, conceptual and background work necessary to establish the J-PAL Post-Primary Education Initiative, a coordinated research program to be led by J-PAL and to be based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 3 years)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) will develop a cell-phone based system to collect data on births and maternal deaths in a study area in northern Nigeria, support the salary of a research manager, develop a community-based maternal health education initiative, and widely disseminate research results.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab $1,175,000 between 2002 and 2014.

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