J-PAL Africa is a focal point for poverty and development research based on randomised evaluations. Affiliated with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, J-PAL Africa seeks to expand the agenda of randomised programme evaluation and evidence-based policymaking in sub-Saharan Africa.
Based within SALDRU at the University of Cape Town's School of Economics, J-PAL Africa works closely with governments
and NGOs to improve the effectiveness of social policy by evaluating “real life” programmes, training others to do the same, and partnering with governments and NGOs to help them integrate knowledge of what does, or does not, work into their development strategies.
For more information please visit the J-PAL Africa website.