J-PAL North America


J-PAL NA's main Sloan-funded work includes: 

  • Developing and maintaining a catalog of administrative data

  • Keeping up affiliate apprised of follow-up from the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking

  • Training researchers and their assistants on how to acquire and use administrative data

  • Working to develop resources based on our experience running evaluations that use administrative data

J-PAL North America

J-PAL North America, based at MIT, seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons, and building evaluation capacity. Our work spans a wide range of sectors including health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility.

We leverage research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why.

Products & Resources

Using Administrative Data for Randomized Evaluations
Catalog of Administrative Data Sets

Contact Information

Rohit Naimpally

Research and Policy Manager

T: 617-715-5130