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Rwanda, Jameel Lab Partner To Bridge Research and Policy

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ask geneva; font-size: small;”>Launched through a Memorandum of Understanding, the partnership will focus on four sharing evidence from randomized evaluations to inform policy decisions, building the capacity of senior Government policymakers through training in research methods and analysis, generating new evidence using randomized evaluation of important Rwandan programs, and jointly exploring opportunities for funding to scale effective programs and create new research.


“We are looking forward to formulate policies that are backed by research and evidence. That way policy will be effective,” Kampeta Sayinzoga, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to Treasury at the Ministry of finance said.


According to Laura Poswell, the Executive Director of J-PAL Africa, partnering with Rwanda offers opportunities to share lessons from J-PAL’s research which would be valuable in policy making.


“The MoU gives us the opportunity to explore areas that could impact policy making but also provides an opportunity to partner with Rwanda in research and also offer capacity building to policy makers,” Ms. Poswell pointed out.


In May of this year, the Government of Rwanda and J-PAL hosted a policy symposium which discussed the results of research studies particularly salient to the Rwanda context. After the symposium, the Ministries of Agriculture, Education, Health and Infrastructure have invited J-PAL to share results from their particular sectors.


The move was initiated when President Kagame invited the founders of J-PAL to come to Rwanda and share the evidence generated through its network of leading academics across the world.


In May, the Government of Rwanda and J-PAL hosted a policy symposium which discussed the results of research studies particularly salient to the Rwanda context.


The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab is a network of leading academics who use randomized impact evaluations to test the effectiveness of alternative ways to improve welfare and work with governments and development partners to integrate the lessons learned into their policy decisions.


J-PAL’s network of 80 affiliated professors has produced over 450 randomized evaluations in 52 countries. More than 63 million people have been reached by policies found to be effective by J-PAL affiliated researchers.

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