Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)

The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) is an international network of more than 8000 members - development researchers, practioners and policy stakeholders - supported by world-renowned experts, research institutes and international institutions, all devoted to ensuring greater participation of local expertise in the analysis of policy issues related to poverty, and economic and social development in developing countries.


3IE - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

3ie’s mission is to contribute to the fulfillment of aspirations for wellbeing by encouraging the production and use of evidence from rigorous impact evaluations for policy decisions that improve social and economic development programs in low- and middle-income countries.

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Started in June 2003 by Professors Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Sendhil Mullainathan at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and renamed in honor of Abdul Latif Jameel in October 2005, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) serves as a focal point for development and poverty research based on randomized trials. The objective is to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policy makers with clear scientific results that help shape successful policies to combat poverty. J-PAL works with NGOs, international organizations, and others to evaluate programs and disseminate the results of high quality research. J-PAL works on issues as diverse as boosting girls' attendance at school, improving the output of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, racial bias in employment in the US, and the role of women political leaders in India.

Abt Associates

Abt Associates applies research and consulting techniques to a wide range of issues in social, economic, and health policy, international development, business research, and clinical trials and registries. They have partnered with IPA to extend health insurance in Nicaragua.

Action on Armed Violence (formerly Landmine Action)

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) is a not-for-profit organization. AOAV believes that safety and security are fundamental to poverty alleviation, they underpin trust relationships which are in turn the basis of property rights, credit and equitable transactions. Addressing the problems of conventional weapons and armed violence should therefore be seen as congruent with broader efforts to reduce poverty such as the millennium development goals.

Acumen Fund

We believe that pioneering entrepreneurs will ultimately find the solutions to poverty. The entrepreneurs Acumen Fund supports are focused on offering critical services – water, health, housing, and energy – at affordable prices to people earning less than four dollars a day.

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