Leap Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies
Our Mission
We aim at reducing poverty around the world through the design, the analysis and the dissemination of effective anti-poverty programs. We do this by combining original data collection and rigorous scientific research in order to offer reliable solutions to policy-makers seeking to improve the lives of the poor.

News & Events

Eliana La Ferrara Wins the 2020 Birgit Grodal Award
The prize is bestowed by the European Economic Association to a female economist for significant contributions to the profession.
Summer School in International Development co-sponsored by LEAP
This year's topic is "Investment Choices in Development Economics". The deadline for application is May 25, 2020.
LEAP Blog Competition
"The Potential of Machine Learning for Development Economics Research Data" by Armin Satzger
LEAP Student Grants 2020
Two student projects awarded the 2020 edition of LEAP Student Grants


Where we Work

Where we work
We work with stakeholders all over the world, with a focus on developing countries and Italy.


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We are always looking for partners and researchers who share our goals and values.