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

LEAP's Project Against Infibulation by USAID
The American development agency granted funding to a simple, low cost idea to reduce the rates of female genital mutilation in Africa
Summer School in International Development co-sponsored by LEAP
"Investment Choices in Development Economics". Friday 4 September 2020 Zoom virtual session organised by Lucia Corno (LEAP and Cattolica University) and Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano)
Funding programme “Roberto Franceschi” for current students of Master of Science and PhD
Fondazione Roberto Franceschi Onlus establishes an annual research funding programme in the field of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of social pathologies and forms of social exclusion.
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.


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.