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.

Latest News

Eliana La Ferrara is elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association.
International honorees of distinction are elected by the American Economic Association's Executive Committee.
Summer School in International Development co-sponsored by LEAP
"Investment Choices in Development Economies". Sunday 29 August - Wednesday 1 September 2021 at Castello di Gargonza, Tuscany, Italy Organised by Lucia Corno (LEAP and Cattolica University) and Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano)
LEAP Student Grants 2021
LEAP invites affiliated students to submit proposals for research projects on poverty and development issues through the "LEAP Student Grant" project. NEW deadline: January 30, 2021.


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


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