Global Policy Research

Financial Security

SPI has been growing its international research agenda through several research projects in Israel and Canada. Since 2017, the SPI researchers have been partnering with the National Insurance Institute of Israel to examine enrollment and participation patterns in Israel’s universal Child Development Account program. In 2017 and 2018, the SPI team, Intuit, and representatives of the Canadian government have been discussing to pilot a savings-focused intervention in the tax-filing software in Canada. Since 2018, the SPI research team has been working with the Joint Distribution Committee in Israel (JDC-Israel) and researchers from several universities in Israel on developing and implementing behavioral interventions across a diverse set of social service programs.

Principal and Co-Investigators

SPI Staff

Yarden Avnor

Doctoral Research Assistant