Africa 

J-PAL's regional office in Africa, based at SALDRU at the University of Cape Town 
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J-PAL Africa was established in August 2010 to expand J-PAL’s advocacy work and research in sub-Saharan Africa. Based at the Southern Africa Labor & Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, J-PAL Africa works to improve the effectiveness of social programs in sub-Saharan Africa. We do this by supporting researchers to run randomized evaluations in Africa, conducting trainings to build capacity in understanding and running randomized evaluations, and working with policymakers to help them leverage rigorous evidence to make policies more effective and scale up the most promising programs.

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J-PAL Africa is a regional office of J-PAL, a focal point for development and poverty research based on randomized evaluations. J-PAL Africa’s local team comprises research and policy staff. Scientific Directors, Rachel Glennerster (J-PAL at MIT) and Tavneet Suri (MIT) provide strategic guidance to the Africa office. For more information on J-PAL visit the J-PAL homepage: www.povertyactionlab.org.

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On Tuesday, November 4 at 1 p.m. EST, J-PAL will host a Research Webinar with Tavneet Suri (MIT), who will present findings from her study on loans for rainwater harvesting tanks in Kenya.

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Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, visited MIT on April 22, 2014.

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J-PAL Europe, IPA, and the Ministry of Education of Burkina Faso hosted a conference in Ouagadougou on July 10-11, 2014.

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The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda, in conjunction with J-PAL, hosted a Decision Science Symposium on 21-22 May 2013.

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Over 400,000 people now have access to safe water via the Chlorine Dispenser System, which was found to dramatically improve water quality and reduce diarrhea in an evaluation in Kenya.
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Affiliates  |  Staff  |  Evaluations  |  Publications  |  Contact

J-PAL Africa was established in August 2010 to expand J-PAL’s advocacy work and research in sub-Saharan Africa. Based at the Southern Africa Labor & Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, J-PAL Africa works to improve the effectiveness of social programs in sub-Saharan Africa. We do this by supporting researchers to run randomized evaluations in Africa, conducting trainings to build capacity in understanding and running randomized evaluations, and working with policymakers to help them leverage rigorous evidence to make policies more effective and scale up the most promising programs.

Read more about J-PAL Africa’s current activities in: 

J-PAL Africa is a regional office of J-PAL, a focal point for development and poverty research based on randomized evaluations. J-PAL Africa’s local team comprises research and policy staff. Scientific Directors, Rachel Glennerster (J-PAL at MIT) and Tavneet Suri (MIT) provide strategic guidance to the Africa office. For more information on J-PAL visit the J-PAL homepage: www.povertyactionlab.org.

Evaluations in Africa