J-PAL South Asia is based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai. It was established in 2007, with generous support from the Mulago Foundation, to manage J-PAL's growing partnerships in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. J-PAL South Asia seeks to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policymakers with clear scientific evidence.
In 2011, J-PAL South Asia was selected to host the South Asia regional centre for the Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR)
. CLEAR is a global initiative coordinated by the World Bank which aims to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation capacity of government and civil society. As part of the initiative, J-PAL South Asia hosts an evaluation webinar series. To see the series schedule and videos of previous webinars, click here
J-PAL South Asia
is a regional office of J-PAL, a focal point for development and poverty research based on randomized trials. For more information on J-PAL visit the J-PAL homepage: www.povertyactionlab.org