J-PAL established its Southeast Asia office (J-PAL-SEA) in 2012 with financial support from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). This regional office aims to expand J-PAL research and carry out capacity building in the Southeast Asia region.
Based at the Institute for Economic and Social Research within the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (LPEM-UI) in Jakarta, J-PAL Southeast Asia works to improve the effectiveness of social programs in the Southeast Asia region. Specifically, the office aims to support researchers undertaking randomized evaluations in the region; train and build the capacity of local researchers to conduct randomized evaluations; as well as disseminate research results and collaborate with policymakers as appropriate to integrate findings into current and future development policies and programs. See all policy publications about Southeast Asia.