Southeast Asia 

J-PAL's regional office in Southeast Asia, based at the University of Indonesia. 

J-PAL established its Southeast Asia office (J-PAL-SEA) in 2012 with financial support from the Australian Government. 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 and Business at the University of Indonesia (LPEM-FEBUI) 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.

Community block grants improved health and education in Indonesian villages, and adding performance incentives sped up improvements in health.

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The Government of Indonesia distributed identification cards to 15.5 million people after a study showed that the cards improved access to a rice subsidy program.

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Community-based methods to select individuals for a cash transfer program were less accurate than proxy means tests, but they greatly improved local satisfaction.

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J-PAL established its Southeast Asia office (J-PAL-SEA) in 2012 with financial support from the Australian Government. 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 and Business at the University of Indonesia (LPEM-FEBUI) 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.

Evaluations in Southeast Asia

J-PAL affiliates have conducted over 32 randomized evaluations across the Southeast Asia region, spanning 4 countries.