The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Across a range of programs, interventions that successfully changed the calculus of costs and benefits of unprotected sexual activity and childbirth delayed pregnancy among adolescents. Some programs directly altered costs and benefits while others shifted perceptions of them.
What have we learned from randomized evaluations that policymakers, practitioners, and funders can use to improve social programs? J-PAL’s library of short briefs called Policy Insights highlight lessons emerging across multiple studies and the mechanisms that help explain the results.
J-PAL Africa and IPA Uganda are offering a five-day course on Evaluating Social Programs in Kampala, Uganda from August 6-10, 2018. The course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training on how to conduct an evaluation. Learn more and apply by June 22.
Starting in the summer of 2018, ReACT Hub, an MIT initiative that designs and deploys new learning opportunities for displaced populations, will sponsor a cohort of refugees to join the MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy, providing selected learners with access to scholarships for the five courses, remote work with paid internships, and in-person skill-building workshops.
910 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 79 countries
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Result #5/5: Programs seeking to reduce adolescent pregnancy should involve parents and others who have influence o… https://t.co/...
Result #4: Incentives can make a difference. Incentives like scholarships, free school uniforms, and cash transfers… https://t.co/...
Result #3: Education matters. Subsidizing school costs helps girls stay in school, which in turn encourages delays… https://t.co/...
- MIT's ReAct Hub is sponsoring a cohort of refugee learners in our MicroMasters in Data, Econ, & Development Policy. Learners can access online courses, in-person workshops, & paid internships. Applications are due June 23 - apply now! j-p.al/2JqXEZX #WorldRefugeeDay More at https://j-p.al/2jESoDb 22 hours 3 min ago.
- Looking to build your impact evaluation skills? Join us in Kampala, Uganda for our next Executive Education course, 6-10 August 2018. The course, co-hosted by Innovations for Poverty Action, provides a thorough understanding of the costs and benefits of randomized evaluations and step-by-step guidance for running your own evaluation. Check out the agenda and apply by this Friday, June 22: https://j-p.al/2KAATQQ 2 days 20 hours ago.
- Interested in learning more about how technology can improve learning - and how to evaluate its impact? Join us for a conference June 28-29 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, co-hosted by Proyecto Educar and J-PAL LAC. Register now before space runs out - https://j-p.al/2HJdIBg 1 week 1 day ago.
- "The skills I gained from the MicroMasters program helped open doors for me to pursue new ventures and share knowledge with my colleagues and peers." Hear from Norman, a learner in the MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy: https://j-p.al/2M7Gmzk & tag a friend who might be interested! 1 week 5 days ago.
- There's still time to register for Wednesday's panel event in London with DFID - UK Department for International Development and Innovations for Poverty Action: "New Frontiers: Policy Lessons from Randomized Evaluations in Governance, Conflict, and Corruption." More at j-p.al/2snS4hh - register now! (For those not in London, video will be posted after the event!) 2 weeks 2 days ago.