As part of an ongoing engagement with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, J-PAL North America created a policy brief summarizing the evidence for select interventions to treat opioid use disorders and related harms. Read about what works and opportunities for further research here.
This five-day program on evaluating social programs will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation.The course is designed for managers and researchers from NGOs, governments, international development organizations, and foundations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool.
J-PAL affiliate Clément Imbert started his career as a research assistant on an evaluation with the Rajasthan police. He is now starting an evaluation of a job training and placement program funded by India’s Ministry of Rural Development; a hot topic for researchers and policymakers alike.
J-PAL North America recently launched a catalog of administrative datasets to provide researchers with clear information on data access and content, including costs and indicators. Together with J-PAL North America’s guide to using administrative data for randomized evaluations, this public catalog will support researchers in carrying out high-quality evaluations.