J‑PAL Asia del Sur
J-PAL South Asia, based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research in India, leads J-PAL’s work in the South Asia region. J-PAL South Asia conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.
We have a growing number of partnerships in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. In 2011, we were selected to host the South Asia Center for CLEAR, a global initiative coordinated by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. Under this initiative, we host a knowledge sharing roundtable series and equip practitioners with the expertise to carry out rigorous evaluations through training courses, advisory services, and joint research projects.
Researchers are working with the state government of Haryana to evaluate the impact of three programs aimed at increasing child immunization by building demand for vaccination: the use of small, non-financial incentives, tailored reminders, and leveraging village social networks.
The J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia Research for Impact Fellowship aims to equip young development researchers with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to design and implement randomized evaluations for assessing the effectiveness of social policies and programs.
Growing from just a few research assistants in Delhi and a lean support team in Chennai in 2007 to more than 175 staff across nine field offices today, the J-PAL South Asia team is filling critical evidence gaps and building the capacity of governments and civil society organizations to create positive social change. Learn more in Executive Director Shobhini Mukerji's blog post.
Existen 181 evaluaciones aleatorizadas, finalizadas o en curso, implementadas en 6 países de Sur de Asia.
Randomized evaluation completed with Govt of Tamil Nadu, 3100 diabetics & pre-diabetics in Coimbatore, intervention… https://t.co/5LtzJUr1Sw
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- A Big Data Revolution in Assessing Climate Risk: Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing humanity. However, most of what we know about its economic impacts come from models that were developed before the modern empirical literature on climate impacts emerged. This literature has been made possible by recent advances in remote sensing, climate models, and computing power. Professor Michael Greenstone, will discuss his work with the Climate Impact Lab, a team of over 25 researchers who are combining climate science, econometrics, and big data analytics to quantify climate change risks. His talk will focus on the health and energy impacts of climate change and outline the Climate Impact Lab’s ongoing work. 1 week 2 days ago.
- We're working with partners like Pratham Education Foundation, USAID - US Agency for International Development, & UNICEF to help governments across Africa and South Asia evaluate and scale up Teaching at the Right Level. What does TaRL look like in practice - and how do you know if it's right for your school? j-p.al/aneww7b604 1 week 3 days ago.
- There's a lot of climate change data out there. How can we put it to use? Register now for "A Big Data Revolution in Assessing Climate Risk," this Thursday, 10/11 at 1pm ET with professor Michael Greenstone: https://j-p.al/datad40c07. 1 week 4 days ago.
- Congratulations to J-PAL North America Scientific Director Amy Finkelstein for being named a 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow! https://www.macfound.org/fellows/1010/. Check out Amy's RCT research at https://j-p.al/evalu9b02e. 2 weeks 2 days ago.
- Our newest online course, Measuring Health Outcomes in Field Surveys, starts TODAY! Enroll for free and build your evaluation skills: https://www.edx.org/course/measuring-health-outcomes-in-field-surveys. Tag a friend or colleague who might be interested! 3 weeks 4 days ago.