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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 randomised evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programmes.

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.

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How to Get Farmers to Not Burn Crop Residue

J-PAL affiliates Kelsey Jack, Namrata Kala, Rohini Pande, Seema Jayachandran share the results of their randomized evaluation, conducted with J-PAL South Asia, which uses cash incentives to reduce the number farmers burning their crop residue. 

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REC Limited and J-PAL South Asia enter data-sharing agreement to improve power distribution and service delivery in India

REC Limited (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation Limited), a public infrastructure finance company under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, and J-PAL South Asia are partnering to create an annual, data-based assessment of 79 public and private power distribution companies across the country to improve consumer service delivery and ensure reliable electricity supply to consumers.

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Covid-19 lockdown and migrant workers: Survey of vocational trainees from Bihar and Jharkhand - II

J-PAL affiliates discuss findings from a survey experiment, highlighting the impacts of Covid-19 lockdowns on young vocational trainees from rural Bihar and Jharkhan. 

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Gender inequality: What really needs to change?

J-PAL affiliates write about how policies must change restrictive gender norms in order to progress towards gender equity and meaningfully impact the lives of women and girls.