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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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COVIDialogues: Helping children catch up after schools reopen

J-PAL South Asia is excited to present COVIDialogues, a webinar series in which leading J-PAL-affiliated researchers respond with evidence to COVID-19’s most critical policy questions. The first COVIDialogue, which features Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J...

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Evaluating Social Programs Online Course 2020

CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia is offering an online training course on Evaluating Social Programs. Modeled after our in-person course, Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs, this five-day virtual training program is designed to provide development practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and...

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The NEP’s Focus on Early Childhood Education Can Help Children Live up to Their Potential

New research, which shows early childhood education programs are most impactful and cost-effective, should be incorporated to ensure effectiveness.

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Webinar Series: Strengthening Safety Nets and Healthcare during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join this webinar series hosted by J-PAL South Asia and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, between July 29, 2020 and August 26, 2020. In this series, J-PAL affiliated professors will present results from research funded by the Cash Transfers for Child Health (CaTCH) Initiative at J-PAL South Asia...