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

The nationwide lockdown in India hit migrant workers particularly hard and once travel restrictions were lifted, 11 million interstate migrants returned home. In this note, Chakravorty et al. present key findings from a phone survey of youth from Bihar and Jharkhand who were previous trainees of...

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Mission Karmayogi: An ambitious plan to bolster State capacity

Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of state capacity and the primacy of governments in providing their citizens effective means to deal with the impact of the crisis. An important lever for improving public administration during and beyond the crisis is improving the quality of decisions made...

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How to use data for everyday decisions in a pandemic

To help us make safe, intelligent decisions for how to conduct our everyday lives during the pandemic, we need new data-driven tools to assess risk based on our unique personal profiles and local conditions.

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Improving last mile delivery of public services by leveraging digitized data

In order to ensure data reliability, a measure adopted during large-scale surveys is independent quality audits, or back checks. These are undertaken by persons independent of the survey team, who revisit a subset of respondents within a few days of the original survey to re-administer small...