J-PAL Europe

J-PAL Europe, based at the Paris School of Economics, leads J-PAL’s work in Europe. J-PAL Europe conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.

With a network of affiliated professors based across Europe and beyond, we partner with governments and civil society actors to conduct rigorous impact evaluations of social programs in Europe. We also work with J-PAL offices around the globe to help inform the work of European development actors.

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Event

How Can We Improve Social Inclusion at Scale Through Education Interventions?

This webinar will explore the potential for education interventions to improve social inclusion at scale, with a focus on studies in partnership with education ministries from different settings across Europe.

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Event

Training on Randomised Impact Evaluations for Humanitarian Interventions

J-PAL Europe is pleased to offer its first training on randomised evaluations and their applications in humanitarian settings for implementers and policymakers. Held live over Zoom, this training consists of four half-days of lectures and working sessions, and will equip participants with the...

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Blog

Rigorous testing of social policies in Europe: What are we learning?

Researchers in the J-PAL network have conducted over 80 ongoing or completed randomized evaluations of social programs and policies across 20 European countries, with a particular focus on education and labor markets. J-PAL Europe has launched a summary of insights generated from this research. 

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How can insights from rigorous evidence inform policymaking in the Western Balkans?

This post highlights how rigorous impact evaluations can contribute to this broader reflection, including by examining interventions from neighboring countries outside the region facing similar challenges, such as migrant and refugee inclusion in Bulgaria and Turkey.