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

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 programmes 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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Rigorous evaluations for humanitarian interventions: In conversation with the World Food Programme

J-PAL Europe recently organised a virtual training on randomised evaluations for nearly 50 representatives of humanitarian organisations with the support of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. The programme featured a presentation from Kristen McCollum, an impact evaluation analyst...

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Evidence for Climate Action in Europe

This webinar shed light on the process, benefits, and challenges of using randomised evaluations to generate evidence in the climate action space in Europe. 

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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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Q&A with affiliate Michela Carlana on an online tutoring program to address Covid-19-induced educational inequalities

Following the shift to online instruction across Italian schools in March 2020, J-PAL affiliates  Michela Carlana (Harvard University) and Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University) rapidly launched an online tutoring program to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds who were lagging behind during...