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Events

We host events around the world and online to share results and policy lessons from randomized evaluations, build new partnerships between researchers and practitioners, and train organizations on how to design and conduct randomized evaluations, and use evidence from impact evaluations.

South Asia, Workshop or Training

Measurement and Survey Design Course 2017

3 May 2017 to 5 May 2017
| New Delhi, India

J-PAL South Asia through the CLEAR Initiative is organising a 3-day open enrolment course on Measurement and Survey Design.  The three-day course on Measurement and Survey Design is intended for researchers, M&E professionals and other individuals interested in gaining essential skills for collecting high  quality primary data.

North America, Dissemination

The China Shock: Economic and Political Consequences of China’s Rise for the United States

18 May 2017 | MIT's campus in Cambridge, MA and webcast

David Autor is Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)'s Disability Research Center. In this talk, he will discuss how China’s emergence as a great economic power has induced an epochal shift in patterns of world trade.

North America, Workshop or Training

J-PAL Global Executive Education 2017

Hosted by: J-PAL Global

12 June 2017 to 16 June 2017
| Cambridge, MA

This five-day course provides participants a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and a pragmatic step-by-step guidance on conducting one’s own evaluation.

Participants at training sit around round table

South Asia, Workshop or Training

J-PAL/ CLEAR South Asia Executive Education Course 2017

3 July 2017 to 7 July 2017
| New Delhi, India

J-PAL/ CLEAR South Asia is organising an open enrolment course on Executive Education. This five-day course provides participants a thorough understanding of impact evaluations and a pragmatic step-by-step guidance on conducting one’s own evaluation.

Africa, Workshop or Training

IPA/J-PAL Africa Executive Education Course, 2017

Hosted by: J-PAL Africa

10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017
| Nairobi, Kenya

This five-day program on evaluating social programs will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation.The course is designed for managers and researchers from NGOs, governments, international development organizations, and foundations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool.

Abhijit Banerjee headshot

North America, Dissemination

Demonetizing India: what, why, and where now

13 April 2017 | MIT Building 4, Room 237 and webcast

On November 8, 2016, the Government of India announced that all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would no longer be accepted as legal tender. This decision, known as “demonetization,” is one of the most unusual policy reforms carried out in recent times. In this installment of the Data. Decisions. Public Policy.

North America, Dissemination

Research and Innovation: Ed-Tech, Personalized Learning & the Digital Divide

Hosted by: J-PAL North America

31 March 2017 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02142

This conference will bring together leading education experts to explore how rigorous research can support the use of technology in education and increase access to education particularly for students from low-income communities. Watch videos of each talk here. 

Africa, Dissemination

Experimenting for a Better Future: Drawing Policy Lessons from Randomised Evaluations

Hosted by: The Wits School of Governance

13 March 2017 | Classroom F, Mwalimu House Wits School of Governance, 2 St David’s Place, Parktown

The policymaking landscape is flooded with ‘great ideas’ for tackling social policy problems, competing for financing and buy-in, despite often limited evidence of their effectiveness. As with clinical trials for medicine, randomised evaluations of development policies can provide a scientific and unbiased way to measure these policies’ impacts across multiple dimensions on people’s lives.

North America, Workshop or Training

J-PAL State and Local Innovation Initiative – Year 1 Participant Conference

Hosted by: J-PAL North America

12 January 2017 to 13 January 2017
| Cambridge, MA and live stream

State and local government leaders, leading scholars, and social service providers gathered in Cambridge on January 12th and 13th to share their first-hand experiences creating and using rigorous evidence to address key challenges related to poverty.

North America, Workshop or Training

State and Local Innovation Initiative Webinar

Hosted by: J-PAL North America

8 December 2016 | Webinar

Panel of five speakers at the event

North America, Dissemination

What Have We Learned? Improving Development Policy Through Impact Evaluation

Hosted by: Center for Global Development (CGD), J-PAL

6 December 2016 | Washington, DC

CGD and J-PAL take stock of the evidence and impact evaluation movement and its promise for improving social policy in developing countries.

North America, Matchmaking

Innovative Health Care Delivery to Reduce Poverty Conference

17 November 2016 to 18 November 2016
| Cambridge, MA

At this two-day conference in Cambridge, health care experts and practitioners explored opportunities for research, innovation, and evidence-informed policymaking to address a range of national health care challenges.