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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.

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Southeast Asia, Dissemination

Using Mixed Methods to Unpack the Black Box of a Social Accountability RCT: Early Findings from the Transparency for Development (T4D) Project in Indonesia

Hosted by: J-PAL Southeast Asia, LPEM FEB UI

1 August 2017 | LPEM FEB UI, Ali Wardhana Building 7th fl., University of Indonesia campus, Jl. Salemba Raya No. 4, Jakarta

Can communities play a role in strengthening service delivery? Does empowering citizens to engage in transparency and accountability activities lead to improvement in health outcomes?

North America, Workshop or Training

Advanced Workshop: Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Field Experiments

Hosted by: J-PAL Global

1 August 2017 to 3 August 2017
| MIT, Cambridge, MA, US

This is a three-day short course taught by Columbia University Professor of Political Science, and J-PAL affiliate, Donald P. Green, hosted by J-PAL. In this short course you will:

Participants at a training hosted by Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia, Workshop or Training

Impact Evaluations Training: Finding Strategies for Poverty Alleviation

Hosted by: J-PAL Southeast Asia, International Regional Science Association (IRSA) International Institute

15 July 2017 to 16 July 2017
| Sintesa Peninsula Hotel, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Although the idea of impact evaluation is intuitively simple to grasp, in practice there are many pitfalls that can bias results, or otherwise hinder our ability to answer important questions: at best, these can make the impact evaluation uninformative, and at worst, they can be misleading.

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.

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South Asia, Workshop or Training

J-PAL/ CLEAR South Asia Executive Education 2017

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

J-PAL/ CLEAR South Asia is organising its annual Executive Education course. 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. It focuses on evaluation methods and techniques and cover topics including M&E theory and practices, Evaluation design and Sampling Techniques.

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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.

North America, Workshop or Training

IPA J-PAL Measuring Women’s Empowerment Researcher Gathering

25 May 2017 | Cambridge, Massachussetts

In May of 2017, IPA and J-PAL brought together a small group of researchers and donors to discuss several current debates and challenges in measuring women’s empowerment and to generate a practical set of recommendations on how researchers, practitioners, and donors can improve the ways we measure empowerment using surveys and non-survey instruments.

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Africa, Dissemination

ATAI co-hosts Evidence to Action summit with ICED and BASIS

Hosted by: CEGA and J-PAL's Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative, International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED), BASIS' Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access

24 May 2017 to 25 May 2017
| Nairobi, Kenya

From May 24 – 25, 2017, CEGA and J-PAL's Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) co-hosted an Evidence to Action summit in Nairobi, a two-day event to share evidence on effective programs and policies for improving outcomes for smallholder farmers.

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

China’s rise as an economic power has significantly shifted the patterns of world trade and challenged existing empirical research about how labor markets react to trade shocks.