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.

Upcoming Events

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Social protection in the COVID-19 era: What does the evidence tell us?

J-PAL Southeast Asia’s Scientific Directors Rema Hanna and Benjamin A. Olken will present evidence-based insights on how to strengthen safety nets to protect the poor during COVID-19. The webinar will also feature Indonesia’s Deputy Minister of Finance to discuss how lessons from evidence presented...
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Gender-Based Violence in a Pandemic: Evidence to Inform Prevention and Response

Amid COVID-19, a “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence (GBV) has emerged, with some recent data showing increases in reports of GBV across the world. This webinar will explore policy questions and research insights to help practitioners prevent and address GBV during the pandemic.
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IDEA Handbook Webinar Series

Weekly webinars beginning 9/28/2020
Join the webinar series hosted by the IDEA Initiative on Mondays at 11am EDT during the Fall 2020 semester, starting on 9/28/2020. In this series the authors of the Handbook on Using Administrative Data for Research and Evidence-Based Policy will present case studies on successful administrative...
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Charting the Next Decade of Evidence Generation in State and Local Government: A Virtual Webinar Series

J-PAL North America’s State and Local Innovation Initiative virtual webinar series “Charting the Next Decade of Evidence Generation in State and Local Government” will explore pressing policy and research priorities facing state and local governments. Speakers in the series will discuss how state...

Past Events

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COVIDialogues: Helping children catch up after schools reopen

Zoom webinar (Time zone: IST)
J-PAL South Asia is excited to present COVIDialogues, a webinar series in which leading J-PAL-affiliated researchers respond with evidence to COVID-19’s most critical policy questions. The first COVIDialogue, which features Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J...

Evaluating Social Programs Online Course 2020

Zoom Webinar (Timezone: IST)
CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia is offering an online training course on Evaluating Social Programs. Modeled after our in-person course, Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs, this five-day virtual training program is designed to provide development practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and...
Four laborers wearing masks and walking in India during the lockdown

Webinar: Inter-state migration in India in the time of COVID-19

Zoom Webinar
In the wake of the dynamic flows of the migrant labor force in India due to COVID-19 and resulting lockdown measures, state governments, policymakers, and researchers are faced with a number of complex questions: Will the ongoing pandemic make local, partial, or full lockdowns necessary? Will...
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Webinar Series: Strengthening Safety Nets and Healthcare during the COVID-19 Pandemic

5 Zoom Webinars between July 29, 2020 and August 26, 2020
Join this webinar series hosted by J-PAL South Asia and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, between July 29, 2020 and August 26, 2020. In this series, J-PAL affiliated professors will present results from research funded by the Cash Transfers for Child Health (CaTCH) Initiative at J-PAL South Asia...
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Introducing J-PAL Middle East & North Africa: Building Partnerships to Accelerate Poverty Reduction and Foster Evidence-Informed Policy in MENA

Hosted by:
Webinar | 3 PM EET / 9 AM EST / 1 PM GMT
J-PAL is proud to announce the launch of its newest regional office, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa, based at the American University in Cairo’s School of Business and launching in collaboration with Community Jameel.

Social protection in the COVID-19 era: What can the evidence tell us?

On Wednesday, June 24, Rema Hanna (Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia), and Benjamin Olken (Director, J-PAL; Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia) shared learning from evidence laying for social protection systems to adequately respond to the COVID-19 context at an online event hosted by...
John Floretta, J-PAL Global Director of Policy and Communications, delivering a lecture at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, India.

Creating and Running Online Courses: Webinar Series for the Indian Government

J-PAL South Asia in collaboration with J-PAL Global organised a series of webinars through June 2020 for officials from the Indian government. This series was geared to support the Indian government as it transitions to a centralised online learning platform to build the capacity of their officers.

Evaluating Social Programs IRC - Jordan Webinar Series

Zoom webinar (Time Zone EDT)
Join us each week from 3:00-4:30pm EEST (8:00-9:30am EDT) for this webinar training series on Evaluating Social Programs. Over the course of four weeks, these webinars will provide an introduction to why and how randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact. The sessions...