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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.

D2P2: Data. Decisions. Public Policy.

North America, Dissemination

Coming apart? Lives of the rich and poor over time in the United States

28 September 2017 | MIT Building 4-270 and webcast live

Income inequality in the United States has increased consistently since the 1980s, but has this growing economic gap led to larger cultural distance between the rich and poor? Using results from a machine learning algorithm, this talk will discuss whether the lives and attitudes of the rich and poor have diverged from the 1960s to the 2010s.

Southeast Asia, Workshop or Training

Evaluasi Program Sosial - Banda Aceh (Evaluating Social Programs)

Hosted by: J-PAL Southeast Asia, Statistics Program - FMIPA Universitas Syiah Kuala, Social and Cultural Research Center (PPISB Unsiyah), Aceh Public Administration Institute (PKP2A LAN Aceh), Aceh Regional Development Planning Agency (Bappeda Aceh)

17 October 2017 to 19 October 2017
| Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Indonesian: Melalui 3 hari pelatihan, peserta akan diperkenalkan pada beberapa topik dalam merancang eksperimen. English: During this course, attendees will be introduced to several topics related to the design of randomized evaluations.

Southeast Asia, Workshop or Training

Evaluasi Program Sosial - Makassar (Evaluating Social Programs)

Hosted by: J-PAL Southeast Asia, Faculty of Business and Economy Universitas Hassanudin

15 November 2017 to 17 November 2017
| Makassar, Indonesia

Indonesian: Melalui 3 hari pelatihan, peserta akan diperkenalkan pada beberapa topik dalam merancang eksperimen. English: During this course, attendees will be introduced to several topics related to the design of randomized evaluations.

Latin America & the Caribbean, Workshop or Training

Curso Avanzado en Métodos de Inferencia Experimental y Cuasi-Experimental para la Evaluación de Impacto

Hosted by: Universidad Torcuato di Tella

21 November 2017 to 24 November 2017
| Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Curso Avanzado en Métodos de Inferencia Experimental y Cuasi-Experimental para la Evaluación de Impacto ofrece una introducción rigurosa tanto a los métodos clásicos como al desarrollo metodológico reciente sobre análisis e interpretación de diseños experimentales y cuasi-experimentales aplicados en la investigación de las ciencias sociales.

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Africa, Dissemination

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Webinar Series: Session 1

Hosted by: J-PAL Africa

30 August 2017 | Webinar

Are you part of an implementing organization or government that is frustrated by inadequate gains in learning outcomes? Are you interested in learning about an effective strategy to improve basic literacy and numeracy? Join us for the first in a series of webinars about Pratham's Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) methodology.

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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?

Adult students in a classroom

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

Columbia University Professor of Political Science and J-PAL affiliate Donald P. Green will teach an advanced workshop on designing, conducting, and analyzing field experiments.

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.