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.

Upcoming Events

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Webinar

Emerging Challenges for the Post-Covid Era: Addressing Opportunity, Inequality, and Growth

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Live via Zoom
The economic damage of Covid-19 represents the largest economic shock the world has experienced in decades. In Indonesia, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant economic disruption, with adverse impact on jobs and livelihoods, especially among the most vulnerable segments of society. This...
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Webinar

Summer School: “Innovations for Development”

Hosted by:
  • J-PAL Europe
  • Agence française de Développement
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Organized on Zoom, the summer school will present innovative approaches for development through plenary sessions conducted by renowned academic researchers, and will improve the capacity of participants in the design, implementation and use of impact evaluations of social programs.
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Course

Measurement and Survey Design Course 2021

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Live via Zoom
Measurement and Survey Design Course is a five-day course that provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to basic concepts in measurement theory and quantitative survey design.
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Workshop or Training

J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2021

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Live via Zoom
Held live over Zoom, this five-day training will equip participants with the resources and knowledge to engage with impact evaluations of social programs in Africa.

Past Events

Participants at J-PAL's Evaluating Social Programs course working through an exercise on their computers.
Workshop or Training

J-PAL/MIT Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2021

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Live via Zoom
Held live over Zoom, this four-day training will equip participants with the resources and knowledge to engage with impact evaluations of social programs. The interactive course provides an in-depth look at why and when randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact, methods...
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Webinar

Covid Dialogues: Addressing Education Challenges during Covid-19

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Live via Zoom
This Covid Dialogues webinar will share policy-relevant evidence on online learning, parental engagement, and girls’ education to address education access, quality, and equity challenges resulting from and exacerbated by Covid-19.
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Webinar

Using Phone Surveys to Improve Public Service Delivery and Guide Crisis Response

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Live via Zoom
In low- and middle-income countries, regular program monitoring for improving public service delivery and the beneficiary experience is often constrained by slow, indirect processes such as periodic government surveys as well as unrepresentative, sporadic data from government dashboards and...
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Webinar

Building State Capacity for Tax Collection: Emerging Evidence and Implications for Practice

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Live via Zoom
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, tax revenues are equivalent to just 7.5% of GDP, standing in stark contrast to higher-income countries in which tax revenues generate billions of dollars for essential government services. These challenges of domestic resource mobilization are complex and involve...
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Conference

HCDI at 8: Building on Eight Years of Randomized Evaluations to Improve Health Care Delivery

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Virtual via Zoom
Since 2013, the US Health Care Delivery Initiative has supported randomized evaluations of strategies that aim to make health care delivery in the United States more efficient, effective, and equitable. Over the last eight years, HCDI has collaborated with academics from various disciplines, health...
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Webinar

Mobile Money: Impacts, Challenges and Open Questions

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Live via Zoom | 9:00-10:30am EST / 4:00-5:30pm EAT
With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J-PAL Africa is hosting a practitioner-focused webinar, to highlight the evidence on the impacts of mobile money and digital financial services on poverty, open policy research questions, and challenges that practitioners face in sub-Saharan...
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Webinar

Who Delivers Justice? Evidence for Strengthening Dispute Resolution Systems

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Live via Zoom
How can states strengthen formal systems of justice provision and build citizen trust in the state? And how can informal dispute resolution systems complement or undermine these efforts? The third webinar in the Governance, Crime, and Conflict Initiative’s (GCCI) series will discuss randomized...
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Webinar

Covid Dialogues: Cash Grants to Support Female Entrepreneurs

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Live via Zoom
Women-led small businesses and informal workers were particularly vulnerable to shocks from the Covid-19 pandemic, and many did not have access to government relief programs. One solution may be unconditional cash transfers to help vulnerable communities withstand shocks and improve economic...