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

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...
A woman works on her laptop in an office setting in Uganda.
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

HCDI Convening panel
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...
People wait outside a city court in Pakistan
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...
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Workshop or Training

Foundations of Randomized Evaluations: For the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency

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New Cairo, Egypt
In partnership with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA), J-PAL Middle East and North Africa (MENA), based at the American University in Cairo, is pleased to offer a training on randomized evaluations and how they are designed in real-world settings for MSMEDA project...
Police in India.
Webinar

Combating Violence Against Women through State Institutions: Emerging Evidence and Implications for Practice

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Live via Zoom | 9:30-10:45am EST / 7:00-8:15pm IST
With the rate of domestic violence increasing in light of Covid-19, what is the role of state institutions, including the police, in preventing and responding to violence against women? The second webinar in the Governance, Crime, and Conflict Initiative’s (GCCI) series will discuss randomized...
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Webinar

Impact Evaluation of the Transition from Rastra to BPNT: Preliminary Findings

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Live via Zoom
Indonesia is in the process of transforming a social assistance program reaching more than 15 million beneficiaries. J-PAL affiliated researchers, in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia, conducted a randomized evaluation to aid this transition and measure the program’s impact. Join us to...
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Webinar

Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight Seminar: Social Norms and Gender

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Live via Zoom
Please join us for the upcoming Global Evidence for Egypt spotlight webinar on social norms and gender, which will focus on what global evidence tells us about shifting social and gender norms for improved development outcomes in favor of girls and women, consider if norms can shift, and discuss...