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.

Group of women wait to collect subsidized rice in Indonesia

North America, Dissemination

What Have We Learned? Improving Development Policy Through Impact Evaluation

Hosted by: Center for Global Development (CGD), J-PAL

6 December 2016 | Washington, DC

CGD and J-PAL take stock of the evidence and impact evaluation movement and its promise for improving social policy in developing countries.

North America, Workshop or Training

J-PAL State and Local Innovation Initiative – Year 1 Participant Convening

Hosted by: J-PAL North America

12 January 2017 to 13 January 2017
| Cambridge, MA

This convening will feature state and local policymakers who have been leaders in building rigorous evidence in their jurisdictions and the researchers who have partnered with them to conduct feasible, high-quality evaluations.

North America, Matchmaking

Innovative Health Care Delivery to Reduce Poverty Conference

17 November 2016 to 18 November 2016
| Cambridge, MA

This conference will explore innovations in health care delivery, highlight examples of evidence-informed policy, and provide opportunities for partnership development between researchers and practitioners.

Polling location with privacy screen reading "Vote"

North America, Dissemination

The Science (and Pseudoscience) of Winning Elections

2 November 2016 | MIT 54-100 or webcast live

In the lead-up to the US presidential election, the third lecture of the D²P²: Data. Decisions. Public Policy. series featured J-PAL affiliated professor Donald Green (Columbia) speaking on “The Science (and Pseudoscience) of Winning Elections."

Smiling woman looks at child's school work

North America, Dissemination

Measurement for Action

19 September 2016 | Cambridge, MA, USA or online

J-PAL hosted the second talk of its lecture series at MIT, D²P²: Data. Decisions. Public Policy. Dr. Rukmini Banerji (CEO of Pratham) discussed her work with the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) and how the massive citizen-led assessment of children’s learning has led to a national debate and changed public priorities in India.

Europe, Workshop or Training

J-PAL Europe Executive Education Course 2016, Mannheim

29 August 2016 to 2 September 2016
| Mannheim, Germany

Program Objectives  J-PAL Europe is organizing a five-day course, in English, led by affiliated professors from J-PAL, that will teach participants how to measure the effects of poverty programs scientifically and help shape better policies through the use of randomized evaluations.

Latin America & the Caribbean, Workshop or Training

Taller: “Diseño de evaluación de impacto” con funcionarios del Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables del Perú

8 August 2016 to 11 August 2016
| Lima, Peru

Program objectives

Southeast Asia, Workshop or Training

J-PAL Southeast Asia Evaluating Social Programs, 2016, Jakarta

2 August 2016 to 4 August 2016
| University of Indonesia

Program Objectives  In cooperation with the University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Economics and Business, J-PAL Southeast Asia is organizing a three-day course that will introduce participants to randomized evaluations and how this method can be used to measure the effects of social programs and help shape better policies.

Latin America & the Caribbean, Workshop or Training

Workshop: “Evidence-based intervention design” with Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations staff

14 July 2016 to 15 July 2016
| Lima, Peru

On July 14 and 15, 2016, IPA Peru, J-PAL LAC, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) and the National Program against Domestic and Sexual Violence (PNCVFS) of the MIMP organized the Workshop "Evidence-based intervention design"; as part of the Project "Institutionalization of the use and generation of evidence for the improvement of the interventions of the PCNVF