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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Lecture Series

Youth economic inclusion: Improving Job Search and Hiring with Limited Information

to (11:00am to 12:30pm EDT)
Live via Zoom
As part of the Morocco Employment Lab’s research seminar series, this webinar will present evidence on how information frictions affect both firms and jobseekers’ behavior and discuss how this could inform the design of better mechanisms to improve information on jobseekers’ skills in the labor...
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Webinar

Gender Norms and Women's Work

to (10:00am to 12:30pm EDT)
To add to ongoing discourse on gender norms and women’s work, this policy event brings together different stakeholders working to shift gender norms and attitudes on women’s work. These include policymakers, universities, think tanks, implementing organizations, and development agencies, among...
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Webinar

Midiendo el empoderamiento: lecciones de una evaluación para fortalecer la agencia económica de las mujeres y cambiar las normas de género

to (10:00 to 11:15am EDT)
En vivo vía Zoom
Las normas de género imponen expectativas de comportamiento y roles que influyen en la participación de las mujeres en el mercado laboral. Aunque parecen a menudo inmodificables, existe evidencia de que estas normas pueden cambiar. ¿Estamos preparados para medir estos cambios?. Este 31 de mayo a las...
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Workshop or Training

J-PAL/MIT Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2022

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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. 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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Workshop or Training

Evidence-Informed Policymaking in Germany and Beyond

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Bonn, Germany
This event will bring together German domestic policymakers, implementers, and actors of the German development cooperation to discuss and learn about evidence use and rigorous impact evaluation. Together we would like to work towards more evidence-informed programming and policymaking in Germany...
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Workshop or Training

Summer School: Development Methodologies

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Abdijan, Côte d'Ivoire
As part of the "Development Methodologies" Professorship held by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, a summer school for African researchers and policymakers will be organised from 5 to 8 July 2022 in Abidjan, on the campus of the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ENSEA).
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Workshop or Training

J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2022

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Abuja, Nigeria
This five-day course on evaluating social programs will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation.

Past Events

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Webinar

From Research to Action: Data Sharing for Policy and Program Evaluation

to (3:00 to 4:30am EDT)
Online
This webinar will discuss the role of data in supporting evidence-informed policymaking. We will delve into successful cases of data sharing, explore questions on how to ease the process of data sharing, and challenges surrounding data security and data privacy.
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Webinar

From Research to Action: The Collaboration between Policymakers and Academics

to (16 May 2022 - 9:30 to 11:00pm EDT)
Online
The webinar will discuss the role of academics and think tanks in supporting the Government of Indonesia to design policies and programs. We will discuss the importance of fostering a mutually-aligned interest between academia and policymakers, and share challenges and opportunities that might arise...
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Webinar

When Evidence Meets Policy: Helping India’s State Governments Respond to Public Health Challenges

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Live via Zoom
Nutrition and air pollution are two major public health challenges in India which require timely generation of evidence on how to shift behaviors and decision-making of key players. How can rigorous evidence help address these contemporary challenges? This webinar will draw on two large-scale...
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Webinar

Evidence for Social Protection Policy: Introducing the Social Protection Initiative

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Live via Zoom
In this webinar, speakers will discuss the value of rigorous research on innovations in social protection, highlight areas for future research, and present the opportunities and constraints faced by policymakers implementing social protection programs on the ground.
 Research incubator on designing randomised evaluations for humanitarian interventions. J-PAL Europe, Paris
Webinar

Randomised Evaluations of Humanitarian and Protection Programming: What Can We Learn and How?

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Live via Zoom
In this webinar, J-PAL's Humanitarian Initiative co-chairs and staff will be joined by donors and humanitarian practitioners to discuss the role of research in the humanitarian field, where research is needed, and what we can hope to learn from randomised evaluations in this space.
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Webinar

Countering Discrimination: Combating Innate and Societal Biases

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Live via Zoom
In this webinar, panelists will discuss the need for more evidence around effective programs to combat discriminatory practices (e.g. racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia etc.), showcasing an example of interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research focused on prejudice reduction.
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Webinar

Gendered Impacts of Covid-19: How Can Evaluations Inform Recovery and Resilience?

to (6:00 to 7:30am EDT)
Live Via Zoom
This webinar will feature evidence of the Gendered Impacts of Covid-19 in countries across South Asia and will explore how these learnings can inform crisis recovery and enhance the socio-economic security of vulnerable women.
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Webinar

Environment, Energy, and Climate Action in India: Generating Evidence for Policy through Randomised Evaluations

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Live via Zoom
This webinar will explore why, when, and how randomised evaluations can be used in the environment, energy, and climate action space and the role of rigorous evidence in designing policy that can effectively tackle challenges in this field.