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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Course

Measurement and Survey Design Course 2021

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Live via Zoom | IST
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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Webinar

Launching the Jobs and Opportunity Initiative African Scholars Program

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Live via Zoom | 12pm Ghana/1pm Nigeria/2pm South Africa/3pm Kenya
J-PAL’s Jobs and Opportunity Initiative (JOI) is excited to launch its African Scholars program beginning in the Fall 2021 request for proposal round, which will offer research funding to African scholars (individuals who have completed their PhD in Economics or a related field who are based at an...
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Workshop or Training

J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2021

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Live via Zoom | SAST
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

Ashoka Internship J-PAL SA 2019
Webinar

CareerTalk with J-PAL South Asia

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Live via Zoom
J-PAL South Asia’s CareerTalk aims to engage with a diverse cohort of college and university students interested in learning more about the development sector in India and employment opportunities at J-PAL South Asia. This webinar will be conducted on 17 July 2021 at 3:00–4:00 pm IST.
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Webinar

Summer School: “Innovations for Development”

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  • 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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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...
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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Presentation

Experimentation and Evaluation Put Forward as Key to Morocco's Development

On May 25, 2021, the chairman of Morocco’s Special Commission for the Development Model presented the report on the New Development Model to His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The mandate of the Commission was to analyze the Kingdom's current development path and to outline a new development model...