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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Workshop or Training

Summer School: Development Methodologies

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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Countering Discrimination: Policy and Research to Combat Bias in the Workplace

Hosted by:
Live via Zoom
Rigorous research has shown that discriminatory practices are often embedded in the workplace. This webinar will address what strategies are effective at combating this type of bias.
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Generando evidencia para impulsar la agencia económica de las mujeres en Centroamérica, México y Colombia

to (12:00 to 1:30pm EDT)
J-PAL Latinoamérica y el Caribe junto a la Iniciativa de Género y Agencia Económica (GEA) de J-PAL organizarán un webinar, gratuito y en español sobre lecciones de evidencia para promover la agencia económica de las mujeres aplicable al contexto de Centroamérica, México y Colombia. Asimismo...
A woman works on her laptop in an office setting in Uganda.
Workshop or Training

J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2022

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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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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The search for good jobs: Youth Job Search and Job Quality

to (10:00 to 11:30am EDT)
Live via Zoom
As part of the Morocco Employment Lab (MEL)’s research seminar series, Prof. Imran Rasul will present a recent study entitled “The search for good jobs: Evidence from a six-year field experiment in Uganda”. This study seeks to understand the origins of young people's job search behaviors in the...
J-PAL affiliate Luc Behagel presents at a J-PAL training event.
Workshop or Training

J-PAL/MIT Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2022

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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Morocco Employment Lab’s Evidence Sharing Seminar: Using Evidence to Improve Youth Economic Inclusion in Morocco

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Rabat, Morocco and via live stream
This seminar will focus on youth economic inclusion, including three panel discussions led by senior policymakers, academics, and staff from the Morocco Employment Lab.
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NBER and MIT Roybal Centers Joint Virtual Meeting

Virtual via Zoom
In partnership with the NBER Roybal Center, the MIT Roybal Center will host a virtual meeting featuring presentations of completed pilot projects and office hours with Center principal investigators.
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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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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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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...