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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Social protection in the COVID-19 era: What does the evidence tell us?

J-PAL Southeast Asia’s Scientific Directors Rema Hanna and Benjamin A. Olken will present evidence-based insights on how to strengthen safety nets to protect the poor during COVID-19. The webinar will also feature Indonesia’s Deputy Minister of Finance to discuss how lessons from evidence presented...
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Gender-Based Violence in a Pandemic: Evidence to Inform Prevention and Response

Amid COVID-19, a “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence (GBV) has emerged, with some recent data showing increases in reports of GBV across the world. This webinar will explore policy questions and research insights to help practitioners prevent and address GBV during the pandemic.
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IDEA Handbook Webinar Series

Weekly webinars beginning 9/28/2020
Join the webinar series hosted by the IDEA Initiative on Mondays at 11am EDT during the Fall 2020 semester, starting on 9/28/2020. In this series the authors of the Handbook on Using Administrative Data for Research and Evidence-Based Policy will present case studies on successful administrative...
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Charting the Next Decade of Evidence Generation in State and Local Government: A Virtual Webinar Series

J-PAL North America’s State and Local Innovation Initiative virtual webinar series “Charting the Next Decade of Evidence Generation in State and Local Government” will explore pressing policy and research priorities facing state and local governments. Speakers in the series will discuss how state...

Past Events


Evaluating Social Programs Webinar Series

Zoom webinar (Time Zone EDT)
Join us daily from 11am-12:30pm EDT for this free, week-long webinar training series on Evaluating Social Programs. Throughout the week, these webinars will provide an introduction to why and how randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact.
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Measuring Women’s Agency, Empowerment, and Norms in Impact Evaluations: A webinar with Shagun Sabarwal

Webinar (Time zone: IST)
What does it mean for women to have agency? Can women’s empowerment be measured? How can we know if social norms have changed? Join us for a webinar with Shagun Sabarwal, Director of Policy, Training, and Communications at J-PAL South Asia, on strategies to measure gender outcomes—agency...
Webinar with Jess Goldberg - African Scholars

African Scholar Webinar Series: Session one with Jessica Goldberg

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Session hosted on Zoom. Please RSVP:
Jessica takes the class through the introduction to randomised evaluations. She explores the ideas behind developing a good research question and project, and uses the application of her fingerprinting study in Malawi.

Adaptations for phone surveys: A webinar with Tavneet Suri

Zoom webinar (Time zone: EDT)
Tavneet will share insights from transitioning a large-scale survey for the UBI Kenya project from in-person to phone interviews, with a focus on shortening and adapting questionnaires to be conducted via phone. She will start with a presentation, followed by Q&A.
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Workshop or Training

J-PAL Evaluating Social Programs Custom Course: International Rescue Committee - Jordan

Amman, Jordan
Please note: This is a custom course hosted by the International Rescue Committee. The course is tailored to the needs of professionals from humanitarian, development, government, policy, and academic organizations who are considering, planning, or currently conducting randomized evaluations.
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Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight Seminar on Education

American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus, Oriental Hall

Achieving Food Security and Pathways for Improved Nutrition in India: Insights from Global Evidence

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
As a part of the Evaluations Fest 2020 being organised by Evaluation Community of India, J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia is putting together a panel of presentations on 13th February 2020, between 2:00-3:30 pm at the India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi.
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Workshop or Training

Webinar: Reducing Housing Instability with Randomized Evaluations