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

The cover of the IDEA Handbook, with a grid of photos showing key points in the process of accessing, using, and communicating data

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...

Past Events


MIT J-PAL’s Work of the Future Initiative: Building a Future that Works for All

Accel office in Palo Alto, CA

Thinking Globally to Mitigate Climate Change: Paying Local Communities to Protect Forests

Hosted by:
MIT 35-225, Cambridge, MA
A woman writes on the board during the Evaluating Social Programs course in Kampala in 2018.
Workshop or Training

J-PAL Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs, Cape Town 2019

University of Cape Town, South Africa
J-PAL Africa is offering a five-day course on Evaluating Social Programs in Cape Town, South Africa from July 29 to August 2, 2019. The course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training on how to conduct an evaluation.
Evaluating Social Programs participants sit around tables listening to a presentation
Workshop or Training

Evaluasi Program Sosial – Banda Aceh (Evaluating Social Programs) 2019

Hermes Palace Hotel, Banda Aceh
South Asia executive education
Workshop or Training

J-PAL Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programmes 2019

Hosted by:
The Claridges, New Delhi, India
Applications to J-PAL South Asia's annual Executive Education course are now open. This five-day in-person training gives participants a thorough understanding of why and when researchers and policymakers might choose to conduct randomised evaluations and how randomised evaluations are designed in...
Workshop or Training

J-PAL Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs, US 2019

MIT Cambridge, MA, USA