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

People in a queue for a vaccination drive.

Webinar Series: Strengthening Safety Nets and Healthcare during the COVID-19 Pandemic

5 Zoom Webinars between July 29, 2020 and August 26, 2020
Join this webinar series hosted by J-PAL South Asia and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, between July 29, 2020 and August 26, 2020. In this series, J-PAL affiliated professors will present results from research funded by the Cash Transfers for Child Health (CaTCH) Initiative at J-PAL South Asia...
Four laborers wearing masks and walking in India during the lockdown

Webinar: Inter-state migration in India in the time of COVID-19

Zoom Webinar
In the wake of the dynamic flows of the migrant labor force in India due to COVID-19 and resulting lockdown measures, state governments, policymakers, and researchers are faced with a number of complex questions: Will the ongoing pandemic make local, partial, or full lockdowns necessary? Will...

Evaluating Social Programs Online Course 2020

Zoom Webinar (Timezone: IST)
CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia is offering an online training course on Evaluating Social Programs. Modeled after our in-person course, Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs, this five-day virtual training program is designed to provide development practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and...

Past Events


Giving money away to the extreme poor

MIT Building 51, Room 325 and broadcast live
On April 25, Paul Niehaus, associate professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego, will lead J-PAL’s next Data, Decisions, Public Policy talk at MIT. Paul’s lecture will discuss an approach that is challenging the conventional approach to aid: giving money directly to the poor.

J-PAL North America Recruitment Webinar


European Social Inclusion Initiative Launch Conference

Paris School of Economics, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France
On March 26, J-PAL Europe launched the European Social Inclusion Initiative—a new research and policy initiative aiming to generate and disseminate lessons on which programs can help foster the inclusion of migrants and refugees in Europe. More than 200 leading researchers and representatives of...
Image: Women at a market in Indonesia.

Measuring Women's and Girls' Empowerment in Impact Evaluations

Jakarta, Indonesia
A bowl of rice

Tying assets to determine eligibility of the poor: Findings from a randomized evaluation in Indonesia

D’Lab Menteng, Jl. Riau 1, Gondangdia, Jakarta
Participants discuss open questions around eight developing evaluations during a breakout session at the year 3 convening

Building Evidence, Advancing Policy, Impacting Lives: The 3rd Annual J-PAL North America State and Local Innovation Initiative Convening

Samberg Conference Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The theme of the third annual convening is Building Evidence, Advancing Policy, Impacting Lives #BuildAdvanceImpact. Over the course of two days, panel and breakout sessions will demonstrate how rigorous evidence can help state and local governments shape policy to improve the lives of the people...