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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Webinar

Covid Dialogues: Cash Grants to Support Female Entrepreneurs

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Live via Zoom
Women-led small businesses and informal workers were particularly vulnerable to shocks from the Covid-19 pandemic, and many did not have access to government relief programs. One solution may be unconditional cash transfers to help vulnerable communities withstand shocks and improve economic...
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Webinar

Who Delivers Justice? Evidence for Strengthening Dispute Resolution Systems

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Live via Zoom
How can states strengthen formal systems of justice provision and build citizen trust in the state? And how can informal dispute resolution systems complement or undermine these efforts? The third webinar in the Governance, Crime, and Conflict Initiative’s (GCCI) series will discuss randomized...
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Webinar

Mobile Money: Impacts, Challenges and Open Questions

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Live via Zoom | 9:00-10:30am EST / 4:00-5:30pm EAT
With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J-PAL Africa is hosting a practitioner-focused webinar, to highlight the evidence on the impacts of mobile money and digital financial services on poverty, open policy research questions, and challenges that practitioners face in sub-Saharan...
HCDI Convening panel
Conference

HCDI at 8: Building on Eight Years of Randomized Evaluations to Improve Health Care Delivery

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Virtual via Zoom
Since 2013, the US Health Care Delivery Initiative has supported randomized evaluations of strategies that aim to make health care delivery in the United States more efficient, effective, and equitable. Over the last eight years, HCDI has collaborated with academics from various disciplines, health...
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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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Workshop or Training

J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2021

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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 in Africa.

Past Events

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

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On Wednesday, June 24, Rema Hanna (Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia), and Benjamin Olken (Director, J-PAL; Scientific Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia) shared learning from evidence laying for social protection systems to adequately respond to the COVID-19 context at an online event hosted by...
John Floretta, J-PAL Global Director of Policy and Communications, delivering a lecture at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, India.
Webinar

Creating and Running Online Courses: Webinar Series for the Indian Government

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Zoom
J-PAL South Asia in collaboration with J-PAL Global organised a series of webinars through June 2020 for officials from the Indian government. This series was geared to support the Indian government as it transitions to a centralised online learning platform to build the capacity of their officers.
Webinar

Evaluating Social Programs IRC - Jordan Webinar Series

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Zoom webinar (Time Zone EDT)
Join us each week from 3:00-4:30pm EEST (8:00-9:30am EDT) for this webinar training series on Evaluating Social Programs. Over the course of four weeks, these webinars will provide an introduction to why and how randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact. The sessions...
Webinar

Evaluating Social Programs Webinar Series

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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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Webinar

Measuring Women’s Agency, Empowerment, and Norms in Impact Evaluations: A webinar with Shagun Sabarwal

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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
Webinar

African Scholar Webinar Series: Session one with Jessica Goldberg

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Session hosted on Zoom. Please RSVP: j-p.al/webinar-form
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.
Webinar

Adaptations for phone surveys: A webinar with Tavneet Suri

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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

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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.