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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Primeiro ciclo de parcerias com governos no Brasil: Como participar?

to (3:00 to 4:00pm EDT)
Ao vivo via Zoom
Apesar do aumento de evidências e dados disponíveis para apoiar as decisões de políticas públicas, ainda há muito o que fazer para apoiar os governos para melhorar o desenho e a implementação de programas sociais. É por isso que construir uma cultura de tomada de decisão baseada em evidências é...
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Webinar: Preparing for Graduate Study Abroad for African Students

Hosted by:
to (9:00 to 10:00am EDT)
J-PAL Africa is holding a webinar in April for African students who would like to pursue graduate study in Economics, Public Policy, or related fields in North America or Europe. This is the first in a series of webinars to be held this year.
Mujer lidera una manifestación

Importancia de la evidencia para el diseño y mejora de programas que favorecen la agencia de las mujeres

to (11:30am to 12:50pm EDT)
Live via Zoom
En el evento se presentará tanto la relevancia de identificar el efecto de las políticas públicas como evidencia de programas que han tenido impacto en distintas dimensiones de la vida de las mujeres y sus comunidades (económicas, laborales, educativas, de salud, movilidad) que son de relevancia...
Participants at J-PAL's Evaluating Social Programs course in Cambridge, USA.
Workshop or Training

J-PAL/MIT Evaluating Social Programs Course, 2023

Cambridge, MA, US
This five-day, in-person training provides an in-depth look at why and when randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure the impact of social programs.
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Science and the Fight against Poverty: How Far Have We Come in 20 Years and What's Next?

Hosted by:
to (3:00am to 12:00pm EDT)
Collège de France in Paris
This two-day colloquium will focus on how innovation and scientific evidence are driving advances in the fight against poverty.
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J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course

Hosted by:
Cape Town, South Africa
The J-PAL Africa Evaluating Social Programs Course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation.

Past Events

A young person participates in a Vocational Skills Training Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa

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

to (4:30 to 11:30am EDT)
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.
8 de marzo de 2022. Expresión seria mujer joven usando una bufanda púrpura

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...
Woman at sewing machine speaking with a customer

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...