J‑PAL Asie du Sud-Est
J-PAL Southeast Asia, based at the University of Indonesia, leads J-PAL’s work in the Southeast Asia region. J-PAL Southeast Asia conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.
Our work spans a wide range of sectors, including social welfare, migration, health, good governance, and financial inclusion. We conduct capacity building activities for policymakers, researchers, and academics seeking to learn and apply rigorous impact evaluation, and work with central and local governments to help build a culture of evidence-informed decision-making in the region.
In Indonesia, researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation of the Transparency for Development (T4D) program. Equipped with a community scorecard that details local health problems and barriers to receiving healthcare, community activists will formulate and undertake social actions to address these barriers to accessing high-quality maternal and neonatal healthcare.
Research by Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Ben Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto finds that distributing a simple card explaining a government aid program leads to poor villagers in Indonesia receiving more of the subsidized rice they are entitled to.
J-PAL Southeast Asia Executive Director Lina Marliani shares examples from J-PAL affiliated researchers’ work to highlight how randomized evaluations can be used to inform open governance programs.
Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation with the Indonesian government that compared self-targeting to automatic screening in the context of a conditional cash transfer program. Requiring households to apply for a cash transfer program in Indonesia discouraged rich households from seeking out benefits and identified a relatively poorer group of beneficiaries.
Il y a 50 évaluations aléatoires menées par nos professeurs affiliés dans 11 pays en Asie du Sud-Est.
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- Looking to improve impact evaluation practices at your organization, but not sure where to start? Join us June 10-14 at MIT in Cambridge, MA for our flagship training course, Evaluating Social Programs! More seats added - apply now! https://j-p.al/US-ExecEd-19 1 hour 55 min ago.
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- Due to high demand, we've added more seats for our June executive education course @MIT in Cambridge, MA! Join us for an intensive five-day training on impact evaluation methods, with a focus on rigorous randomized evaluation. Apply now: https://j-p.al/US-ExecEd-19. 1 week 3 days ago.
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