J‑PAL Latin America & the Caribbean
J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC), based at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, leads J-PAL’s work in the LAC region. J-PAL LAC conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.
Our research team works with J-PAL's network of affiliated professors to measure the impact of social programs and policies in LAC. Through online and in-person courses, we train implementers, policymakers, donors, and advocates on how to generate and use rigorous evidence. Our policy team works to institutionalize this learning and disseminate research results to governments and other partners.
Our new J-PAL report, “Creating a Culture of Evidence Use: Lessons from J-PAL’s Government Partnerships in Latin America,” sheds light on the many paths from evidence to improved policy in government.
Los co-fundadores del Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Abhijit Banerjee y Esther Duflo, y el profesor afiliado de J-PAL, Michael Kremer, recibieron el Premio en Ciencias Económicas en memoria de Alfred Nobel 2019. El premio fue otorgado “por su aproximación experimental al alivio...
J-PAL affiliated researchers have 159 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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- What can we learn from randomized evaluations about ways to strengthen the Egyptian education system to better reach marginalized children and youth? Please join us via livestream on Sunday 2/23 from 5-7pm EET (10am ET) for a lecture by J-PAL affiliate Sule Alan on "Strengthening the Egyptian Education System to Better Reach Marginalized Children and Youth: What We Can Learn from Randomized Evaluations." This seminar will feature representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Education, the civil society sector, and Sule Alan, and will draw from the related global evidence to provide insights into how Egypt can strengthen its education system to ultimately improve learning outcomes among all students, particularly those from marginalized backgrounds. Register for the live webcast of the seminar: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/event/global-evidence-egypt-spotlight-seminar-education 5 days 22 hours ago.
- **Registration for Evaluating Social Programs 2020 in Cambridge, MA is now open!** Are your organization’s programs achieving their intended impact? From June 8-12, join us for a five-day, in-person training at MIT to learn why and when randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact, how evaluations are designed in real-world settings, and how evaluation results can drive evidence-based decision-making. Taught by J-PAL affiliated professors and senior staff, the training is tailored to the needs of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from NGOs, governments, and foundations from the US and around the world. Learn more and apply: https://j-p.al/execed2020 1 week 5 days ago.
- Today is the last day to register for the #MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy before classes begin on February 4! This program is designed to equip learners with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing people living in poverty. Learners can audit the class for free and/or choose to upgrade at a later point, so register today! https://lnkd.in/eVj9mgG Scholarships are available to #AfricanScholars through J-PAL Africa. Learn if you are eligible and apply by Feb 4: https://lnkd.in/ef2pj6E 3 weeks 42 min ago.
- How can studying one program make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions worldwide? The answer lies in generalizability, or applying lessons from one context to another. Watch our latest video to learn more: https://j-p.al/niy 3 weeks 5 days ago.