J-PAL Africa, which is based at the University of Cape Town, supports researchers running randomized evaluations in Africa, conducts trainings to build capacity in understanding and running randomized evaluations, and works with policymakers to help them leverage rigorous evidence to make policies more effective and scale up the most promising programs. Learn more about working at J-PAL Africa.
On September 26-27, J-PAL Africa and Pratham will host a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL), an evidence-informed approach to teaching basic skills that moulds classroom instruction to a child’s learning level. Learn more and apply to attend.
J-PAL Africa and IPA Uganda are offering a five-day course on Evaluating Social Programs in Kampala, Uganda from August 6-10, 2018. The course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training on how to conduct an evaluation. Learn more and apply by June 22.
Electricity access and usage is growing in low- and middle-income countries, including South Africa. However, many households struggle to pay their monthly electricity bills, making it difficult for utilities to sustainably supply them with electricity. Can installing prepaid electricity meters improve revenue recovery?
Laura Poswell, Executive Director of J-PAL Africa, participated on a panel at USAID’s Global Innovation Week, a multi-day event to showcase ways USAID is partnering with others to achieve the greatest impact. The panel shared their experiences generating evidence and pathways through which their results informed education programs and policies around the globe, with support from USAID.
There are 274 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 28 countries in Africa.
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- Applications close *today* for J-PAL and Innovations for Poverty Action's joint Executive Education course on Evaluating Social Programs in Kampala, Uganda, August 6-10! Apply now to gain new skills in rigorous impact evaluation: https://j-p.al/2KAATQQ. 2 days 8 hours ago.
- MIT's ReAct Hub is sponsoring a cohort of refugee learners in our MicroMasters in Data, Econ, & Development Policy. Learners can access online courses, in-person workshops, & paid internships. Applications are due June 23 - apply now! j-p.al/2JqXEZX #WorldRefugeeDay More at https://j-p.al/2jESoDb 4 days 11 hours ago.
- Looking to build your impact evaluation skills? Join us in Kampala, Uganda for our next Executive Education course, 6-10 August 2018. The course, co-hosted by Innovations for Poverty Action, provides a thorough understanding of the costs and benefits of randomized evaluations and step-by-step guidance for running your own evaluation. Check out the agenda and apply by this Friday, June 22: https://j-p.al/2KAATQQ 6 days 10 hours ago.
- Interested in learning more about how technology can improve learning - and how to evaluate its impact? Join us for a conference June 28-29 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, co-hosted by Proyecto Educar and J-PAL LAC. Register now before space runs out - https://j-p.al/2HJdIBg 1 week 5 days ago.
- "The skills I gained from the MicroMasters program helped open doors for me to pursue new ventures and share knowledge with my colleagues and peers." Hear from Norman, a learner in the MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy: https://j-p.al/2M7Gmzk & tag a friend who might be interested! 2 weeks 2 days ago.