Research Resources

Our library of practical resources is available for researchers undertaking randomized evaluations and those teaching the technique to others. The resources presented here are curated by J-PAL in partnership with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).

Guide: Writing Randomization Code in Stata

This step-by-step guide uses data and an annotated Stata do-file to illustrate how a simple randomization can be carried out using Stata.

Case Study: Developing a Theory of Change and Logical Framework (Log Frame).

Using the example of a J-PAL evaluation in India, this case study illustrates how to construct a log frame and use one's theory of change to pick appropriate outcomes and indicators for measurement.

Case Study: Encouraging community-based monitoring of healthcare in Uganda

This case study is based on the paper “Community-based monitoring of primary healthcare providers in Uganda” (forthcoming) by Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm) and Jakob Svensson (Stockholm)

Slides: What is Evaluation?

Learn why evaluate social programs, what is evaluation, and the components of evaluation in these slides from J-PAL's Executive Education Course.

Slides: Measurement Lecture

These slides are from a lecture on Measurement offered as part of J-PAL's Executive Education course.

Case Study: Getting Parents Involved

This case study is based on “Getting Parents Involved: A field Experiment in Deprived Schools”by Francesco Avvisati, Marc Gurgand, Nina Guyon, and Eric Maurin, CEPR Discussion Paper 8020, 2010.

Guide: Getting Parents Involved

This guide is based on “Getting Parents Involved: A field Experiment in Deprived Schools” by Francesco Avvisati, Marc Gurgand, Nina Guyon, and Eric Maurin, CEPR Discussion Paper 8020, 2010.

Case Study: Reforming School Monitoring

This case study is based on the J-PAL Study “Primary Education Management in Madagascar” by Esther Duflo, Gerard Lassibille, and Trang van Nguyen.