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).

Using Randomization in Development Economics Research: A Toolkit

Paper published by Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer. December 12, 2006

Comparative Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Inform Policy in Developing Countries: A General Framework with Applications for Education.

Comparative Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Inform Policy in Developing Countries: A General Framework with Applications for Education. Iqbal Dhaliwal, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, Caitlin Tulloch1 Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MIT December 3, 2012

Table: Estimation methods

This table describes different estimation methods.

Case Study: Report Cards in Pakistan

This case study is based on “Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test-scores on Educational Markets”, by Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja.

Case Study: Savings Group

Training Materials originally created by the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative

Case Study: Vocational Training in the Dominican Republic

This case study is based on “The Labor Market Impacts of Youth Training in the Dominican Republic,” by Card et. al. (2011), Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 29:2.

Case Study: Voter Awareness in Brazil

This case study is based on “Exposing Corrupt Politicians: The Effects of Brazil’s Publicly Released Audits on Electoral Outcomes,” by Ferraz, C. & F. Finan. (2008), The Quarterly Journal of Economics: May 2008.

Case Study: Voter Awareness in Mexico

This case study is based on the paper “Information Dissemination and Local Governments’ Electoral Returns, Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico,” by Alberto Chong (IADB), Ana L. De La O (Yale), Dean Karlan (Yale), and Leonard Wantchekon (NYU)