J‑PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia, based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research in India, leads J-PAL’s work in the South Asia region. J-PAL South Asia conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.
We have a growing number of partnerships in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. In 2011, we were selected to host the South Asia Center for CLEAR, a global initiative coordinated by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. Under this initiative, we host a knowledge sharing roundtable series and equip practitioners with the expertise to carry out rigorous evaluations through training courses, advisory services, and joint research projects.
Applications to J-PAL South Asia's annual Executive Education course are now open. This five-day in-person training gives participants a thorough understanding of why and when researchers and policymakers might choose to conduct randomised evaluations and how randomised evaluations are designed in real-world settings.
Program implementers, evaluators, and donors convened in New Delhi to formally launch J-PAL’s gender sector in South Asia and discuss the current context and future priorities for the sector.
Researchers are working with the state government of Haryana to evaluate the impact of three programs aimed at increasing child immunization by building demand for vaccination: the use of small, non-financial incentives, tailored reminders, and leveraging village social networks.
The J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia Research for Impact Fellowship aims to equip young development researchers with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to design and implement randomized evaluations for assessing the effectiveness of social policies and programs.
There are 186 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 6 countries in South Asia.
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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 9 hours 37 min ago.
- Internship alert! J-PAL Africa is hiring for a research intern starting immediately for an impact evaluation of an ICT platform allowing citizens of mining affected communities to anonymously voice their complaints about nearby mining activities. The intern is based at J-PAL's office in Johannesburg with travel to surrounding provinces. The position is compensated at US $1,000 per month, flights and accommodation will be provided, and all field-work-related travel costs will be covered. More info here: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers/research-intern-mining-south-africa-j-pal-africa-102990. Apply now! 1 day 14 hours ago.
- Venezuela: How did we get here, and what’s next?: The third constitution—ever—was written in Venezuela. Additionally, use of the term “social security” as a responsibility of the state was first introduced in Venezuela in 1818. Between 1945 and 1965, Venezuela had the second fastest growth rate in per capita GDP (after Japan), the second lowest inflation rate (after Germany), and the lowest interest rate, not to mention good weather (which clearly defines paradise). So, what happened? On May 14, Professor Roberto Rigobon of MIT Sloan will deliver the next talk in J-PAL’s Data, Decisions, Public Policy (D2P2) lecture series. Roberto will speak about the modern history of Venezuela, starting from when the country had little oil all to way up to the turmoil of today. He will discuss the current humanitarian crisis and possible alternatives moving forward. 1 week 3 days ago.
- 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.
- Join us next Tuesday, May 14 at 3pm ET for a talk on the modern history of Venezuela w/ MIT professor Roberto Rigobon - including discussion of the current humanitarian crisis and possible ways forward. Register to attend in person or watch live online: j-p.al/d2p2. #D2P2 2 weeks 1 day ago.