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 randomised evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programmes.
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.
In October 2021, J-PAL South Asia's quarterly newsletter focuses on how to get more people vaccinated and ways to combat urban diabetes.
Evaluating Social Programmes (ESP) 2021 is a five-day course that explores why and how randomised evaluations can be used to rigorously measure impact for better development outcomes.
In the news
J-PAL affiliates Kelsey Jack, Namrata Kala, Rohini Pande, Seema Jayachandran share the results of their randomized evaluation, conducted with J-PAL South Asia, which uses cash incentives to reduce the number farmers burning their crop residue.
REC Limited and J-PAL South Asia enter data-sharing agreement to improve power distribution and service delivery in India
REC Limited (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation Limited), a public infrastructure finance company under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, and J-PAL South Asia are partnering to create an annual, data-based assessment of 79 public and private power distribution companies across the country to improve consumer service delivery and ensure reliable electricity supply to consumers.