J‑PAL South Asia

J-PAL South Asia, which is based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in India, analyzes and disseminates research results and builds partnerships with policymakers to ensure that policy is driven by evidence and that programs proven effective are scaled up. 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 (Centers for Learning on Evaluations and Results), a global initiative coordinated by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. Under this initiative, we equip practitioners with the expertise to carry out rigorous evaluations through training courses, advisory services, joint research projects, and also host a knowledge sharing roundtable series on fundamental topics in monitoring and evaluation.

There are 171 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 6 countries in South Asia.