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 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.

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Update

eGov Foundation partners with J-PAL South Asia to improve government service delivery in India through effective use of technology and data

eGovernments Foundation (eGov) is partnering with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab South Asia (J-PAL South Asia) to conduct research on improving public service delivery across Indian states through effective use of digital technology and data. 

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Update

October 2021 South Asia Newsletter

In October 2021, J-PAL South Asia's quarterly newsletter focuses on how to get more people vaccinated and ways to combat urban diabetes.

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Event

Evaluating Social Programmes 2021

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. 

News

How to Get Farmers to Not Burn Crop Residue

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.