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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The Right Place, at the Right Time: Perspectives on Evidence-to-Policy Pathways

While there exists a growing body of rigorous research that aims to understand the impact of development programs, it often takes a long time for evidence to inform policy and improve the lives of vulnerable populations at scale. This webinar, organized as a part of Campbell South Asia's Evidence...

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xSDG UnConference: Making global development inclusive

J-PAL South Asia is collaborating with Belongg, Dalberg and Breakthrough to host the inaugural edition of the xSDG UnConference on designing inclusive social programs and policies to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 


Covid-19 lockdown and migrant workers: Survey of vocational trainees from Bihar and Jharkhand - II

J-PAL affiliates discuss findings from a survey experiment, highlighting the impacts of Covid-19 lockdowns on young vocational trainees from rural Bihar and Jharkhan. 


Gender inequality: What really needs to change?

J-PAL affiliates write about how policies must change restrictive gender norms in order to progress towards gender equity and meaningfully impact the lives of women and girls.