J-PAL Southeast Asia

J-PAL Southeast Asia, based at the University of Indonesia, leads J-PAL’s work in the Southeast Asia region. J-PAL Southeast Asia conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.

Our work spans a wide range of sectors, including social welfare, migration, health, good governance, and financial inclusion. We conduct capacity building activities for policymakers, researchers, and academics seeking to learn and apply rigorous impact evaluation, and work with central and local governments to help build a culture of evidence-informed decision-making in the region.

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Blog

Improving gender equality in Indonesia: The importance of addressing gender norms

Read about J-PAL Southeast Asia's November 2021 webinar to raise awareness of the Government of Indonesia’s policies and programs to promote gender equality and discuss learnings from evidence on women’s empowerment interventions around the world.

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IFII Blog Series: E-commerce platforms as a path to women’s financial inclusion

In the third installment in the IFII Blog Series, we discuss the challenges and opportunities to increase e-commerce adoption among women business owners.

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Nurturing the next generation of Indonesian development economists

J-PAL Southeast Asia is building a cadre of local researchers and policy practitioners in development economics and strengthening the use of rigorous evidence in policymaking.