J‑PAL Southeast Asia
J-PAL Southeast Asia, which is based at the University of Indonesia, supports researchers undertaking randomized evaluations in the region; trains and builds the capacity of local researchers to conduct randomized evaluations; and disseminates research results and collaborates with policymakers to integrate findings into current and future development policies and programs.
When resources are constrained, how can governments ensure that they are delivering social protection programs in the most cost-effective way? Researchers partnered with the Indonesian government to design and test how identification cards affected program outcomes. View a recording of Bambang Widianto and Rema Hanna discussing this research partnership and its policy implications.
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A key challenge to achieving universal health coverage is that non-poor informal workers are difficult to enroll and retain in government health insurance programs. Researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of various incentives and information campaigns on the enrollment and retention of these workers in Indonesia’s national health insurance program.
Qualitative evidence suggests that moral considerations play an important role in individuals’ debt repayment decisions. Researchers partnered with a large Indonesian Islamic bank to evaluate the impact of sending moral quotes in reminder text messages to late-paying credit card clients.
There are 48 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 10 countries in Southeast Asia.
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- New paper - J-PAL's Rachel Glennerster and Mary Ann Bates discuss "The Generalizability Puzzle": How to adapt evidence to local contexts. https://j-p.al/2qgtLib 4 days 23 hours ago.
- New research on: -Energy efficiency programs -Cognitive behavioral therapy -Job training & more in the latest J-PAL Research Newsletter https://j-p.al/2rwtOtK 5 days 21 hours ago.