J-PAL Africa, which is based at the University of Cape Town, supports researchers running randomized evaluations in Africa, conducts trainings to build capacity in understanding and running randomized evaluations, and works with policymakers to help them leverage rigorous evidence to make policies more effective and scale up the most promising programs.
J-PAL Africa and IPA Uganda are offering a five-day course on Evaluating Social Programs in Kampala, Uganda from August 6-10, 2018. The course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training on how to conduct an evaluation. Learn more and apply by June 22.
Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is an evidence-based education intervention that targets teaching to the basic skill level of the child. TaRL pioneer Pratham, together with J-PAL Africa, worked closely with the Ministry of General Education in Zambia to produce a set of videos that transport the viewer into a classroom implementing the approach.
J-PAL and MIT recently announced the launch of a full master’s degree program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy that combines online learning and one semester of residential instruction at MIT. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will be sponsoring scholarship opportunities for seven learners from sub-Saharan Africa to attend this program.
Laura Poswell, Executive Director of J-PAL Africa, participated on a panel at USAID’s Global Innovation Week, a multi-day event to showcase ways USAID is partnering with others to achieve the greatest impact. The panel shared their experiences generating evidence and pathways through which their results informed education programs and policies around the globe, with support from USAID.
There are 268 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 28 countries in Africa.
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