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 seeks a Policy Manager who is a creative strategist, has an eye for opportunity, a dedication to quality, and a passion for helping people. We’re looking for someone who will play a critical role in holding high-level policy conversations, and creating and developing new policy projects. Do you have a strong background in economics, an understanding of randomised evaluations, and a passion to improve the lives of citizens across Africa? Apply by 15 January!
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.
USAID’s Development for Innovation Ventures (DIV) has announced Zambia’s Teaching at the Right Level (TARL) Programme as one of its 18 new investments. Among other partners, J-PAL, Pratham, Innovations for Poverty Action, and and UNICEF/Zambia will support the work hand in hand with the Zambian Ministry of General Education in rolling out TaRL to approximately 1,800 schools over the next three years in a rollout of TARL. Teaching at the Right Level has been proven to be effective by a series of randomized evaluations conducted by J-PAL affiliated professors.
MIT News covers J-PAL leadership's paper "The Generalizability Paper," which sets out a framework for bringing a successful program to scale in a new setting.
There are 263 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 28 countries in Africa.
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- J-PAL affiliated professor Paul Gertler of UC Berkeley recently visited our Latin America & the Caribbean office to talk about what works in preventing non-communicable diseases, like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Check out his presentation and more at https://j-p.al/2BaOkog. 4 days 2 hours ago.
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