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Events

We host events around the world and online to share results and policy lessons from randomized evaluations, build new partnerships between researchers and practitioners, and train organizations on how to design and conduct randomized evaluations.

North America, Dissemination

Giving money away to the extreme poor

Hosted by: J-PAL-MIT Data. Decisions. Public Policy lecture series

25 April 2019 | MIT Building 51, Room 325 and broadcast live

On April 25, Paul Niehaus, associate professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego, will lead J-PAL’s next Data, Decisions, Public Policy talk at MIT. Paul’s lecture will discuss an approach that is challenging the conventional approach to aid: giving money directly to the poor.

Latin America & the Caribbean, Workshop or Training

Diplomado en Evaluación de Impacto de Programas y Políticas Públicas 2019

Hosted by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

26 April 2019 to 26 October 2019
| Santiago de Chile

Actualmente es poco lo que se sabe en relación a qué políticas realmente funcionan para contrarrestar la problemática para la cual fueron implementadas. ¿Cómo generar entonces conocimiento sobre las políticas que realmente funcionan para reducir la pobreza, y aprender de ello para tomar mejores decisiones de política pública?

South Asia, Workshop or Training

Measurement and Survey Design Course 2019

Hosted by: J-PAL South Asia, CLEAR South Asia

8 May 2019 to 10 May 2019
| The Lalit, New Delhi, India

Programme Objectives Survey instruments represent one of the most commonly used tools for collecting primary data from individuals and groups. Several factors need to be considered, during the design and implementation phases, to ensure that data collected through survey instruments is reliable and accurate.

North America, Dissemination

Venezuela: How did we get here, and what’s next?

Hosted by: J-PAL/MIT Data, Decisions, and Public Policy Lecture Series

14 May 2019 | MIT Building 3-270 and live webcast

The third constitution—ever—was written in Venezuela. Additionally, use of the term “social security” as a responsibility of the state was first introduced in Venezuela in 1818.

Europe, Workshop or Training

ESII training for partners: Conceiving a Randomized Evaluation

Hosted by: J-PAL Europe

27 May 2019 to 29 May 2019
| Paris School of Economics, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014, Paris, France

The European Social Inclusion Initiative (ESII) is a multi-year research initiative that aims to generate new evidence and share emerging lessons for programs and policies seeking to foster the social inclusion of migrants and refugees.

North America, Workshop or Training

J-PAL Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programs, US 2019

Hosted by: J-PAL Global & North America

10 June 2019 to 14 June 2019
| MIT Cambridge, MA, USA

Course Content

South Asia executive education

South Asia, Workshop or Training

J-PAL Executive Education: Evaluating Social Programmes 2019

Hosted by: J-PAL South Asia, CLEAR South Asia

1 July 2019 to 5 July 2019
| The Claridges, New Delhi, India

Applications to J-PAL South Asia's annual Executive Education course are now open. This five-day in-person training gives participants a thorough understanding of why and when researchers and policymakers might choose to conduct randomised evaluations and how randomised evaluations are designed in real-world settings.

North America, Dissemination

Using Randomized Evaluation to Learn about the Changing Nature of Work: J-PAL Launches the Work of the Future Initiative

Hosted by: J-PAL North America

12 April 2019 | Royal Sonesta - Cambridge, MA

J-PAL North America’s Work of the Future Initiative supports randomized evaluations of strategies and innovations that address the changing nature of work in North America.

North America, Dissemination

J-PAL North America Recruitment Webinar

Hosted by: J-PAL North America

29 March 2019 | Webinar

Passionate about using rigorous research to reduce poverty and improve lives? Interested in working with colleagues who value building diverse teams with inclusive and collaborative relationships?

Europe, Celebration/Other

European Social Inclusion Initiative Launch Conference

Hosted by: J-PAL Europe

26 March 2019 | Paris School of Economics, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France

Image: Women at a market in Indonesia.

Southeast Asia, Dissemination

Measuring Women's and Girls' Empowerment in Impact Evaluations

12 March 2019 | Jakarta, Indonesia

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Africa, Dissemination

Teaching at the Right Level Webinar Series: Session 6 - Maintaining Quality at Scale

Hosted by: J-PAL Africa

27 February 2019 | Webinar

Join us on 27 February for the sixth in a series of webinars about Pratham's Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach. This session will feature presentations by Rukmini Banerji, Ben Simuyandi, and Ben Piper and cover the topic of how to maintain quality at scale.

A bowl of rice

Southeast Asia, Dissemination

Tying assets to determine eligibility of the poor: Findings from a randomized evaluation in Indonesia

Hosted by: J-PAL Southeast Asia

21 February 2019 | D’Lab Menteng, Jl. Riau 1, Gondangdia, Jakarta

Evidence has shown that targeted anti-poverty programs offer significant improvement towards household consumption, as well as health and education outcomes for children1. To determine eligibility of beneficiaries in receiving the programs, governments conduct tests to measure asset ownership of households or is commonly known as proxy-means test (PMT).

Participants discuss open questions around eight developing evaluations during a breakout session at the year 3 convening

North America, Dissemination

Building Evidence, Advancing Policy, Impacting Lives: The 3rd Annual J-PAL North America State and Local Innovation Initiative Convening

Hosted by: J-PAL North America

11 February 2019 to 12 February 2019
| Samberg Conference Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The State and Local Innovation Initiative supports US state and local leaders in using randomized evaluations to generate new and widely applicable lessons about which programs work, which work best, and why.