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.
Please join us on October 27 for the second in a series of webinars about Pratham’s teaching at the right level (TaRL), a methodology that has been shown, through rigorous evaluations, to consistently improve basic reading and numeracy skills. This session will focus on Assessment, with presentations on the ASER tool, contextualizing the tool for Africa, and assessment-driven classroom action.
Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton) is working on an ongoing randomized evaluation in Benin on the impacts of supplementary math teachers, funded by J-PAL’s Post-Primary Education Initiative. “We hope that this program will inspire parents to invest more in their daughters’ education, and that girls learn the cognitive and non-cognitive skills needed to cope with adolescence and do well in math.”
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.
The latest J-PAL Bulletin analyzes results from three randomized evaluations of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs in the United States and Liberia. Researchers found that CBT helped young men become more focused on the future, reducing criminal and violent behavior and increasing graduation rates when delivered in school.
There are 260 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 28 countries in Africa.
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- More than 130 million girls were out of school in 2015. What can we do? Follow the evidence: j-p.al/2kHeYP4 #DayoftheGirl 6 days 19 hours ago.
- Who enrolls in our online MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy? Meet Leena from Sudan, Kundan from India, and Diana from Romania: https://j-p.al/2xS1bbk @MITxonedX 2 weeks 11 hours ago.
- So many people were interested in our in-person Executive Education training that we turned it into a free, open online course. The latest run of the course, "Evaluating Social Programs," starts this week. Enroll now! https://www.edx.org/course/evaluating-social-programs-mitx-jpal101x-6 2 weeks 1 day ago.
- For our followers in Santiago, Chile! Interested in micro-entrepreneurship? Join our Latin America & Caribbean office next Wednesday, October 4, for a presentation from J-PAL affiliate Claudia Martinez. Sign up at https://j-p.al/2xCIx9N. 2 weeks 4 days ago.
- Want to run a randomized impact evaluation, but not sure where to start? Our *free* online course, "Evaluating Social Programs," starts Monday! Enroll now: https://www.edx.org/course/evaluating-social-programs-mitx-jpal101x-6 2 weeks 4 days ago.