J-PAL Europe, based at the Paris School of Economics, leads J-PAL’s work in Europe and francophone Africa. J-PAL Europe conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.
J-PAL Europe provides courses, trainings, and customized workshops on the use of randomized evaluations. We recently launched a fundraising campaign in support of a J-PAL initiative on social inclusion, answering some of the most pressing questions in Europe today related to migrant inclusion and education. In francophone Africa, partnerships with the governments of Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire support evidence-informed policymaking in the region, including a pilot of the Teaching at the Right Level approach to primary education.
On March 26, J-PAL Europe launched the European Social Inclusion Initiative—a new research and policy initiative aiming to generate and disseminate lessons on which programs can help foster the inclusion of migrants and refugees in Europe. More than 200 leading researchers and representatives of governments, NGOs, foundations, and corporations from across Europe, as well as international organizations, gathered in Paris, France, for the launch event.
Many programs and policies across Europe aim to tackle social and economic exclusion of migrants and refugees, but there is little evidence suggesting which approaches work and which do not. J-PAL Europe recently released a white paper that reviews three key levers of social inclusion in the Europe context: education, skills for youth, and migrant inclusion. This paper lays the groundwork for a multi-year initiative to fund new research and share emerging lessons on effective social inclusion policies in the region.
Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is an educational approach to help primary school students who have fallen behind to catch up by targeting instruction to their current learning level. J-PAL Europe and partner organizations are currently developing a pilot of this approach in Côte d’Ivoire.
Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to test the impact of a general voter outreach effort on the political participation of immigrants relative to participation of non-immigrants. The canvassing treatment increased voter turnout of immigrants without affecting turnout of non-immigrants.
There are 53 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 16 countries in Europe.
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- Venezuela: How did we get here, and what’s next?: 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. Between 1945 and 1965, Venezuela had the second fastest growth rate in per capita GDP (after Japan), the second lowest inflation rate (after Germany), and the lowest interest rate, not to mention good weather (which clearly defines paradise). So, what happened? On May 14, Professor Roberto Rigobon of MIT Sloan will deliver the next talk in J-PAL’s Data, Decisions, Public Policy (D2P2) lecture series. Roberto will speak about the modern history of Venezuela, starting from when the country had little oil all to way up to the turmoil of today. He will discuss the current humanitarian crisis and possible alternatives moving forward. 4 days 17 hours ago.
- Due to high demand, we've added more seats for our June executive education course @MIT in Cambridge, MA! Join us for an intensive five-day training on impact evaluation methods, with a focus on rigorous randomized evaluation. Apply now: https://j-p.al/US-ExecEd-19. 4 days 20 hours ago.
- Join us next Tuesday, May 14 at 3pm ET for a talk on the modern history of Venezuela w/ MIT professor Roberto Rigobon - including discussion of the current humanitarian crisis and possible ways forward. Register to attend in person or watch live online: j-p.al/d2p2. #D2P2 1 week 2 days ago.
- Around the world, vast amounts of data are being collected, creating tremendous opportunities to transform lives through better policies. J-PAL's new IDEA Initiative will enable more of these opportunities - see how at https://j-p.al/idea-launch. (And the IDEA team is hiring! See open positions at https://j-p.al/24f08 and https://j-p.al/79174.) 1 week 4 days ago.
- Pratham Education Foundation & J-PAL have worked together over 15 years to refine Pratham's Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach with rigorous randomized evaluations. Through TaRL Africa, we're now expanding to 3m+ students. What does this look like in practice? j-p.al/53c60 2 weeks 4 days ago.