J‑PAL Sudeste de Asia
J-PAL Southeast Asia, based at the University of Indonesia, leads J-PAL’s work in the Southeast Asia region. J-PAL Southeast Asia conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs.
Our work spans a wide range of sectors, including social welfare, migration, health, good governance, and financial inclusion. We conduct capacity building activities for policymakers, researchers, and academics seeking to learn and apply rigorous impact evaluation, and work with central and local governments to help build a culture of evidence-informed decision-making in the region.
In Indonesia, researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation of the Transparency for Development (T4D) program. Equipped with a community scorecard that details local health problems and barriers to receiving healthcare, community activists will formulate and undertake social actions to address these barriers to accessing high-quality maternal and neonatal healthcare.
Research by Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Ben Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto finds that distributing a simple card explaining a government aid program leads to poor villagers in Indonesia receiving more of the subsidized rice they are entitled to.
J-PAL Southeast Asia Executive Director Lina Marliani shares examples from J-PAL affiliated researchers’ work to highlight how randomized evaluations can be used to inform open governance programs.
Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation with the Indonesian government that compared self-targeting to automatic screening in the context of a conditional cash transfer program. Requiring households to apply for a cash transfer program in Indonesia discouraged rich households from seeking out benefits and identified a relatively poorer group of beneficiaries.
Existen 52 evaluaciones aleatorizadas, finalizadas o en curso, implementadas en 12 países de El Sudeste De Asia.
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- In the United States, more than 500,000 people experience homelessness on a given night. Are you an organization in the United States working to respond to this crisis and interested in rigorously evaluating your program or policy? If so, J-PAL North America invites you to submit a letter of interest through the Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator. Selected organizations that operate programs aimed at reducing homelessness, preventing evictions, and promoting housing stability will receive pro bono technical assistance to develop an evaluation idea, flexible funding, and connections with J-PAL’s network of leading academic researchers. https://j-p.al/d2i 6 days 22 hours ago.
- **New policy positions open in Kenya, Nigeria, and/or South Africa!** We are seeking applications for a Policy Manager to lead our Labor Markets work based in Kenya, Nigeria, or South Africa; and a Policy Manager to lead our Gender Initiative efforts based in Kenya. Policy Manager, Labor Markets: https://j-p.al/pyu Policy Manager, Gender Initiative: https://j-p.al/GI_K The Policy Group plays a key role in translating research by J-PAL affiliates into actionable poverty alleviation policies around the world. Staff connect the dots between economics and policy and are passionate about working with organizations to inform development policy. Apply by January 24 for early consideration. 1 week 1 day ago.
- 2019 was a banner year for J-PAL on many fronts. We launched exciting new initiatives to expand the frontiers of research and evidence-informed policy, grew our online MicroMasters program, and accepted the first class of students in our new Master’s in Data, Economics, and Development Policy. 2019 was also notable for an exceptional reason: J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo and longtime affiliate Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. So how do we top this incredible year, or for that matter, the past decade? We do so by doubling down on the hard work and strong, collaborative partnerships that helped this movement succeed, and by focusing on a number of new priority areas. Our Global Executive Director provides a quick recap of 2019 and highlights some of the key focus areas for 2020 and beyond. Read more: https://j-p.al/kyj 1 week 2 days ago.
- Just 4 days left to apply to open positions at J-PAL through our annual recruitment drive! Open positions in research, education, training, policy, and administration—take a look through our job database for opportunities at J-PAL offices worldwide, research assistant positions, and positions at our partner organizations: www.povertyactionlab.org/careers Got questions? Check out our FAQ page (povertyactionlab.org/faq) and our online information session (youtube.com/watch?v=RIixYWusFoY) 2 weeks 3 days ago.
- Business skills training programs are common across the world, but a recent J-PAL review of 22 randomized evaluations shows that being offered business skills training did not always have the intended impact on microenterprises. Read more here: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/policy-insight/teaching-business-skills-support-microentrepreneurs 3 weeks 2 hours ago.