J‑PAL Southeast 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.
J-PAL affiliated researchers have 52 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations in 12 countries in Southeast Asia.
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- What can we learn from randomized evaluations about ways to strengthen the Egyptian education system to better reach marginalized children and youth? Please join us via livestream on Sunday 2/23 from 5-7pm EET (10am ET) for a lecture by J-PAL affiliate Sule Alan on "Strengthening the Egyptian Education System to Better Reach Marginalized Children and Youth: What We Can Learn from Randomized Evaluations." This seminar will feature representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Education, the civil society sector, and Sule Alan, and will draw from the related global evidence to provide insights into how Egypt can strengthen its education system to ultimately improve learning outcomes among all students, particularly those from marginalized backgrounds. Register for the live webcast of the seminar: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/event/global-evidence-egypt-spotlight-seminar-education 2 days 3 hours ago.
- **Registration for Evaluating Social Programs 2020 in Cambridge, MA is now open!** Are your organization’s programs achieving their intended impact? From June 8-12, join us for a five-day, in-person training at MIT to learn why and when randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure social impact, how evaluations are designed in real-world settings, and how evaluation results can drive evidence-based decision-making. Taught by J-PAL affiliated professors and senior staff, the training is tailored to the needs of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from NGOs, governments, and foundations from the US and around the world. Learn more and apply: https://j-p.al/execed2020 1 week 2 days ago.
- Today is the last day to register for the #MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy before classes begin on February 4! This program is designed to equip learners with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing people living in poverty. Learners can audit the class for free and/or choose to upgrade at a later point, so register today! https://lnkd.in/eVj9mgG Scholarships are available to #AfricanScholars through J-PAL Africa. Learn if you are eligible and apply by Feb 4: https://lnkd.in/ef2pj6E 2 weeks 3 days ago.
- How can studying one program make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions worldwide? The answer lies in generalizability, or applying lessons from one context to another. Watch our latest video to learn more: https://j-p.al/niy 3 weeks 1 day ago.