J-PAL Course on Impact Evaluations

Program Objectives

J-PAL Europe is organizing a five-day course, in English, led by affiliated professors from J-PAL, that will teach participants how to measure the effects of poverty programs scientifically and help shape better policies through the use of randomized evaluations.

Program Focus

Through both lectures and group work, participants will be given a thorough understanding of randomized evaluation including:

  • When randomized evaluations are appropriate, and how they avoid common pitfalls
  • The key components of randomized evaluations
  • Guidelines for successful implementation of a randomized evaluation 
  • How to interpret and present the results

Target Audience

The course is designed for participants from a variety of backgrounds, including managers and researchers from governments, international development organizations, non-governmental organizations, and PhD students from around the world.

Key Information

Dates:August 29 - September 2, 2016

Location:University of Mannheim (course in English)

Application:Complete this online form

Fees:See "J-PAL Europe" here

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Contact: Laura Abadia; labadia@povertyactionlab.org     


Format - Face to Face

Cost - See website for details

Duration - 5 days

Focus areas - Data Collection

Learn more - website