Learning from others: Insights from J-PAL's experience in generating useful evidence from multiple contexts

Speaker: Rachel Glennerster, executive director, J-PAL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chair: Jyotsna Puri, deputy executive director, 3ie, New Delhi

Discussants: Shamika Ravi, fellow, development economics and governance studies, Brookings Institution

Purnima Menon, senior research fellow, Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI

Date: 3 March, 3:30-5:00 PM 

Venue: India International Centre, Seminar hall No: 2, Kamladevi complex, New Delhi - 110003

Over the last decade, there has been significant investment made to generate evidence about programmes designed to improve the lives of the poor. It is crucial to understand what policymakers can learn from evidence generated in other contexts that can be used effectively in their own countries. In this seminar, Rachel Glennerster will present a practical framework for drawing not only on the detailed knowledge of local conditions, but also on rigorous impact evaluations from other countries to generate more effective policies.

About the speaker: Rachel Glennerster is the executive director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the scientific director for J-PAL Africa and also the co-chair of J-PAL's education sector. Her research includes randomised evaluations of agriculture, community-driven development, education, governance, health, microfinance and women's empowerment across developing countries, including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. For her detailed profile, click here.

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