J-PAL South Asia

CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia: Measurement and Survey Design 2019: Application Form

This is a three-day introductory course that provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to basic concepts of measurement theory and quantitative survey design. The course draws on J-PAL South Asia’s vast experience in running randomised evaluations that involve extensive primary data collection. Through this course, participants will learn how to decide what data to collect, design good survey instruments, pilot survey instruments, and develop field protocols.

We recommend that you review the agenda (right click to open link in the new window) to understand your interests in the course and its relevance to your capacity building needs before enrolling yourself. 

Venue: The Lalit, New Delhi

Date: May 8 - 10, 2019

Fee Structure: Click here (right click to open link in the new window)

Course Level: Basic - Intermediary 

Business Mailing Address

Applying for a Bursary: The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) Bursary Programme covers the course fee for a selected group of participants that meet the eligibility criteria as described here.

Letter of support

All applications need to be accompanied by ONE letter of support from your organisation. Applications without a letter of support will be declined without review.


In the event you are unable to produce a letter of support by the stipulated deadline, kindly produce a self-declared undertaking stating: ‘The letter will be made available to the bursary programme office, New Delhi before the conference/course start date. I understand that if I am unable to produce the said letter before the conference/course start date, my bursary will stand cancelled.’ 

Mailing Address

We will be offering a scholarship to one (1) student to attend our 2019 Measurement and Survey Design Course. The scholarship is open only for individuals who are currently enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate studies. This scholarship will only cover the full course fee for the selected student; travel, lodging and other incidental costs are not included. 


Payment for those accepted to the course is due NO LATER THAN 10 April, 2019. J-PAL reserves the right to release any candidate for whom payment has not been received by such time. Cancellations or deferrals must be submitted in writing up to 14 days prior to the start of the course to receive a full refund. Due to course demands and the volume of pre-course preparation, cancellations or deferrals received within 14 days prior to the start of the course are subject to a fee of one-third the course fee; within seven days are subject to two-thirds of the course fee. Cancellations or deferrals after the start of the course are subject to full payment. All subsequent cancellations or deferrals are subject to a cancellation fee. 

Payment Options

Those applicants accepted for the course will be notified with additional instructions regarding payment. Payments can be made through:

1. Demand Draft
2. Bank Transfer

J-PAL South Asia will confirm receipt of your application via e-mail. J-PAL will notify applicants who have been accepted to the course by 29 March, 2019. Accepted applicants who have paid the course fee by the due date will receive course materials, including a course agenda with session times and meeting rooms/sites, as well as a  list of other participants, no later than a week prior to the course start date. Any course pre-readings, surveys, etc. will be provided to you.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its courses and activities.