J-PAL South Asia

CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia at IFMR is organising an online five-day course Evaluating Social Programmes from November 22nd to November 26th, 2021. Sessions will be held from 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM IST. Modelled after our in-person course, this is a five-day virtual training programme, designed to provide researchers, development practitioners, government stakeholders, donors and students with an introduction to why and how randomized evaluations can be used to rigorously measure impact for better development outcomes.  

Please find the sample agenda here (right click to open link in the new window). We recommend you review it before applying.


Given the interactive nature of the course, proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement for admission.

Only individuals working or studying in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) are eligible to apply to this online training course. Interested individuals in Pakistan are encouraged to apply to the upcoming Evidence-Based Program Design workshop organised by Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP).

10. Mailing Address

II. Educational Profile

III. Organisation and Job Profile

IV. Technical Knowledge

We will now ask you some questions related to your familiarity with M&E and randomised evaluation. This information will be used to tailor the instructions of the course:

V. About the course and J-PAL

9. Mailing Address

II. Academic Background

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III. About the course and J-PAL

CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia is offering one (1) scholarship spot to a select student participant for this course:

The scholarship is offered solely on the basis of merit and would cover only the course fee. CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia will offer no further awards beyond this scholarship.

VII. J-PAL Contact


Student scholarship: CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia will offer one free spot to a student candidate. Other student candidates who might be accepted to the course (without the scholarship) are welcome to attend the course with a fee of INR 15,000.

Group discount: If two participants from the same organisation/institution are accepted for the course, both participants are eligible for a 10 percent discount on their fee.

Payment deadline: Payment for those accepted to the course is due no later than one week before the start date of the course (15th November, 2021). J-PAL reserves the right to release any spot for whom payment has not been received by such time. 

Payment Options


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


J-PAL South Asia will confirm receipt of your application via email. J-PAL will notify applicants who have been accepted to the course by 15th November, 2021. 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.