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J-PAL South Asia

Learn more about our Covid-19 Policy and Research work, as well as our ongoing research initiatives, upcoming events, and how to engage with the J-PAL South Asia team.

Solving deep-rooted & complex development challenges

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

J-PAL South Asia, based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research in India, leads J-PAL’s work in the South Asia region. J-PAL South Asia conducts randomised evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programmes.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 224 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.

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Covid-19 Policy

J-PAL South Asia’s Policy Engagements to Support Governments during Covid-19

Covid-19 Research

J-PAL affiliates have been undertaking 18 research projects in South Asia (including new research as well as expanding on existing projects) to understand the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown on the region’s most vulnerable populations.


Search our database of 1092 randomized evaluations conducted by our affiliates in 91 countries. To browse summaries of key policy recommendations from a subset of these evaluations, visit the Policy Publications tab.


Our staff work in three verticals: Research, Education, and Training; Policy and Communications; and Finance and Operations. Staff support J-PAL's work at our global office at MIT and regional offices worldwide.


Each initiative identifies key gaps in the evidence; funds cutting-edge research; and supports policy engagement to share results and scale up effective programs.


We host events around the world and online to share results and policy lessons from randomized evaluations, build new partnerships between researchers and practitioners, and train organizations on how to design and conduct randomized evaluations.