This chapter discusses issues that arise when we want to use the results
of randomized evaluations to inform policy decisions.

Module 9.1

Module 9.2

Module 9.3

Module 9.4


From research to policy: using evidence from impact evaluations to inform development policy

Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment
Externalities; The Illusion of Sustainability; Worms at Work: Long-run Impacts of Child Health Gains

Three papers on deworming. 

J-PAL Policy Bulletin: Deworming: A Best Buy for Development
A J-PAL policy bulletin summarizing the results of several evaluations on a Kenyan deworming study.

Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing? Evidence from a Malaria Prevention Experiment

What Matters (and What Does Not) in Households' Decision to Invest in Malaria Prevention?

Short-Run Subsidies and Long-Run Adoption of New Health Products: Evidence from a Field Experiment

J-PAL Policy Bulletin: The Price is Wrong

PM’s Article on Universal Healthcare

WHO Releases New Guidance on Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Nets

School Subsidies for the Poor: Evaluating the Mexican Progresa Poverty Program

Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty

Pitfalls of Participatory Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Education in India

ASER Centre Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2011

The Challenge of Education and Learning in the Development World


Primary School Deworming in Kenya
J-PAL’s detailed evaluation summary of the Kremer and Miguel deworming study.


Deworm the World


Evidence Informed Policy (by Iqbal Dhaliwal, J-PAL Director of Policy)


J-PAL Scale-Ups: Free Insecticidal Bednets


J-PAL Evaluations

World Bank Development Impact Evaluation Initiative

World Bank Network of Networks on Impact Evaluation

Top Tier Evidence 

AEA RCT Registry