Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Southeast Asia ( J-PAL SEA) Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Plan
Summary of publication
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a network of 145 affiliated professors from 49 universities that conducts randomized evaluations to measure the impact of development and social programs to reduce poverty in over 80 countries, work with policy makers to translate this knowledge into policy change, and help strengthen practitioners' capacity to conduct and use the results of evaluations. J-PAL was founded in 2003 and currently it has six regional offices in South Asia, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, North America and Southeast Asia. The J-PAL Southeast Asia (J-PAL SEA) was established as the fifth regional office in 2013 at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Indonesia.
In line with its broader goals of promoting a more prosperous and inclusive Indonesia, Government of Australia began investing in J-PAL SEA to promote the creation of evidence and analysis to inform policy development. This document presents the monitoring evaluation and learning (MEL) plan for J-PAL SEA.
The plan is based on four key evaluation questions that guide data collection and analysis for ongoing monitoring and periodic evaluation. There are a range of reporting outputs from the MEL system, in addition to regular opportunities to learn and improve on program and project implementation.