AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


When Evidence Meets Policy: Helping India’s State Governments Respond to Public Health Challenges

By J-PAL South Asia



Date & time


19 April 2022



19 April 2022


About this event

Nutrition and air pollution are two major public health challenges in India that require timely generation of evidence on how to shift behaviors and decision-making of key players. How can rigorous evidence help address these contemporary challenges?

Well-designed evaluations can answer policy-relevant questions on mechanisms underlying program impacts, and provide generalizable insights about strengthening policy design and implementation. Strong partnerships between implementers, researchers, and donors are critical to ensure evidence can be translated into scalable policy solutions.

This webinar will draw on two large-scale evaluations conducted in Punjab and Tamil Nadu addressing these challenges, and shed light on how policymakers and development stakeholders can formulate pathways to policy change.


  • Karthik Muralidharan (Presenter)
    J-PAL Affiliated Professor and Co-Chair, J-PAL Education Sector; Tata Chancellor’s Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego
  • Seema Jayachandran (Presenter)
    J-PAL Affiliated Professor and Chair, J-PAL Gender Sector; Breen Family Professor of Economics, Northwestern University
  • Amee Misra (Moderator)
    Senior Economist and Policy Lead, UNDP India

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