Participants continued the RCT conversation with Aga Khan Foundation Canada as part of our Measuring Development Impact series. Featuring Thomas Chupein of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), this session presented the evidence and policy lessons that have emerged from more than 150 health evaluations conducted by J-PAL affiliated researchers. Topics include pricing of preventive health care products, behavioral nudges and use of incentives to encourage health-promoting behavior, interventions to improve health care provider performance, and opportunities for collaboration between J-PAL and the global health community.
Thomas Chupein is a Policy Manager at J-PAL and the Health Sector program manager. In these roles, he helps forge new research partnerships and conducts outreach with policymakers to catalyze the use of evidence from J-PAL evaluations. Prior to joining J-PAL, Thomas was Head of Research Initiatives for the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley, where he helped launch a program on behavioral economics in reproductive health. Previously, he worked as a data analyst for UNICEF in Bhutan, Nepal, and Thailand. Thomas holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Development Studies from UC Berkeley.
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