CLEAR South Asia



  • Two-pronged approach to build demand and supply for high-quality evaluations
  • Engagement and assistance for government and civil society at national and state levels
  • Targeting decision-makers at the highest levels as well as institutions and systems at the grassroots level
  • Emphasis on the use of technology for more effective collection and utilization of M&E
  • Support for the creation of knowledge, communication and networks in the evaluation community


  • Building a culture of evidence based decision-making and strengthening demand among policymakers and practitioners for high quality evaluations
  • Strengthening M&E systems and practices for strategic clients
  • Building better evaluation understanding and skills of M&E practitioners, program implementers, and donors
  • Building local researcher expertise and institutionalising M&E in the formal education system
  • Strengthening regional M&E networks and building the field of evaluation in South Asia


  • Capacity Development and Leadership
  • Technical Assistance and Advisory Services
  • Knowledge Resources and Knowledge Sharing



The CLEAR Center in South Asia is hosted by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia. The Center started operations in May 2011. Its work in Pakistan is led by the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan and  in Bangladesh it works closely with Innovations for Poverty Action.

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May 08
May 08 - 10 May, 2019
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