All 3ie Replication Studies

This page lists all replication studies awarded by 3ie's replication programme.

These replication studies are in different stages of 3ie’s replication.process.To see all of the studies in any individual stage, please search by stage of replication on the 3ie Replication Studies Status page.

Risk sharing and transactions costs: evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Replication Researchers: Nazila Alinaghi
Original Paper TitleRisk sharing and transactions costs: evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution
Original Researchers: William Jack and Tavneet Suri
Original publicationAmerican Economic Review
Replication Plan: Not applicable
Current Status: Replication Study Awarded

Building state capacity: evidence from biometric smartcards in India

Replication Researchers: Akinwande Atanda
Original Paper TitleBuilding state capacity: evidence from biometric smartcards in India
Original Researchers: Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus and Sandip Sukhantankar
Original publicationAmerican Economic Review
Replication Plan: Not applicable
Current Status: Replication Study Awarded

Payment mechanisms and anti-poverty programs: evidence from a mobile money cash transfer experiment in Niger

Replication Researchers: Edmundo Beteta, Giovanna Aguilar, Oliver Elorreaga, Jean Pierre Meneses, Edgar Ventura and César Huaroto
Original Paper TitlePayment mechanisms and anti-poverty programs: evidence from a mobile money cash transfer experiment in Niger
Original Researchers: Jenny Aker, Rachid Boumnijel, Amanda McClelland and Niall Tierney
Original publicationEconomic Development and Cultural Change
Replication Plan: Not applicable
Current Status: Replication Study Awarded

Cash, food, or vouchers?: evidence from a randomized experiment in northern Ecuador

Replication Researchers: Stefan Lhachimi
Original Paper TitleCash, food, or vouchers?: evidence from a randomized experiment in northern Ecuador
Original Researchers: Melissa Hidrobo, John Hoddinott, Amber Peterman, Amy Margolies and Vanessa Moreira
Original publicationJournal of Development Economics
Replication Plan: Not applicable
Current Status: Replication Study Awarded

Cash or condition?: evidence from a cash transfer experiment

Replication Researchers: Maira Reimao
Original Paper TitleCash or condition?: evidence from a cash transfer experiment
Original Researchers: Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh and Berk Ozler
Original publicationThe Quarterly Journal of Economics
Replication Plan: Not applicable
Current Status: Replication Study Awarded

Facilitating savings for agriculture: field experimental evidence from Malawi

Replication Researchers: Jesper Stage
Original Paper TitleFacilitating savings for agriculture: field experimental evidence from Malawi
Original Researchers: Lasse Brune, Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg and Dean Yang
Original publicationEconomic Development and Cultural Change
Replication Plan: Not applicable
Current Status: Replication Study Awarded

The short-term impact of unconditional cash transfers to the poor: evidence from Kenya

Replication Researchers: Hongmei Wang
Original Paper TitleThe short-term impact of unconditional cash transfers to the poor: evidence from Kenya
Original Researchers: Johannes Haushofer and Jeremy Shapiro
Original publicationThe Quarterly Journal of Economics
Replication Plan: Not applicable
Current Status: Replication Study Awarded

Effect of circumcision of HIV-negative men on transmission of human papillomavirus to HIV-negative women: a randomized trial in Rakai, Uganda

Replication Researcher: Fang Yu
Original Paper Title: Effect of circumcision of HIV-negative men on transmission of human papillomavirus to HIV-negative women: a randomized trial in Rakai, Uganda 
Original Researchers: Wawer MJ, Tobian AAR, Kigozi G, Kong X, Gravitt PE, Serwadda D, Nalugoda F, Makumbi F, Ssempiija V, Sewankambo N, Watya S, Eaton KP, Oliver AE, Chen MZ, Reynolds SJ, Quinn TC, Gray RH
Original Publication: Lancet
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Unable to Replicate

The Demand for, and Impact of, Learning HIV Status

Replication Researchers: Antonio Trujillo and Flor Calvo
Original Paper Title: The Demand for, and Impact of, Learning HIV Status
Original Researchers: Rebecca L. Thornton
Original publication: American Economic Review
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Grant Cancelled

Task shifting of antiretroviral treatment from doctors to primary-care nurses in South Africa (STRETCH): a pragmatic, parallel, cluster-randomised trial

Replication Researchers: Baojiang Chen
Original Paper Title: Task shifting of antiretroviral treatment from doctors to primary-care nurses in South Africa (STRETCH): a pragmatic, parallel, cluster-randomised trial 
Original Researchers: Lara Fairall, Max O. Bachmann, Carl Lombard, Venessa Timmerman, Kerry Uebel, Merrick Zwarenstein, Andrew Boulle, Daniella Georgeu, Christopher J. Colvin, Simon Lewin, Gill Faris, Ruth Cornick, Beverly Draper, Mvula Tshabalala, Eduan Kotze, Cloete van Vuuren, Dewald Steyn, Ronald Chapman, Eric Bateman
Original publication: Lancet
Replication PlanChen’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Pure Replication Completed

HIV Development Assistance and Adult Mortality in Africa

Replication Researchers: Jiangtao Luo
Original Paper Title: HIV Development Assistance and Adult Mortality in Africa
Original Researchers: Eran Bendavid, Charles Holmes, Jay Bhattacharya, Grant Miller
Original publication: JAMA
Replication Plan: Luo’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Pure Replication Completed

The Regai Dzive Shiri Project: results of a randomised trial of an HIV prevention intervention for Zimbabwean youth

Replication Researchers: Fang Yu
Original Paper Title: The Regai Dzive Shiri Project: results of a randomised trial of an HIV prevention intervention for Zimbabwean youth
Original Researchers: Frances M Cowan, Sophie JS Pascoe, Lisa F Langhaug, Webster Mavhu, Samson Chidiya, Shabbar Jaffar, Michael Mbizvo, Judith M Stephenson, Anne M Johnson, Robert M Power, Godfrey Woelk, and Richard J Hayes
Original publication: Lancet
Replication PlanYu’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Pure Replication Completed

Effect of a Cash Transfer Programme for Schooling on Prevalence of HIV and Herpes Simplex Type 2 in Malawi: A Cluster Randomized Trial

Replication Researchers: Lynette M. Smith
Original Paper Title: Effect of a Cash Transfer Programme for Schooling on Prevalence of HIV and Herpes Simplex Type 2 in Malawi: A Cluster Randomized Trial 
Original Researchers: Sarah Baird, Richard S. Garfein, Craig McIntosh, and Berk Ozler
Original publication: Lancet
Replication Plan: Smith’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Pure Replication Completed

Fighting Corruption to Improve Schooling: Evidence from a Newspaper Campaign in Uganda

Replication Researcher: Maria Kuecken (with Marie-Anne Valfort)
Original Paper Title: Fighting Corruption to Improve Schooling: evidence from a Newspaper Campaign in Uganda
Original Researchers: Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
Original Publication: Journal of the European Economic Association
Replication Plan: Kuecken’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Housing, Health, and Happiness

Replication Researcher: Maria Pia Basurto Preciado (with Jose Luis Flor Toro, Ramiro Burga, and César Huaroto)
Original Paper Title: Housing, Health, and Happiness
Original Researchers: Matias D. Cattaneo, Sebastian Galiani, Paul J. Gertler, Sebastian Martinez and Rocio Titiunik
Original Publication: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
Replication Plan: Basurto's Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

India's Janani Suraksha Yojana, a Conditional Cash Transfer Programme to Increase Births in Health Facilities: An Impact Evaluation

Replication Researcher: Slawa Rokicki (with Natalie Carvalho)
Original Paper Title: India's Janani Suraksha Yojana, a Conditional Cash Transfer Programme to Increase Births in Health Facilities: an Impact Evaluation
Original Researchers: Stephen S. Lim, Lalit Dandona, Joseph A. Hoisington, Spencer L. James, Margaret C. Hogan and Emmanuela Gakidou
Original Publication: Lancet
Replication Plan: Rokicki’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment on Community-Based Monitoring in Uganda

Replication Researcher: Katherine Donato (with Adrian Garcia Mosqueira)
Original Paper Title: Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment on Community-Based Monitoring in Uganda
Original Researchers: Martina Bjorkman and Jakob Svensson
Original Publication: The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Replication Plan: Donato’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Property Rights for the Poor: Effects of Land Titling

Replication Researcher: Paul Winters (with Edward Whitney)
Original Paper Title: Property Rights for the Poor: Effects of Land Titling
Original Researchers: Sebastian Galiani and Ernesto Schargrodsky
Original Publication: Journal of Public Economics
Replication Plan: Winters’ Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya

Replication Researcher: Benjamin  DK Wood
Original Paper Title: Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya
Original Researchers: Nava Asharf, Xavier Giné and Dean Karlan
Original Publication: American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Replication Plan: Wood’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Young men in Kisumu, Kenya: a randomised controlled trial

Replication Researcher: Eric Djimeu (with Jeffrey Korte)
Original Paper Title: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Young Men in Kisumu, Kenya: a Randomised Controlled Trial
Original Researchers: Robert C. Bailey, Stephen Moses, Corette B. Parker, Kawango Agot, Ian Maclean,John N. Krieger, Carolyn F.M. Williams, Richard T. Campbell and Jeckoniah O. Ndinya-Achola
Original Publication: Lancet 
Replication Plan: Djimeu’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Men in Rakai, Uganda: a Randomised Trial

Replication Researcher: Eric Djimeu
Original Paper Title: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Men in Rakai,Uganda: a Randomised Trial
Original Researchers: Ronald H. Gray, Godfrey Kigozi, David Serwadda, Frederick Makumbi, Stephen Watya, Fred Nalugoda, Noah Kiwanuka, Lawrence H. Moulton, Mohammad A. Chaudhary, Michael Z. Chen, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Melanie C. Bacon, Carolyn F.M. Williams, Pius Opendi, Steven J. Reynolds, Oliver Laeyendecker, Thomas C. Quinn and Maria J. Wawer
Original Publication: Lancet 
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Unable to Replicate

The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women’s Status in India

Replication Researchers: Vegard Iversen and Richard Palmer-Jones
Original Paper Title: The Power of TV: Cable television and women's status in India
Original Researchers: Robert Jensen and Emily Oster
Original Publication: Quarterly Journal of Economics
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Incentives to Learn

Replication Researcher: Dhiraj Sharma
Original Paper Title: Incentives to learn
Original Researchers: Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel and Rebecca Thornton
Original Publication: The Review of Economics and Statistics
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Grant Cancelled

Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India

Replication Researchers: Stephen Gorard (with Patrick White)
Original Paper Title: Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India
Original Researchers: Abhijit Banerjee, Shawn Cole, Esther Duflo and Leigh Linden.
Original publication: Quarterly Journal of Economics
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Grant Cancelled

The Impact of Agricultural Extension and Roads on Poverty and Consumption Growth in Fifteen Ethiopian Villages

Replication Researcher: William H. Bowser
Original Paper Title: The Impact of Agricultural Extension and Roads on Poverty and Consumption Growth in Fifteen Ethiopian Villages
Original Researchers: Daniel O. Gilligan, John Hoddinott and Tassew Woldehanna Original Publication: American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Original Publication: American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Replication Plan: Bowser’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment Externalities

Replication Researchers: Alexander Aiken (with Calum Davey)
Original Paper Title: Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment Externalities
Original Researchers: Edward Miguel and Michael Kremer
Original Publication: Econometrica
Replication Plan: Aiken’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Completed Replication Study

Rural Roads and Local Market Development in Vietnam

Replication Researchers: Nguyen Viet Cuong
Original Paper Title: Rural Roads and Local Market Development in Vietnam
Original Researchers: Ren Mu and Dominique van de Walle
Original Publication: Journal of Development Studies
Replication Plan: Cuong’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Grant Cancelled

Effect of Reduction in Household Air Pollution on Childhood Pneumonia in Guatemala (RESPIRE): a Randomised Controlled Trial

Replication Researchers: Jan Hattendorf
Original Paper Title: Effect of Reduction in Household Air Pollution on Childhood Pneumonia in Guatemala (Respire): a Randomised Controlled Trial
Original Researchers: Kirk R. Smith, John P. McCracken, Martin W. Weber, Alan Hubbard, Alisa Jenny, Lisa M. Thompson, John Balmes, Anaité Diaz, Byron Arana and Nigel Bruce
Original Publication: Lancet
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Unable to Replicate

Do Kenyan Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information?

Replication Researcher: Fernando Martel Garcia
Original Paper Title: Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya 
Original Researcher: Pascaline Dupas 
Original Publication: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 
Replication plan: Martel's Replication Plan 
Current Status: Grant Cancelled

Prevention of HIV-1 Infection with Early Antiretroviral Therapy

Replication Researcher: Eric Djimeu
Original Paper Title: Prevention of HIV-1 Infection with Early Antiretroviral Therapy
Original Reseaerchers: Myron S. Cohen, Ying Q. Chen, Marybeth McCauley, Theresa Gamble, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, James G. Hakim, Johnstone Kumwenda, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Jose H.S. Pilotto, Sheela V. Godbole, Sanjay Mehendale, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Breno R. Santos, Kenneth H. Mayer, Irving F. Hoffman, Susan H. Eshleman, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Lei Wang, Joseph Makhema, Lisa A. Mills, Guy de Bruyn, Ian Sanne, Joseph Eron, Joel Gallant, Diane Havlir, Susan Swindells, Heather Ribaudo, Vanessa Elharrar, David Burns, Taha E. Taha, Karin Nielsen-Saines, David Celentano, Max Essex and Thomas R. Fleming.
Original Publication: New England Journal of Medicine
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Unable to Replicate

Preexposure Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men Who Have Sex with Men 

Original Paper Title: Preexposure Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men Who Have Sex with Men 
Original Researchers: Robert M. Grant, Javier R. Lama, Peter L. Anderson, Vanessa McMahan, Albert Y. Liu, Lorena Vargas, Pedro Goicochea, Martín Casapía, Juan Vicente Guanira-Carranza, Maria E. Ramirez-Cardich, Orlando Montoya-Herrera, Telmo Fernández, Valdilea G. Veloso, Susan P. Buchbinder, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Mauro Schechter, Linda-Gail Bekker, Kenneth H. Mayer, Esper Georges Kallás, K. Rivet Amico, Kathleen Mulligan, Lane R. Bushman, Robert J. Hance, Carmela Ganoza, Patricia Defechereux, Brian Postle, Furong Wang, J. Jeff McConnell, Jia-Hua Zheng, Jeanny Lee, James F. Rooney, Howard S. Jaffe, Ana I. Martinez, David N. Burns and David V. Glidden 
Original Publication: New England Journal of Medicine 
Replication Plan: Not Applicable 
Current Status: Unable to Replicate

Effect of Early Versus Deferred Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV on Survival

Original Paper Title: Effect of Early versus Deferred Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV on Survival
Original Researchers: Mari M. Kitahata, Stephen J. Gange, Alison G. Abraham, Barry Merriman, Michael S. Saag, Amy C. Justice, Robert S. Hogg, Steven G. Deeks, Joseph J. Eron, John T. Brooks, Sean B. Rourke, M. John Gill, Ronald J. Bosch, Jeffrey N. Martin, Marina B. Klein, Lisa P. Jacobson, Benigno Rodriguez, Timothy R. Sterling, Gregory D. Kirk, Sonia Napravnik, Anita R. Rachlis, Liviana M. Calzavara, Michael A. Horberg, Michael J. Silverberg, Kelly A. Gebo, James J. Goedert, Constance A. Benson, Ann C. Collier, Stephen E. Van Rompaey, Heidi M. Crane, Rosemary G. McKaig, Bryan Lau, Aimee M. Freeman and Richard D. Moore
Original Publication: New England Journal of Medicine
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Unable to Replicate

Triple Antiretroviral Compared with Zidovudine and Single-Dose Nevirapine Prophylaxis During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding for Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV-1 (Kesho Bora study): a Randomized Controlled Tria

Original Paper Title: Triple Antiretroviral Compared with Zidovudine and Single-Dose Nevirapine Prophylaxis During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding for Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV-1 (Kesho Bora study): a Randomized Controlled Trial 
Original Researchers: The Kesho Bora Study Group
Original Publication: The Lancet Infectious Diseases 
Replication Plan: Not Applicable 
Current Status: Unable to Replicate

Can Government-allocated Land Contribute to Food Security? Intrahousehold Analysis of West Bengal’s Microplot Allocation Program

Replication Researcher: Benjamin DK Wood (with Maria Luisa Vasquez)
Original Paper Title: Can Government-allocated Land Contribute to Food Security? Intrahousehold Analysis of West Bengal’s Microplot Allocation Program
Original Researchers: Florence Santos, Diana Fletschner, Vivien Savath and Amber Peterman
Original Publication: World Development
Replication Plan: Not Applicable
Current Status: Unable to Replicate

Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-1 Infection and Tuberculosis

Replication Researcher: Eric Djimeu
Original Paper Title: Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-1 Infection and Tuberculosis
Original Researchers: Diane V. Havlir, Michelle A. Kendall, Prudence Ive, Johnstone Kumwenda, Susan Swindells, Sarojini S. Qasba, Anne F. Luetkemeyer, Evelyn Hogg, James F. Rooney, Xingye Wu, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Umesh Lalloo, Valdilea G. Veloso, Fatuma F. Some, N. Kumarasamy, Nesri Padayatchi, Breno R. Santos, Stewart Reid, James Hakim, Lerato Mohapi, Peter Mugyenyi, Jorge Sanchez, Javier R. Lama, Jean W. Pape, Alejandro Sanchez, Aida Asmelash, Evans Moko, Fred Sawe, Janet Andersen and Ian Sanne, Peterman
Original Publication: The New England Journal of Medicine
Replication Plan: Djimeu’s Replication Plan
Current Status: Pure Replication Completed

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