Replication papers

The replication paper series (RPS) expands the benefits of 3ie’s replication programme by providing a publication and dissemination outlet for all replication studies of development impact evaluations. 

The RPS publishes online and hard-copy replication studies of impact evaluations in 3ie’s online Impact Evaluation Repository, including replication studies funded by 3ie through the replication windows or produced in-house as well as independently submitted replication studies.

For more information on the guidelines and process for submissions to 3ie’s Replication Paper Series, click here.


Preventing HIV and HSV-2 through improving knowledge and attitudes A replication study of a multicomponent intervention in Zimbabwe

3ie Replication Paper 16, 2018

Yu and colleagues conducted a replication study of an influential paper “The Regai Dzive Shiri Project: results of a randomised trial of an HIV prevention intervention for Zimbabwean youth” by Frances Cowan and colleagues. The original study investigated a community-based, multicomponent HIV and reproductive health intervention aimed at young people in rural Zimbabwe. Despite some changes in knowledge, attitudes, and reduced prevalence of pregnancy, the original publication found that community-based interventions did not affect the prevalence of HIV or HSV-2 in this context.

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