3ie Impact Evaluation Report 17

Assessing long-term impacts of conditional cash transfers on children and young adults in rural Nicaragua

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 17

Tania Barham, Karen Macours, John A Maluccio, Ferdinando Regalia, Veronica Aguilera and Miriam Enoe Moncada

While there is evidence on the positive short-term impacts of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes on education, health and poverty reduction, little is known about their long-term effects. This research by Tania Barham, Karen Macours, John A Maluccio, Ferdinando Regalia, Veronica Aguilera andMiriam Enoe Moncada studies the impacts of Red de Protección Social (Social protection network or RPS), a CCT programme targeting rural households in impoverished regions in Nicaragua from 2000 to 2005. 

RPS involved two household-level transfers: for health and nutrition and for educating school-age children. The results show that CCTs can lead to gains in human capital accumulation that last beyond the life of the programme, suggesting they have potential to lead to long-term poverty reduction.

Using information to break the political resource curse in natural gas management in Mozambique

Using information to break the political resource curse in natural gas management in Mozambique

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
This study evaluated the impact of providing information to local leaders and communities about the discovery of natural gas in Mozambique, and the implications for provincial government revenues and job creation.

Harnessing transparency initiatives to improve India’s environmental clearance process for the mineral mining sector

Harnessing transparency initiatives to improve India’s environmental clearance process for the mineral mining sector

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
This study evaluated the impact of a set of reforms to the environmental clearance process in India, which included subjecting larger projects to scrutiny from regulators, independent experts and the public.

Impacts of removing user fees for maternal health services on universal health coverage in Kenya

Impacts of removing user fees for maternal health services on universal health coverage in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

This evaluation examines both the short- and long-term impacts of removing user fees for maternal health services in Kenya on low-income women’s maternal health facilities use.

Impact of voice reminders to reinforce harvest aggregation services training for farmers in Mali

Impact of voice reminders to reinforce harvest aggregation services training for farmers in Mali

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

Authors evaluated the impact of mobile phone voice reminders for a pre- and post-harvest grain management training, on farmer behaviour and household income.

Impacts of Breakthrough’s school-based gender attitude change programme in Haryana, India

Impacts of Breakthrough’s school-based gender attitude change programme in Haryana, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

This evaluation studies the impact of a gender attitude change programme in government-run secondary schools in four districts of Haryana.