3ie Impact Evaluation Report 23

Enhancing food production and food security through improved inputs

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 23

Vavier Gine, Shreena Patel, Cristina Cuellar-Martinez, Sandi McCoy and Lauren Ralph

In Tanzania, agriculture accounts for 27 per cent of GDP, 80 per cent of employment and 75 per cent of household income. It is a key component of the country strategy for poverty reduction. The National Agriculture Input Voucher Scheme (NAIVS), implemented since 2008 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, provides a 50 per cent subsidy, through vouchers, for the purchase of chemical fertiliser and improved seed to maize and rice farmers. This study by Vavier Gine, Shreena Patel, Cristina Cuellar-Martinez, Sandi McCoy and Lauren Ralph evaluates the impact of NAIVS across Tanzania.

The findings do not show impacts on incomes, food security or educational attainment in the short term. However, the disenfranchised position of female-headed households relative to their male counterparts is clearly indicated. Female farmers were positively inclined toward the programme and its ability to help boost agricultural yields. But many of them could not afford the top-up payment and, as a result, did not participate. To make NAVIS more effective, the study recommends that the programme should be targeted better and a provision for transfer and sale of vouchers included.

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.