3ie Impact Evaluation Report 37

Evaluating the impact of vocational education vouchers on out-of-school youth in Kenya

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 37

Hamory, J, Kremer, M, Mbiti, I and Miguel, E

This study by Hicks et al. assesses the impact of a vocational training programme on out-of-school Kenyan youth aged 17-28 years. Some of the youth received vouchers that could only be used at government-run educational institutions, while others received vouchers that could be used across public or private institutions. The study shows that voucher winners were substantially more likely to enrol in vocational educational institutions. There is some evidence that the programme increased the likelihood of wage employment among those who had been out of school longer. There is however limited evidence that the programme increased earnings.

The impacts of formal registration of businesses in Malawi

Impacts of formal registration of businesses in Malawi

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
Authors evaluated the impact of three interventions aimed at formalising small businesses in Malawi.

Unpacking the determinants of entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment for women in Kenya

Unpacking the determinants of entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment for women in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
Authors evaluated the impact of the International Labour Organization’s Gender and Entrepreneurship Together training programme (GET Ahead) in rural Kenya.

Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
The authors evaluated the impact of using public meetings and an ICT platform used by the Public Interest and Accountability Committee to promote transparency and accountability.

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.