The impact of earned and windfall cash transfers on livelihoods and conservation in Sierra Leone

The impact of earned and windfall cash transfers on livelihoods and conservation in Sierra Leone

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Bulte, E, Conteh, B, Kontoleon, A, List, J, Mokuwa, E, Richards, P, Turley, T and Voors, M,

This study by Bulte et al. measures the impact of a cash transfer programme aimed at alleviating poverty and reducing pressure on the natural environment in Sierra Leone. Researchers offered aid to 91 rural communities, which are dependent on slash-and-burn agriculture in three forms: as windfall transfers; aid distributed through chieftains; and an aid-for-work programme. The study concludes that the manner in which aid is distributed — communal versus individual and windfall versus earned — has a significant effect on how the aid will be used.

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.