Impact of free availability of public childcare on labour supply and child development in Brazil

Impact of free availability of public childcare on labour supply and child development in Brazil

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 58

Orazio Attanasio, Ricardo Paes de Barro, Pedro Carneiro, David Evans, Lycia Lima, Pedro Olinto and Norbert Schady

This report examines the impacts of a large-scale provision of free centre-based care on child development, maternal labour market outcomes and family environment. Rio de Janeiro’s public day-care programme targets an integrated early childhood development programme for infants and children aged up to three years. It includes day care, health services, food and access to instructional toys and material for children.

The results showed strong impacts on anthropometrics outcomes of children several years after they left the crèches. It found that access to day-care centres resulted in sustained increases in household income associated with labour market outcomes of the grandparents. However, there were no robust impacts on cognitive skills, executive functions or family behaviour towards children’s education. Nor were there changes in the other labour market outcomes for other family members.

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.