The promise of preschool in Africa: a randomized impact evaluation of early childhood development in rural Mozambique

The promise of preschool in Africa: a randomized impact evaluation of early childhood development in rural Mozambique

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 1

Sebastian Martinez, Sophie Naudeau and Vitor Pereira

This 3ie supported study is the first evaluation of an early childhood development programme in Africa - a continent where the majority of children under the age of 5 do not grow or learn to their full potential. Sebastian Martinez et al 's randomized evaluation of a preschool intervention implemented by Save the Children in Mozambique shows that children who attend preschools are more likely to enrol in primary school at the right age. They show large improvements in cognitive and problem solving abilities, fine motor skills and social behaviour, and their siblings are also more likely to go to primary school.

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.