3ie Impact Evaluation Report 14

Providing collateral and improving product market access for smallholder farmers: a randomised evaluation of inventory credit in Sierra Leone

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 14

Lorenzo Casaburi, Rachel Glennerster, Tavneet Suri and Sullay Kamara

Inventory credit can be an important instrument in helping farmers benefit from large inter-seasonal volatility of agricultural prices. This study by Lorenzo Casaburi, Rachel Glennerster, Tavneet Suri and Sullay Kamara presents results from the evaluation of a storage support and inventory credit scheme provided to palm oil farmers in Sierra Leone. The take-up rate was 29.9 per cent for storage support and 24.9 per cent for inventory credit. The programme did not have a significant impact on overall storage behaviour or on the patterns of oil sales across seasons. The storage within the scheme primarily substituted for other forms of storage thus providing limited benefits to the participating communities.

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.