3ie Impact Evaluation Report 13

Scaling up male circumcision service provision: results from a randomised evaluation in Malawi

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 13

Rebecca Thornton, Susan Godlonton, Jobiba Chinkhumba and Rachael Pierotti

This study by Rebecca Thornton, Susan Godlonton, Jobiba Chinkhumba and Rachael Pierotti presents results from a randomised evaluation of how price and information affect the take-up of voluntary medical male circumcision in Lilongwe, Malawi. Overall, take-up was low, and price and information were still barriers. However, the main barriers to male circumcision – cultural norms and fear of pain – were not affected by prices or information.

Qualitative research about male decision-making showed that social networks play an important role in deciding to have a circumcision, and that men take time to gather information before making their decision. Significant demand-generation efforts are needed for this HIV prevention strategy to be effective.

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.