The long and short of returns to public investments in fifteen Ethiopian villages

The long and short of returns to public investments in fifteen Ethiopian villages

3ie Replication Paper 4

William H. Bowser

This is a replication study by William H. Bowser of an impact evaluation by Stefan Dercon, Daniel O. Gilligan, John Hoddinott and Tassew Woldehanna. It explores the impact that public road investments and increases in agricultural extension services have on poverty and consumption in Ethiopia. The original study, The Impact of Agricultural Extension and Roads on Poverty and Consumption Growth in Fifteen Ethiopian Villages (2009) found that public sector investments increased growth while decreasing poverty. 

In this replication study, Bowser reproduces the original findings and tests the robustness of the results by using an alternative estimation strategy. Bowser also uses the replication study to extend the original short-term analysis to a longer-term, five year, perspective. The replication findings suggest higher economic returns to future road infrastructure investment than agricultural extension services. 

3ie Replication paper 18

Savings revisited: a replication study of a savings intervention in Malawi

Replication paper 3ie 2018

Jesper Stage and Tharshini Thangavelu replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Lasse Brune and colleagues in 2016 in Malawi.

RPS19

Mobile money and its impact on improving living conditions in Niger: a replication study

Replication paper 3ie

Edmundo Beteta and colleagues replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Aker and colleagues in 2016 in Niger.

3ie Replication Paper 17

Thou shalt be given... but how? A replication study of a randomized experiment on food assistance in northern Ecuador

Replication paper 3ie 2018

Lhachimi and Seuring re-examine the results of a cluster-randomized evaluation carried out by Melissa Hidrobo and colleagues in 2013 in two provinces in northern Ecuador.

RP16

Preventing HIV and HSV-2 through improving knowledge and attitudes: a replication study of a multicomponent intervention in Zimbabwe

Replication paper 3ie 2018
Yu and colleagues conducted a replication study of an influential paper “The Regai Dzive Shiri Project: results of a randomised trial of an HIV prevention intervention for Zimbabwean youth” by Frances Cowan and colleagues.

RP14

When to start ART? A replication study of timing of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1-associated Tuberculosis

Replication paper 3ie 2018
In this paper, the research team conducted a replication study of Havlir and others’ 2011 study, “Timing of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1 infection and tuberculosis.”