Recalling extra data: a replication study of Finding missing markets

Recalling extra data: a replication study of Finding missing markets

3ie Replication Paper 5

Benjamin DK Wood and Michell Dong

In this study, Benjamin DK Wood and Michell Dong conduct an internal replication of Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence From an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention In Kenya (2009). The original impact evaluation, by Nava Ashraf, Xavier Giné and Dean Karlan, found that an agricultural commercialisation programme targeting new adopters was most effective at increasing smallholder farmer household income levels. The pure replication generally reproduces the original findings.

Wood and Dong examine the robustness of the results to both measurement and theory of change analysis. In doing so, the authors highlight the importance of accounting for the multiple rounds of original data collection and question the implicit theoretical reasoning behind the original heterogeneous outcomes analysis.

3ie also invites formal replies from the original authors. These are published on the 3ie website together with the replication study.

Impact of unconditional cash transfers: a replication study of the short-term effects in Kenya

Impact of unconditional cash transfers: a replication study of the short-term effects in Kenya

Replication paper 3ie 2019

Wang and colleagues replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Haushofer and Shapiro in 2016.

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.