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Stretching HIV treatment: A replication study of task shifting in South Africa

3ie Replication paper 13

Baojiang Chen and Morshed Alam

Baojiang Chen and Morshed Alam conducted a replication study of Fairall and other’s influential paper, “Task shifting of antiretroviral treatment from doctors to primary-care nurses in South Africa (STRETCH)”. The original study examined a critical challenge to widespread HIV treatment in South Africa by conducting a cluster-randomised evaluation to determine the efficacy of the Streamlining Tasks and Roles to Expand Treatment and Care for HIV (STRETCH) programme on patient health outcomes. The original authors found that STRETCH did not decrease the mortality rate as compared to standard care. The intervention was more effective than the standard care system in patients with CD4 counts of 201-350 cells/µL as compared to patients with CD4 counts of 200 cells/µL or fewer. Although, the proportion of STRETCH patients with an undetectable viral load one year after enrolment was equivalent to that among the control patients.

In this replication study, the researchers conducted push button, pure, and measurement and estimation analyses. Although they find some minor differences between the published results, they generally replicated the published findings.

Risk sharing and transaction costs: a replication study of evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Risk sharing and transaction costs: a replication study of evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Replication paper 3ie 2019
This replication study starts with the twin strategies of push-button and pure replications of the original study. It then followed this up with various consistency and robustness checks, such as propensity score matching and the Tobit model specification.

Cash and change: a replication study of a cash transfer experiment in Malawi

Cash and change: a replication study of a cash transfer experiment in Malawi

Replication paper 3ie 2019
Maira Reimão conducted a replication of a 2011 study, Cash or condition? Evidence from a cash transfer experiment, by Baird and colleagues, which is one of the few studies that empirically compares the impact of unconditional cash transfers to that of conditional cash transfers.

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.