Pure replication completed

This page lists all 3ie replication programme studies with completed pure replications.

3ie defines pure replication as the attempt by replication researchers to reproduce the original results using the same data and published methodology from the original paper. After review and comments from the internal and external project advisors, these replications studies will be revised and completed.

Pure Replication Completed

Pure replication completed

Risk sharing and transactions costs: evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Replication study
Replication researchers: Nazila Alinaghi
Original paper title:

Risk sharing and transactions costs: Evidence from Kenya's mobile money revolution


Original researchers: William Jack, Tavneet Suri
Original publication: American Economic Review
Replication plan:

Alinaghi’s Replication Plan


Current status: Pure Replication Completed

Facilitating savings for agriculture: field experimental evidence from Malawi

Replication study
Replication researchers: Jesper Stage
Original paper title:

Facilitating Savings for Agriculture: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi


Original researchers: Lasse Brune, Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg, Dean Yang
Original publication: Economic Development and Cultural Change
Replication plan:

Stage's Replication plan


Current status: Pure Replication Completed

Building state capacity: evidence from biometric smartcards in India

Replication study
Replication researchers: Akinwande Atanda
Original paper title:

Building state capacity: Evidence from biometric smartcards in India


Original researchers: Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus, Sandip Sukhantankar
Original publication: American Economic Review
Replication plan:

Atanda's replication plan


Current status: Pure Replication Completed

The short-term impact of unconditional cash transfers to the poor: evidence from Kenya

Replication study
Replication researchers: Hongmei Wang
Original paper title:

The Short-term Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers to the Poor: Experimental Evidence from Kenya


Original researchers: Johannes Haushofer, Jeremy Shapiro
Original publication: The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Replication plan:

Wang’s Replication Plan


Current status: Pure Replication Completed

Payment mechanisms and anti-poverty programs: evidence from a mobile money cash transfer experiment in Niger

Replication study
Replication researchers: Edmundo Beteta, Giovanna Aguilar, Oliver Elorreaga, Jean Pierre Meneses, Edgar Ventura, César Huaroto
Original paper title:

Payment Mechanisms and Antipoverty Programs: Evidence from a Mobile Money Cash Transfer Experiment in Niger


Original researchers: Jenny Aker, Rachid Boumnijel, Amanda McClelland, Niall Tierney
Original publication: Economic Development and Cultural Change
Replication plan:

Beteta et al’s Replication Plan


Current status: Pure Replication Completed