Environment

Our environment programme supports policy-relevant studies that contribute towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. This programme seeks to answer questions related to water resources, marine ecosystems, conservation schemes, air pollution, climate change adaption and mitigation and the effect of social interventions in environmental contexts. Studies in this programme are spread across Bangladesh, India, Bolivia and Cambodia. 

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3ie supports the generation of various types of policy-relevant and useful evidence on how to achieve environmental environment sustainability and support populations to be resilient to the impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided.

Under 3ie’s Development Priorities Evidence Programme, 3ie is funding evaluations of a range of environment interventions in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia and India. These evaluations focus on air pollution policies, payment for ecosystem services, agricultural practices to conserve water and access to safe drinking water sources. 

We have developed various evidence gap maps of existing evidence on forest conservation programmes as well as a gap map on the impact of land use change and forestry programmes on greenhouse gas emissions and on food security. 

3ie has also supported systematic reviews where high-quality synthesised evidence is scarce, such as the impact of decentralised forest management on environmental and welfare outcomes.

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Sector: Environment and Disaster Management

Livelihood impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation: evaluating an incentive-based forest carbon management scheme in Bolivia

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Access to safe drinking water: experimental evidence from new water sources in Bangladesh

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Emission trading scheme for particulate matter air pollution in Gujarat

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Publication type: Ongoing 3ie Funded Studies
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Truth telling by third-party audits and the response of polluting firms: Experimental evidence from India

Truth telling by third-party audits and the response of polluting firms: Experimental evidence from India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2013
How accurate and credible is an environmental audit if the auditor is chosen and paid for by the firm being audited? In this 3ie-supported impact evaluation report, Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande and Nicholas Ryan provide a clear answer. Their impact evaluation of an environmental audit scheme in Gujarat shows such an arrangement encourages corruption and misreporting of industrial plant emissions. Independent audits on the other hand produce more accurate reports and prompt firms to curtail pollution.

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Impact evaluation and interventions to address climate change: a scoping study

Working paper 3ie 2010

Martin Prowse and Birte Snilstveit argues that to support the effective allocation of substantial climate funds, the selection and design of climate change interventions should be based on evidence

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