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As part of our mandate as a knowledge producer and translator for our main audiences, we maintain a range of free online publication series: briefs, impact evaluation reports, systematic review technical and summary reports, replication papers, evidence gap map reports, scoping, and working papers.

Latest publications

Latest publications

Fiscal policies for healthy diets: Can taxes and subsidies change what you buy?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2022
While several countries have implemented tax and subsidy policies to support healthy diets, systematic evidence of their impacts is limited, especially in low-and middle-income countries. The authors of this brief summarize the findings of a systematic review on the effects of fiscal policies on diet quality and health.

Effects of women’s empowerment interventions in food systems

Other briefs 3ie 2022
This brief summarizes findings from a rapid evidence assessment of studies on women's empowerment interventions and their effects on nutritional outcomes.

Land tenure formalization and regularization activities in low-income countries

Other briefs 3ie 2022
This brief summarizes the findings of a rapid evidence assessment on land tenure formalization and regularization activities in low-and middle-income countries.

Do performance-based contract models perform?

Other briefs 3ie 2022
This brief summarizes findings from a rapid evidence assessment that synthesizes available rigorous impact evaluations of performance-based contracting in road construction in L&LMIC countries.

Understanding caste-based differences in self help groups: Evidence from India’s NRLM program

Working paper 3ie 2022
Authors of this paper analyze the caste-based differences in office bearer positions, participation and benefits received by women who are members of self-help groups under India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission.

Treatment as prevention: A replication study on a universal test and treat cluster-randomized trial in South Africa from 2012–2016

Replication paper 3ie 2022

Authors of this paper replicated a landmark study by Iwuji and colleagues (2018) who examined the use of treatment as prevention (TaSP) trials for HIV-positive individuals in rural South Africa.

Incorporating process evaluation into impact evaluation: what, why and how

Working paper 3ie 2022
The authors of this paper lay down guidelines that can provide impact evaluators with tools and ideas on how to explore and add relevant elements of process evaluations to experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation designs.

What impacts can be expected from Benin’s strategy to expand vocational education?

Other briefs 3ie 2022

Authors of this rapid response brief examine key research on programming related to the Benin government's strategy on expanding vocational education.

Promoting women’s groups for facilitating market linkages in Bihar, India

Working paper 3ie 2021
Authors of this paper analyze the effects of market linkages on women's agricultural producer groups, which are part of the Women's Advancement in Rural Development and Agriculture (WARDA) project in Purnea District, Bihar.

What works to strengthen women’s empowerment and gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected situations?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2021
This systematic review brief summarizes the findings of the synthesis of evidence on gender-specific or gender-transformative interventions in fragile and conflict-affected states. The finding are expected to inform policy and practice decisions within the field of transition aid, particularly, as it relates to gender focused programming.