Making evidence accessible


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

Evidence-informed policy change: improved access to groundwater in West Bengal, India

Evidence use Brief 3ie 2017 The brief highlights how a number of factors contributed to why the findings of this impact evaluation resonated among policymakers, which in turn informed two changes to West Bengal’s groundwater access policies.

Land-use change and forestry programmes: evidence on the effects on greenhouse gas emissions and food security

Evidence gap map 3ie 2016

This report presents the findings of an evidence gap map that assesses the evidence available on the effects of land-use change and forestry programmes on greenhouse gas emissions and human welfare

Effects of certification schemes for agricultural production on socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

Systematic review 3ie 2017

Certification schemes set and monitor voluntary standards to make agricultural production socially sustainable and agricultural trade fairer for producers and workers.

What methods may be used in impact evaluations of humanitarian assistance?

Working paper 3ie 2014

Since 2005, more than US$90 billion has been spent on humanitarian assistance. Humanitarian crises are complex situations where demand for aid very often exceeds supply.

Incorporating the life-cycle approach into WASH policies and programmes: A systematic review

Systematic review 3ie 2017 This systematic review assesses the extent to which WASH policies, programmes and projects in eleven priority countries have been inclusive of different population segments during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) period.

Impact evaluation and policy decisions: where are we? A Latin American think tank perspective

Working paper 3ie 2015

This paper by Jaramillo and Alcázar addresses questions that go to the heart of impact evaluation research: how much has the field achieved towards its goal of informing public policies, and which

Promoting handwashing and sanitation behaviour change in low- and middle-income countries: A mixed-method systematic review

Systematic review 3ie 2017 Authors of this review shows which WASH promotional approaches are effective and which implementation factors affect the success or failure of such interventions

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health: an evidence gap map

Evidence gap map 3ie 2016

Adolescence (ages 10–19) is a critical time period in life during which people undergo extensive biological, psychological and social changes.

Evaluations with impact: decision-focused impact evaluation as a practical policymaking tool

Working paper 3ie 2015

In this paper, impact evaluation firm IDinsight argues that, in order to more effectively inform development action, impact evaluations must be adapted to serve as context-specific tools for decisi

Mapping what we know about the effects of agriculture, land-use change and forestry programmes

Evidence gap map Brief 3ie 2017 The ways in which people manage agricultural and forest lands are critical for climate change mitigation, global food security and achieving the sustainable development goals. 3ie’s evidence gap map takes stock of the existing evidence on the effects of interventions in the agriculture, land use and forestry sectors.