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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

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

Working paper 3ie PDF icon 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 PDF icon 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 PDF icon 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 w

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

Systematic review 3ie PDF icon 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 PDF icon 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 PDF icon 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 PDF icon 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.

Interventions to improve the labour market outcomes of youth: A systematic review of training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment interventions

Systematic review 3ie PDF icon 2017  

This systematic review by Kluve and colleagues examines the effects of active labour market programmes for youth, including training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, em

Science, technology, innovation and partnerships for development: an evidence gap map

Evidence gap map 3ie PDF icon 2017  

This evidence gap map, part of a project funded by the US Global Development Lab at USAID, assesses the impact evaluation and systematic review evidence base for how science, technology, innovation

Examining the evidence on the effectiveness of India’s rural employment guarantee act.

Working paper 3ie PDF icon 2016  

This working paper offers an overview of the existing evidence on India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which aims to provide 100 days of guaranteed paid employm