This section brings together our multimedia products covering a wide range of topics and sectors to showcase 3ie's activities and work. It is also home to key knowledge-sharing as well as training resources produced by our teams over the years - many of them in collaboration with key partners. Whether you are an evaluator, educator, communicator or member of the media, this section helps you stay on top of our latest videos, podcasts, news and features.

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Swashakt - Conversations on Women's Empowerment

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Latest News and Features


#Balanceforbetter: a pitch for gender and equity-focused evaluations

08 March 2019
On the occasion of the International Women's day, we are underscoring the importance of evidence on development interventions for promoting gender equity and women's empowerment. We remain committed to making gender and equity-focused evaluations front and centre.

World Toilet Day 2018

22 November 2018
Globally, 4.5 billion people live without safely managed sanitation and 892 million people practise open defecation (WHO-UNICEF, 2017). Poor sanitation can contribute to high rates of diarrhoeal disease and chronic infections that cause undernutrition and death in children in developing countries.

A cheap fix for climate change? Pay people not to chop down trees

The main findings from the 3ie-funded study mentioned just above were also published in The New York Times. The article quotes Seema Jayachandran, one of our grantees: ‘Unless you set up a randomised trial, where you’re carefully comparing people who take part in the programme with people who aren’t, it’s hard to know if you’re having any effect’.

The success of paying people to not cut down trees

This article discusses the main findings from a 3ie-funded study, Testing the effectiveness of payments for ecosystem services to enhance conservation in productive landscapes in Uganda, The authors find that paying landowners small sums did discourage tree-cutting and therefore worked to slow the pace of deforestation.

Kenya’s tech startups trial digital classrooms in drive for literacy

Findings from 3ie’s systematic review, Interventions for improving learning outcomes and access to education in low- and middle-income countries, are mentioned in this article discussing the effectiveness of digital classrooms in Kenya. The author questions the move by tech start-ups in Kenya to invest in computer-assisted learning to improve literacy. She cites 3ie’s review, which states such programmes have ‘decidedly mixed effects’, and depend on the context.

Making crop insurance work for Indian farmers

3ie’s Bidisha Barooah and Zeba Siddiqui wrote an opinion piece in The Mint, one of India's top national dailies. The article focuses on lessons learned from ongoing impact evaluations on agricultural insurance programmes in India, under the Agriculture Insurance Evidence Programme. This article was also cross-posted on India Development Review's website.