|Current funding opportunities
Thematic Window 2 (TW2), HIV self-testing
|Call for papers
|Grant award updates
Policy Window, early childhood development interventions in rural China
Policy Window, teacher training interventions in Henan Province, China
Policy Window, teacher performance incentives programme in Shaanxi Province, China
Policy Window, removal of user fees for universal health coverage in Africa
Thematic Window, moderate acute malnutrition in humanitarian contexts
|Evidence uptake and use from 3ie-funded studies
Using data to promote agricultural productivity in Kenya
|3ie at events
Colloquium on evaluation of public policies, Benin 3ie participated in the regional colloquium on evaluation of public policies in Francophone countries on 8 and 9 July in Benin. More than 200 representatives from Francophone and other African countries participated in the event. Lionel Zinsou, the prime minister of Benin, acknowledged 3ie’s role in developing the West African regional impact evaluation programme.
Mexico Evaluation Week 3ie participated in the first Mexico Evaluation Week held 15-19 June in Mexico City organised by a 3ie member, CONEVAL, along with AMEXID and CIDE-CLEAR.
|New 3ie publications
|3ie Scoping Paper 3, Engaging communities for increasing immunisation coverage: what do we know?
This paper highlights the key role that communities can and should play in building demand for immunisation and in the planning and delivery of services. Read more
Watch Shagun Sabarwal, evaluation specialist at 3ie and lead author of this paper, explain key findings from the study.
|3ie Replication Paper 6, The impact of India's JSY conditional cash transfer programme: a replication study
This authors conducted an internal replication of Lim et al.’s impact evaluation of India’s Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) intervention, a large-scale conditional cash transfer programme designed to incentivise the use of formal birthing facilities. The researchers find the original results robust to changes in model specifications and analysis. The study finds state-level differences in health coverage and mortality outcomes, which should be considered in future analyses of the programme. Read more
|3ie Replication Paper 7, Walking on solid ground: a replication study on Piso Firme’s impact
This paper re-examined the findings from Cattaneo et al’s study Housing, Health and Happiness, an impact evaluation of Piso Firme, a government intervention to replace dirt floors with cement flooring in Mexican households. The replication found similar results as the original study. The results remain generally robust to the alternative strategies introduced in the measurement and estimation analysis. Read more
|3ie Impact Evaluation Report 28, Smallholder access to weather securities in India: demand and impact on production decisions
This study evaluated the impact of a simple, transparent and flexible weather index insurance (WII) product among smallholder farmers cultivating rain-fed soybean crops in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. The findings show that the overall demand for the WII was low. More specifically, there was a fall in demand as price and distance to the weather station increased. Read more
|3ie Impact Evaluation Report 31, Can e-governance reduce capture of public programmes? Experimental evidence from India’s employment guarantee scheme in Bihar
This study reports on a field experiment that evaluated an e-governance reform of the fund flow system for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), India’s flagship social protection programme. This reform reduced the number of administrative tiers associated with wage disbursement and changed the informational requirements for requesting and disbursing programme funds. The study findings show that the intervention reduced MGNREGS spending, left employment and wages unchanged and delayed labour payments. Read more
Watch presentation of this study at a 3ie Delhi seminar.
|Publications from 3ie-funded research
A new paper, Farmer field school and farmer knowledge acquisition in rice production: experimental evaluation in China, based on a 3ie-funded study on assessing the impact of farmer field schools on fertiliser use in China was published in the journal, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
3ie-supported replication study, Reanalysis of health and educational impacts of a school-based deworming program in western Kenya Part 1 and 2: pure replication and alternative analyses, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
|Videos: 3ie has recently launched the 3ie How-to videos, a series of short presentations by 3ie staff providing information about designing, implementing and using impact evaluations. The first video in the series explains how to build a programme theory of change for an impact evaluation. There is a short quiz at the end.
|3ie in the news
Mario Picon, senior evaluation specialist at 3ie, participated in a discussion on a national TV policy talk show, ESPIRAL on Mexico’s Canal 11 Nature, The Lancet, Foreign Affairs. The discussion was on the importance of evaluation for public policies.
Annette N Brown, 3ie deputy director and head of 3ie Washington office, was cited in Can randomized trials eliminate global poverty? and Millennium Villages Project launches retrospective analysis in Nature.
Emmanuel Jimenez, 3ie executive director, was cited in The World Bank under Jim Kim in The Lancet.
Richard Manning, chair, 3ie board of commissioners; Emmanuel Jimenez; Jyotsna Puri, 3ie deputy executive director and head of evaluation and Annette N Brown were featured in Evaluation Matters published by the African Development Bank.
David Miliband and Ravi Gurumurthy’s article in Foreign Affairs, Improving humanitarian aid: how to make relief more efficient and effective, mentions the 3ie impact evaluation repository as an important source for evidence on impact of development interventions.
Kristen Stelljes and Ruth Levine’s blog, Impact evaluation for better development outcomes: our new directions, discusses Hewlett Foundation’s approach to funding impact evaluations. The blog also mentions that 3ie, a grantee of the Hewlett Foundation, has played an important role in making rigorous evidence available and promoting standards for impact evaluation quality and transparency.
|New blog posts
|Jobs at 3ie
|Evaluation Specialist, Washington, DC: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Read Terms of Reference (TOR)
Senior Evaluation Specialist, New Delhi: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Read TOR
Evaluation Specialists, New Delhi: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Read TOR
|Announcements from other organisations
|Call for papers: Annual conference on economic growth and development, Indian Statistical Institute, 17-19 December, New Delhi, India. Apply by 20 September
Call for proposals: ILO Fund for evaluation in employment on labour market impacts in the Middle East and North Africa. Apply by 7 September
Call for proposals: Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences grants for social science meta-analysis and research transparency. Apply by 6 September
Events: Training programme on measuring conflict, 23-27 November, Berlin, Germany. Apply by 27 August
Eastern African Research and Innovations Management (EARIMA) conference, 29 August-3 September, Kampala, Uganda
Swiss Evaluation Society and Geneva Evaluation Network Conference, 3-4 September, Geneva, Switzerland
Australasian Evaluation Society Conference, 5-9 September, Melbourne, Australia
SLEvA International Conference 2015, 15-18 September, Colombo, Sri Lanka
South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association conference 2015, 12-16 October, Johannesburg, South Africa
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