Evidence use briefs

These briefs highlight instances of evidence use from 3ie-supported studies. The link between evidence and its use is often not​ immediate or directly attributable. Through various sources like grant documents and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, these briefs investigate how context, actors and other mechanisms contribute to uptake and use​ of evidence. 

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Using evidence to inform the scale-up and adoption of biofortified orange sweet potato in Uganda

Published: Sept. 28, 2017

In Uganda, vitamin A deficiency is a health challenge, with 28 per cent of preschool children estimated to be deficient. To address this issue, the international organisation HarvestPlus has been promoting vitamin A-enriched orange sweet potato (OSP) to improve the diets of the poor. HarvestPlus commissioned evaluations to assess the impact of OSP on health and on farmers’ adoption of ...

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