3ie Impact Evaluation Report 43

Making networks work for policy: evidence from agricultural technology adoption in Malawi

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 43

This report by Beaman et al. tests training diffusion partners chosen using a theory-based selection approach and whether it leads to greater adoption of new agricultural technologies in Malawi. The findings suggest that simply changing who is trained in a village on a technology on the basis of social network theory can increase the adoption of new technologies.

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