Replication papers

The replication paper series (RPS) expands the benefits of 3ie’s replication programme by providing a publication and dissemination outlet for all replication studies of development impact evaluations. 

The RPS publishes online and hard-copy replication studies of impact evaluations in 3ie’s online Impact Evaluation Repository, including replication studies funded by 3ie through the replication windows or produced in-house as well as independently submitted replication studies.

For more information on the guidelines and process for submissions to 3ie’s Replication Paper Series, click here.


Mobile money and its impact on improving living conditions in Niger: a replication study

3ie Replication Paper 19, 2018

Edmundo Beteta and colleagues replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Aker and colleagues in 2016 in Niger. The original study used randomization to evaluate the impact of mobile money as a delivery mechanism in a cash transfer program. The original study focused on the costs and benefits of mobile money versus traditional cash transfers among female recipients. The recipients bought more types of food items and increased their diet diversity compared to households using traditional transfer mechanisms, such as cash. These results could be attributed to time-savings associated with mobile transfers or to the increase in women’s intra-household bargaining power.

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