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3ie Replication Paper Series

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.


Walking on solid ground: a replication study on Piso Firme’s impact

3ie Replication Paper 7, 2015

This replication study by Basurto et al. re-examined some of the limited existing research on how quality of housing affects health and socioeconomic outcomes, including household measures of health for children and mothers. The original study, Housing, Health and Happiness (2009), is a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of Piso Firme, a government intervention to replace dirt floors with cement flooring in Mexican households. The replication researchers find very similar results as the original study in their pure replication, with the introduction of cement floors increasing health measurements in both children and adults. 

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