3ie Replication Paper 1

Quality evidence for policymaking: I’ll believe it when I see the replication

3ie Replication Paper 1, 2014

This paper by Annette N Brown, Drew B Cameron and Benjamin DK Wood reviews current literature and trends in social science research to emphasise the importance of replication for evidence-based policymaking in international development. The authors discuss four main challenges facing empirical research and offer a new typology of replication approaches - pure replication, measurement and estimation analysis, and theory of change analysis - to address these challenges.

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