The Development Evidence Portal

The Development Evidence Portal (DEP) is the world’s largest database of impact evaluations and systematic reviews on interventions to improve lives in low- and middle-income countries. It is updated monthly and contains more than 10,000 impact evaluations, systematic reviews and evidence gap maps. The DEP provides advanced searching capabilities and a rich set of options for filtering studies to help you find the evidence you need.

Six learnings from Swashakt program's complexity-aware monitoring
Six learnings from Swashakt program's complexity-aware monitoring

As a portfolio of nine projects working with a variety of collectives in different sectors in India, some in partnership with government agencies, Swashakt is a complex program. Each project has its own set of interventions, beneficiary type and local socio-cultural context. In this blog, we highlights the MLE approach and discuss what we are learning from being more conscious of context and complexity.

Mapping evidence of what works to strengthen resilience to shocks and stressors
Mapping evidence of what works to strengthen resilience to shocks and stressors

Resilience is one of the key pillars to mitigate the impacts of climate change and other complex emergencies globally - as also highlighted by the ongoing 27th Conference of Parties. In this blog, we share how some of 3ie’s ongoing work will help inform policy on how people, communities and institutions can better prepare and respond to shocks in the future.

Community advocacy forums and public service delivery in Uganda: Impact and the role of information, deliberation and administrative placement

Impact evaluation 3ie 2021
The authors of this report examine the impact of community advocacy forums or citizen barazas in holding the government accountable and on public service delivery in Uganda.

Do aquaculture interventions improve productivity, income, nutrition and women’s empowerment in low- and middle-income countries?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2021
This brief is based on a review that synthesizes evidence on the effectiveness of interventions supporting farming of aquatic organisms and aiming to improve productivity, income, nutrition and women's empowerment in low-and middle-income countries.

What stimulates the demand for grid-based electrification in low-and middle-income countries?

Working paper 3ie 2021
Authors of this paper outline the findings from a rapid evidence assessment that synthesizes available rigorous impact evaluations of interventions that stimulate demand for electrification in resource-constrained settings.

Improving delivery and impacts of pro-poor programmes

Working paper 3ie 2021
Authors of this paper examine how the convergence of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) in the early stages of the self-help group life cycle influences the project implementation and household outcomes.

Treatment as Prevention: A replication study of a universal test and treatment cluster-randomized trial in Zambia and South Africa

Replication paper 3ie 2022
The authors of this paper replicated a landmark study by Hayes and colleagues (2019) on the HPTN 071 (PoPART) trial, which examined if a universal test and treatment program, along with a combination prevention intervention, could reduce HIV incidence in Zambia and South Africa. 

Lessons learned from the implementation of the Emergency Program of the Regional Initiative for Sustainable Energy

Learning summary Brief 3ie 2022
This brief shares lessons from the design and implementation of a sustainable energy initiative program implemented by the BOAD across the eight countries that comprise the WAEMU.

Evaluation of IDEA project in Bangladesh: a baseline report

Working paper 3ie 2022
Authors of this report present the findings from a baseline survey of a WorldFish aquaculture project, Increasing income, diversifying diets and empowering women (IDEA) in Bangladesh. This baseline report is part of an ongoing impact evaluation of the project that focuses on the Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions.

A framework for examining women’s economic empowerment in collective enterprises

Working paper 3ie 2022
Women-owned collective enterprises are seen as vehicles for promoting economic empowerment. To assess how collective enterprise-based interventions can lead to empowerment, it's important to understand the pathways to change. The authors of this paper examine these pathways and provide a framework that can guide decision-makers, practitioners, and researchers on what inputs, outputs and outcomes should be considered for designing, monitoring and evaluating a program similar to 3ie's Swashakt program.

December 2022

Breaking down obstacles to impact evaluations in humanitarian settings

Webinar 07 December 2022 Humanitarian settings have long been seen as a challenging context for implementing rigorous impact evaluations. The Humanitarian Assistance Evidence Cycle (HAEC) Associate Award addresses this challenge by working to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency food security activities by increasing the demand for impact evaluations and the supply of researchers.

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December 2022

Senior Research Associate/ Research Associate, India

Posted on: 1 December 2022 Jobs

We are inviting applications for a Senior Research Associate/Research Associate to work with our Evaluation Office. The Senior Research Associate/Research Associate will provide program management, research and grant management support, among others. Though this is a remote position, a base in Bengaluru and knowledge of the Kannada language will be an advantage. The application deadline is 18 December 2022.

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December 2022

Consultant- Research Associate, Bangladesh

Posted on: 25 November 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for a full-time Consultant Research Associate based in Dhaka, Bangladesh to collaborate on a project to evaluate a large-scale aquaculture intervention in Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions, implemented by WorldFish.The consultant's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring smooth and high-quality data collection, collaborating with the evaluation team to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, write reports and produce knowledge products such as summary reports and briefs, as well as coordinating and communicating with local stakeholders as necessary. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline is 20 December 2022 by 5 pm IST.

Closing soon
December 2022

Research Assistant /Associate

Posted on: 22 November 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for a Research Assistant/Associate to support the implementation and evaluation of our Swashakt program focusing on interventions for women’s collectives- and group-based enterprises in India, along with other evidence programs. Other responsibilities include grant management and research support to the evaluation office, and assisting with knowledge management, evidence synthesis and stakeholder engagement. The application deadline is 3 December 2022.