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.

Promoting women’s groups for facilitating market linkages in Bihar, India

Working paper 3ie 2021
Authors of this paper analyze the effects of market linkages on women's agricultural producer groups, which are part of the Women's Advancement in Rural Development and Agriculture (WARDA) project in Purnea District, Bihar.

What works to strengthen women’s empowerment and gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected situations?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2021
This systematic review brief summarizes the findings of the synthesis of evidence on gender-specific or gender-transformative interventions in fragile and conflict-affected states. The finding are expected to inform policy and practice decisions within the field of transition aid, particularly, as it relates to gender focused programming.

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.

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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January 2023

Research Associate - Rural Livelihoods

Posted on: 9 December 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for an India-based Research Associate to support its livelihoods evidence program. This position will be on a fixed-term contract until November 2025. Any extension will be subject to the continuity of the project funding, as well as performance in the role. They are expected to provide research and grant management support. Key activities include participating in research activities, writing program documents, reviewing grant proposals, quality-assuring studies. The application deadline is 01 January 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Program Manager

Posted on: 9 December 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for a Program Manager who will research, analyze, compile, coordinate, and communicate information to support our ongoing, incoming, and strategic initiatives in program development, business development, and membership management. They will serve as a liaison between colleagues across the Washington, London and Delhi teams, particularly on new business initiatives, project management, 3ie-funded events, board and membership meetings, and communication activities. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

International Consultant – PeaceFIELD Darfur Survey

Posted on: 9 December 2022 Jobs

3ie is looking for a consultant to support a household survey in East Darfur as part of an impact evaluation of projects supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. The survey is scheduled to launch in February 2023, with materials finalized in January 2023. The consultant will be responsible for all day-to-day admin activities. Due to the urgency to fill this vacancy, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.