Evidence use

From the start of any 3ie-funded study, review or map, 3ie monitors for engagement and evidence uptake and use. These briefs describe instances of evidence use from our funded studies, reviews or maps, where we describe the context and factors that we can confirm contributed to the evidence being used, how and why.

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Evidence use

How evidence is informing solutions to South Africa’s early grade reading crisis

Evidence use Brief 3ie 2019 In South Africa, 78 per cent of the children in fourth grade struggle to understand the meaning of what they read. An evaluation of the Early Grade Reading Study provides evidence that can help decision makers respond to this reading crisis.

Using evidence to improve children’s foundational skills: a successful teaching and learning approach expands in India and beyond

Evidence use Brief 3ie 2019 This brief describes how impact evaluation evidence informed the scale-up of a government-led Teaching At the Right Level model in India and other countries.

Using evidence to improve pollution regulation in India

Evidence use Brief 3ie 2019 This brief describes how a supportive policy context, strong relationships and wide engagement with decision-makers helped rigorous evaluation findings spur evidence-informed innovation in regulating industrial pollution.

How evidence helped address ultra poverty in Malawi

Evidence use Brief 3ie 2019 The brief highlights the importance of fully considering the political economy context in evaluation design. It also examines a range of contributory factors for evidence use. Evaluation champions who can influence change are important.

Using evidence to inform the scale-up and adoption of biofortified orange sweet potato in Uganda

Evidence use Brief 3ie 2017 In Uganda, vitamin A deficiency is a health challenge, with 28 per cent of preschool children estimated to be deficient. To address this issue, the international organisation HarvestPlus has been promoting vitamin A-enriched orange sweet potato (OSP) to improve the diets of the poor.

Evidence-informed policy change: improved access to groundwater in West Bengal, India

Evidence use Brief 3ie 2017 The brief highlights how a number of factors contributed to why the findings of this impact evaluation resonated among policymakers, which in turn informed two changes to West Bengal’s groundwater access policies.

Using evidence to prevent violence against women in Uganda

Evidence use Brief 3ie 2017 The brief highlights stakeholders’ uptake and use of study findings of an impact evaluation of, SASA!, a community-based programme to prevent violence against women. It also identifies the main factors, which, together with evidence, facilitated uptake and use.