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 briefs

Evidence use

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.