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

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.

Among these factors were the researchers’ engagement and communication skills, as well as their ability to leverage existing networks and their institutional affiliation to gain support from national and state-level policymakers. The study findings were also timely, clear and closely aligned with the new state government’s promise to ease groundwater access for poor farmers.

How evidence helped address ultra poverty in Malawi

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.

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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.

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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.