Impact of free availability of public childcare on labour supply and child development in Brazil

Impact of free availability of public childcare on labour supply and child development in Brazil

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 58

Orazio Attanasio, Ricardo Paes de Barro, Pedro Carneiro, David Evans, Lycia Lima, Pedro Olinto and Norbert Schady

This report examines the impacts of a large-scale provision of free centre-based care on child development, maternal labour market outcomes and family environment. Rio de Janeiro’s public day-care programme targets an integrated early childhood development programme for infants and children aged up to three years. It includes day care, health services, food and access to instructional toys and material for children.

The results showed strong impacts on anthropometrics outcomes of children several years after they left the crèches. It found that access to day-care centres resulted in sustained increases in household income associated with labour market outcomes of the grandparents. However, there were no robust impacts on cognitive skills, executive functions or family behaviour towards children’s education. Nor were there changes in the other labour market outcomes for other family members.

IE102 Uganda

Increasing HIV self-testing and linkage to care for partners of women in antenatal care in Uganda

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
This is an impact evaluation report on a programme in Uganda to increase HIV self-testing by having pregnant women in antenatal care deliver oral HIV self-testing kits to their male partners at home.

Improving the quality of care for children with acute malnutrition in Uganda

Improving the quality of care for children with acute malnutrition in Uganda

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
The study evaluated the impact of supportive supervision for health staff and whether it improved health outcomes of malnourished children.

IE100 Pakistan

Impacts of increasing community resilience through humanitarian aid in Pakistan

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated a humanitarian aid package aimed at building resilience of local communities and enhancing recovery and coping capacities.

IE99

Impacts of community monitoring of socio-environmental liabilities in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated a technology-enabled community intervention to enhance local communities’ detection, monitoring and reporting capabilities, and their ability to stake socio-environmental claims that result in adequate compensation.

Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated whether making HIV self-test kits available as a testing option at North Star Alliance roadside wellness clinics in Kenya.