3ie Impact Evaluation Report 16

The impact of mother literacy and participation programmes on child learning: evidence from a randomised evaluation in India

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 16

Rukmini Banerji, James Berry and Marc Shotland

While significant progress has been made in low- and middle-income countries towards the enrollment of children in schools, it has not led to an equivalent increase in their learning. A 2012 survey by the Annual Status of Education Report Centre in India found that 96 per cent of rural primary school-aged children were enrolled, but only 38 per cent could read a simple story. This study by Rukmini Banerji, James Berry and Marc Shotland evaluates whether child learning can be improved through interventions that focus on increasing a mother’s literacy and enhancing home learning. 

The impact evaluation found that all of the interventions had statistically significant effects on children’s maths scores. Only a combined intervention that focused on both a mother’s literacy as well as training for enhancing home learning had significant effects on language scores. 

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.

Impacts of community stakeholder engagement interventions in Ugandan oil extractives

Impacts of community stakeholder engagement interventions in Ugandan oil extractives

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated the effectiveness of multistakeholder forums in improving accountability to communities affected by the extractives industry in western Uganda.