Shelter from the storm: upgrading housing infrastructure in Latin American slums

Shelter from the storm: upgrading housing infrastructure in Latin American slums

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 21

Sebastian Galiani, Paul Gertler, Ryan Cooper, Sebastian Martinez, Adam Ross and Raimundo Undurraga

This study by Sebastian Galiani, Paul Gertler, Ryan Cooper, Sebastian Martinez, Adam Ross and Raimundo Undurraga evaluates the impact of providing inexpensive basic pre-fabricated houses to poor populations living in slums in Mexico, El Salvador and Uruguay. The main objective of the programme was to improve household well-being and increase the beneficiary household's probability of exiting extreme poverty.

The study showed that the intervention led to substantial increases in beneficiary satisfaction in terms of quality of life; families were happier with their houses and their lives. There were also gains in child health as reflected by reductions in the incidence of diarrhoea. However, this was only found in two of the three countries in which the intervention was implemented.

One of the main policy lessons from the study is that to improve health and employment outcomes, improving housing is not enough and additional programmes are needed. As a result TECHO, the NGO implementing this housing intervention, has started designing and implementing other programmes aimed at addressing health, employment and other community problems in addition to its flagship housing programme. TECHO has now also set up its own monitoring and evaluation unit, and it intends to conduct impact evaluations of all of its future programmes.

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.