Male circumcision and HIV acquisition: reinvestigating the evidence from young men in Kisumu, Kenya

Male circumcision and HIV acquisition: reinvestigating the evidence from young men in Kisumu, Kenya

3ie Replication Paper 8

Eric W Djimeu, Jeffrey E Korte and Flor A Calvo

In this replication study, Eric W. Djimeu, Jeffrey E. Korte, and Flor A. Calvo reevaluate some of the strongest evidence supporting HIV-related male circumcision interventions in the developing world. The replication researchers reproduce the original study Male circumcision for HIV prevention in young men in Kisumu, Kenya: a randomised controlled trial by Bailey et al. (2007). The original paper is extremely policy relevant, as it is one of the three publications used to support male-circumcision scale-up in eastern and southern Africa.

The replication researchers find very similar results to the original paper in their pure replication. The replication researchers proceed to test the robustness of the results through a number of measurement and estimation techniques. They conclude the original results are robust to testing for heterogeneous treatment effects by age and to a sensitivity analysis center around potential missing data concerns. In their measurement and estimation analysis the replication researchers detect the presence of risk compensation within the treatment group, which differs from the original findings. 

Biometric Smartcards and payment disbursement: a replication study of a state capacity-building experiment in India

Biometric Smartcards and payment disbursement: a replication study of a state capacity-building experiment in India

Replication paper 3ie 2019
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and Social Security Pension are two of the largest employment programmes in Andhra Pradesh. Muralidharan and colleagues (2016) investigated the impacts of biometrically-authenticated payment infrastructure (Smartcards) on beneficiaries of the two employment programmes.

Risk sharing and transaction costs: a replication study of evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Risk sharing and transaction costs: a replication study of evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Replication paper 3ie 2019
This replication study starts with the twin strategies of push-button and pure replications of the original study. It then followed this up with various consistency and robustness checks, such as propensity score matching and the Tobit model specification.

Cash and change: a replication study of a cash transfer experiment in Malawi

Cash and change: a replication study of a cash transfer experiment in Malawi

Replication paper 3ie 2019
Maira Reimão conducted a replication of a 2011 study, Cash or condition? Evidence from a cash transfer experiment, by Baird and colleagues, which is one of the few studies that empirically compares the impact of unconditional cash transfers to that of conditional cash transfers.

Impact of unconditional cash transfers: a replication study of the short-term effects in Kenya

Impact of unconditional cash transfers: a replication study of the short-term effects in Kenya

Replication paper 3ie 2019

Wang and colleagues replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Haushofer and Shapiro in 2016.

3ie Replication paper 18

Savings revisited: a replication study of a savings intervention in Malawi

Replication paper 3ie 2018

Jesper Stage and Tharshini Thangavelu replicate the results of a randomized evaluation carried out by Lasse Brune and colleagues in 2016 in Malawi.