Assessing the evidence base on science, technology, innovation and partnerships for accelerating development outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

Assessing the evidence base on science, technology, innovation and partnerships for accelerating development outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

3ie Scoping paper 6

Shayda M Sabet, Anna C Heard, Scott Neilitz and Annette N Brown

This scoping paper summarises a range of activities 3ie undertook to assess stakeholder demands and priorities for generating new impact evaluation evidence on how science, technology, innovation and partnerships accelerate development outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. We identify several important gaps in the evidence, such as the impacts of technology interventions that use biometrics and non-health-related innovative financing interventions. We also identify several sectors and themes that should be prioritised for new impact evaluations. They include impacts on crises and conflict and agriculture and food security outcomes. We also recommend that new impact evaluations conduct cost analysis. There are several clusters of studies that are promising for synthesis, including studies on mobile money systems, digital information services for agriculture and food security, and m-health interventions.

Scoping paper 8

Promoting latrine use in India

Scoping report 3ie 2017

To inform 3ie’s Promoting Latrine Use in Rural India Thematic Window, we undertook a scoping study to identify the state of rigorous evidence in this area and to find out what decision makers, impl

Scoping paper 9

Understanding financial risks for smallholder farmers in low-and middle-income countries: what do we know and not know?

Scoping report 3ie 2017

3ie undertook this scoping study to inform the focus for the Agricultural Insurance Thematic Window grant-making.

What evidence is available and what is required in humanitarian assistance?

What evidence is available and what is required in humanitarian assistance?

Scoping report 3ie 2014

Most areas in the humanitarian sector suffer from a paucity of evidence.

3ie Scoping Paper 2

The current state of peacebuilding programming and evidence

Scoping report 3ie 2015

Currently very few conflict-affected countries have met a single Millennium Development Goal.

Engaging communities for increasing immunisation coverage: what do we know?

Engaging communities for increasing immunisation coverage: what do we know?

Scoping report 3ie 2015

Immunisation coverage rates continue to stagnate or even decline in some parts of the world.