Working papers

These papers cover a range of content. They may focus on current issues, debates and enduring challenges. Policy-relevant papers in this series synthesise or draw on relevant 3ie-funded studies and reviews, as well as other rigorous evidence, to offer new analyses, findings, insights and recommendations. Methods papers and technical guides help advance understanding, design, and use of rigorous and appropriate evaluations and reviews. 3ie also uses this series to publish lessons learned from 3ie grant-making.

Latest working papers

Working papers

Mapping implementation research on nutrition-specific interventions in India

Working paper 3ie 2020
Authors of this working paper consolidate and map implementation evidence available on nutrition-specific interventions aimed at improving maternal and child health in India.

The impact of development aid on organised violence: a systematic assessment

Working paper 3ie 2020
The author of this paper reviews existing literature about the impact of development aid on violence in fragile and conflict affected states.

The current and potential role of self-help group federations in India

Working paper 3ie 2020
Authors of this paper summarise the findings of a rapid field study of select federations in Kerala and Karnataka to understand the current and potential role of these federations to promote high-value livelihood activities for women.

How effective are group-based livelihoods programmes in improving the lives of poor people? A synthesis of recent evidence

Working paper 3ie 2020
Authors of this paper synthesise evidence on how group-based livelihoods’ programmes – which include financial, human or social capital interventions – can have an impact on a range of economic, human development and social cohesion outcomes.

Social protection: a synthesis of evidence and lessons from 3ie- supported impact evaluations

Working paper 3ie 2019
This paper synthesises the evidence on the impact of transfer modalities and large-scale, government-implemented social protection programmes.

Transparency and accountability in the extractives sector: a synthesis of what works and what does not

Working paper 3ie 2019
This paper synthesises key lessons from seven impact evaluations of these initiatives in the extractives sector. The synthesis shows that providing information alone may not be sufficient. Instead, information combined with deliberations positively affect knowledge, trust and demand for accountability.