Examining the evidence on the effectiveness of India’s rural employment guarantee act.

Examining the evidence on the effectiveness of India’s rural employment guarantee act.

3ie Working Paper 27

Raag Bhatia, Shonar Lala Chinoy, Bharat Kaushish, Jyotsna Puri, Vijit Singh Chahar and Hugh Waddington

This working paper offers an overview of the existing evidence on India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which aims to provide 100 days of guaranteed paid employment in a year in the form of unskilled manual labour to interested adults. The results are also presented in a user-friendly heat map that shows the type of evidence available for each Indian state as well as at the national level. The existing evidence shows that there is a critical paucity of impact evaluation evidence, despite wide availability of data. Most evidence available is from a few states. There is little evidence available on governance, indirect economic effects and poverty alleviation. 

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

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.

3ie evidence gap maps: a starting point for strategic evidence production and use

3ie evidence gap maps: a starting point for strategic evidence production and use

Working paper 3ie 2017

Evidence Gap Maps (EGMs) provide an important tool for evidence-informed policymaking and strategic research prioritisation.

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Integrating impact evaluation and implementation research to accelerate evidence-informed action

Working paper 3ie 2018
The authors of this paper use three case studies in which researchers and implementers integrated implementation research and impact evaluation, highlighting what worked or what was missed and provide practical recommendations.

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Synthesis of impact evaluations of the World Food Programme’s nutrition interventions in humanitarian settings in the Sahel

Working paper 3ie 2018

Acute malnutrition in the Sahel region affects an estimated 6 million children under the age of 5, of whom approximately 1.4 million require treatment for severe acute malnutrition.

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Community-driven development: does it build social cohesion or infrastructure? A mixed-method evidence synthesis

Working paper 3ie 2018

In community-driven development (CDD) programmes, community members are in charge of identifying, implementing and maintaining externally funded development projects.