Replication studies

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The Replication Programme has funded 23 replications through four rounds of funding. We track and maintain a list of all 3ie-funded and in-house replication studies, with details on the status of each. Every time a study progresses to a new stage, 3ie updates this list.

Please direct any questions or comments to replication@3ieimpact.org. To learn more upcoming funding opportunities and replication related events, click here.

We are also funding internal replications of influential impact evaluations in HIV Prevention and Financial Services for the Poor

Replication studies

Effect of Universal Testing and Treatment on HIV Incidence – HPTN 071 (PopART)

Replication study
Replication researchers: Sridevi K Prasad, Eric W Djimeu, Douglas M Glandon
Original paper title:

Effect of Universal Testing and Treatment on HIV Incidence – HPTN 071 (PopART)


Original researchers: Richard J Hayes, Deborah Donnell, Sian Floyd, Nomtha Mandla, Justin Bwalya, Kalpana Sabapathy, Blia Yang, Mwelwa Phiri, Ab Schaap, Susan H Eshleman, Estelle Piwowar‑Manning, Barry Kosloff, Anelet James, Timothy Skalland, Ethan Wilson, Lynda Emel, David Macleod, Rory Dunbar, Musonda Simwinga, Nozizwe Makola, Virginia Bond, Graeme Hoddinott, Ayana Moore, Sam Griffith, Nirupama Deshmane Sista, Sten H Vermund, Wafaa El‑Sadr, David N Burns, James R Hargreaves, Katharina Hauck, Christophe Fraser, Kwame Shanaube, Peter Bock, Nulda Beyers, Helen Ayles, Sarah Fidler
Original publication: The New England Journal of Medicine
Replication plan:

Prasad, Djiemu and Glandon’s replication plan


Current status: Replication Plan Published

Universal test and treat and the HIV epidemic in rural South Africa: a phase 4, open-label, community cluster randomized trial

Replication study
Replication researchers: Sridevi Prasad
Original paper title:

Universal test and treat and the HIV epidemic in rural South Africa: a phase 4, open-label, community cluster randomized trial


Original researchers: Collins C Iwuji MRCP, Joanna Orne-Gilemann PhD, Joseph Larmarange PhD, Eric Balestre MPH, Prof Rodolphe Thiebault PhD, Prof Frank Tanser PhD, Nonhlanhla PhD, Thembisa Makowa BA, Jaco Dryer NDip, Kobus Herbst Msc, Prof Nuala McGrath ScD, Prog Till Barningh
Original publication: The Lancet
Replication plan:

Prasad & Holmes’ replication plan


Current status: Pure Replication Completed

Risk sharing and transactions costs: evidence from Kenya’s mobile money revolution

Replication study
Replication researchers: Nazila Alinaghi
Original paper title:

Risk sharing and transactions costs: Evidence from Kenya's mobile money revolution


Original researchers: William Jack, Tavneet Suri
Original publication: American Economic Review
Replication plan:

Alinaghi’s Replication Plan


Current status: Completed Replication Study

Treatment as prevention: a replication study on early antiretroviral therapy initiation and HIV-1 acquisition

Replication study
Replication researchers: Eric Djimeu, Eleanor G Dickens
Original paper title:

Prevention of HIV-1 infection with early antiretroviral therapy


Original researchers: Myron S Cohen, Ying Q Chen, Marybeth McCauley, Theresa Gamble, Mina C Hosseinipour, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, James G Hakim, Johnstone Kumwenda, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Jose HS Pilotto, Sheela V Godbole, Sanjay Mehendale, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Breno R. Santos, Kenneth H. Mayer, Irving F. Hoffman, Susan H. Eshleman, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Lei Wang, Joseph Makhema, Lisa A. Mills, Guy de Bruyn, Ian Sanne, Joseph Eron, Joel Gallant, Diane Havlir, Susan Swindells, Heather Ribaudo, Vanessa Elharrar, David Burns, Taha E. Taha, Karin Nielsen-Saines, David Celentano, Max Essex, Thomas R. Fleming
Original publication: New England Journal of Medicine
Replication plan:

Eric W Djimeu and Anna Heard's replication plan


Current status: Completed Replication Study

Facilitating savings for agriculture: field experimental evidence from Malawi

Replication study
Replication researchers: Jesper Stage
Original paper title:

Facilitating Savings for Agriculture: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi


Original researchers: Lasse Brune, Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg, Dean Yang
Original publication: Economic Development and Cultural Change
Replication plan:

Stage's Replication plan


Current status: Completed Replication Study