Replication studies

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.

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

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Replication studies

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, Morgan Holmes
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: Replication Plan Published

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

Prevention of HIV-1 Infection with Early Antiretroviral Therapy

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

Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-1 Infection and Tuberculosis


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 H.S. 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: Pure Replication Completed

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

Building state capacity: evidence from biometric smartcards in India

Replication study
Replication researchers: Akinwande Atanda
Original paper title:

Building state capacity: Evidence from biometric smartcards in India


Original researchers: Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus, Sandip Sukhantankar
Original publication: American Economic Review
Replication plan:

Atanda's replication plan


Current status: Completed Replication Study