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.

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

Replication studies

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

The short-term impact of unconditional cash transfers to the poor: evidence from Kenya

Replication study
Replication researchers: Hongmei Wang
Original paper title:

The Short-term Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers to the Poor: Experimental Evidence from Kenya


Original researchers: Johannes Haushofer, Jeremy Shapiro
Original publication: The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Replication plan:

Wang’s Replication Plan


Current status: Completed Replication Study

Payment mechanisms and anti-poverty programs: evidence from a mobile money cash transfer experiment in Niger

Replication study
Replication researchers: Edmundo Beteta, Giovanna Aguilar, Oliver Elorreaga, Jean Pierre Meneses, Edgar Ventura, César Huaroto
Original paper title:

Payment Mechanisms and Antipoverty Programs: Evidence from a Mobile Money Cash Transfer Experiment in Niger


Original researchers: Jenny Aker, Rachid Boumnijel, Amanda McClelland, Niall Tierney
Original publication: Economic Development and Cultural Change
Replication plan:

Beteta et al’s Replication Plan


Current status: Completed Replication Study

Cash or condition?: evidence from a cash transfer experiment

Replication study
Replication researchers: Maira Reimao
Original paper title:

Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment


Original researchers: Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh, Berk Ozler
Original publication: The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Replication plan:

Reimao’s Replication plan


Current status: Completed Replication Study

India's Janani Suraksha Yojana, a Conditional Cash Transfer Programme to Increase Births in Health Facilities: an Impact Evaluation

Replication study
Replication researchers: Slawa Rokicki (with Natalie Carvalho)
Original paper title:

India's Janani Suraksha Yojana, a Conditional Cash Transfer Programme to Increase Births in Health Facilities: An Impact Evaluation


Original researchers: Stephen S. Lim, Lalit Dandona, Joseph A. Hoisington, Spencer L. James, Margaret C. Hogan, Emmanuela Gakidou
Original publication: Lancet
Replication plan:

Rokicki’s Replication Plan


Current status: Completed Replication Study