Media Room


The media room aggregates information on 3ie that can be a useful overview for anyone keen to know more about 3ie, our activities and work. It is a one-stop page to access our multimedia products and also to check out our social media activity, blogs and our Youtube channel. This page also links to the videos produced by 3ie, which cover a wide range of topics and events related to the evaluation sector, including 3ie seminar series, conferences and our How-To video series.

The New York Times

A cheap fix for climate change? Pay people not to chop down trees

Brad Plumer | 20-Jul-17 |

The main findings from the 3ie-funded study mentioned just above were also published in The New York Times. The article quotes Seema Jayachandran, one of our grantees: ‘Unless you set up a randomised trial, where you’re carefully comparing people who take part in the programme with people who aren’t, it’s hard to know if you’re having any effect’.

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The Atlantic

The success of paying people to not cut down trees

Ed Yong | 23-Oct-18 |

This article discusses the main findings from a 3ie-funded study, Testing the effectiveness of payments for ecosystem services to enhance conservation in productive landscapes in Uganda, The authors find that paying landowners small sums did discourage tree-cutting and therefore worked to slow the pace of deforestation.

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The Guardian

Kenya’s tech startups trial digital classrooms in drive for literacy

| 23-Jan-17 |

Findings from 3ie’s systematic review, Interventions for improving learning outcomes and access to education in low- and middle-income countries, are mentioned in this article discussing the effectiveness of digital classrooms in Kenya. The author questions the move by tech start-ups in Kenya to invest in computer-assisted learning to improve literacy.

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National Public Radio

How do you know if aid really works? Turns out … we often don’t

Nurith Aizenman | 27-Jan-17 |

In this article, based on a conference at the Centre for Global Development, 3ie Executive Director Emmanuel Jimenez discusses the steady rise in the production of impact evaluations and the need for researchers to work directly with policymakers.

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