Livelihoods

Feed my starving children

3ie, in collaboration with India’s rural development ministry is working to generate rigorous evidence on the impact of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission. 3ie is currently supporting impact evaluations, quality assuring selected evaluations on livelihood interventions and synthesising and mapping the available evidence on the effectiveness and efficiency of group-based livelihoods interventions. 

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Impact evaluation of the National Rural Livelihoods Project

Impact evaluation Brief 3ie 2020
 
This brief is based on an evaluation report that measures the impacts of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Project on a range of household and individual level economic, social and empowerment outcomes.

Impact Evaluation of the National Rural Livelihoods Project

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this report measure the impacts of the National Rural Livelihoods Project on a range of household and individual level economic, social and empowerment outcomes and also assess the quality of institutions created by the programme. 

Understanding the current and potential role of self-help group federations

Working paper Brief 3ie 2020
 
This brief summarises findings from a rapid field study of select federations in Kerala and Karnataka to understand the current and potential role of these federations to promote high-value livelihood activities for women.

The current and potential role of self-help group federations in India

Working paper 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this paper summarise the findings of a rapid field study of select federations in Kerala and Karnataka to understand the current and potential role of these federations to promote high-value livelihood activities for women.

Evaluating the Women’s Advancement in Rural Development and Agriculture programme

Other evaluation 3ie 2020
 
This process evaluation assesses the implementation fidelity of the Women’s Advancement in Rural Development and Agriculture programme, that works to economically empower smallholder women farmers and increase their agricultural income through market-led interventions in the districts of Purnea and Muzaffarpur, Bihar. The evaluation identifies enabling factors or implementation challenges that affect the programmes potential for sustainability and scale up.

Can collectives help overcome challenges facing small and marginal farmers in India?

Other briefs 3ie 2019
 
This brief summarises findings from a literature review that 3ie commissioned to understand how and whether farmer collectives have achieved their stated aims, and to analyse factors affecting their performance. This is part of a wider initiative to build and consolidate evidence on group-based livelihood initiatives in India.

Impact evaluation of the National Rural Livelihoods Project

Impact evaluation Brief 3ie 2020
 
This brief is based on an evaluation report that measures the impacts of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Project on a range of household and individual level economic, social and empowerment outcomes.

Impact Evaluation of the National Rural Livelihoods Project

Impact evaluation 3ie 2020
 
Authors of this report measure the impacts of the National Rural Livelihoods Project on a range of household and individual level economic, social and empowerment outcomes and also assess the quality of institutions created by the programme. 

Poverty and empowerment impacts of the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project in India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018
 

This evaluation assesses the impact of the government-funded Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project on poverty and women’s empowerment.

The impact of earned and windfall cash transfers on livelihoods and conservation in Sierra Leone

Impact evaluation 3ie 2016
 

This study by Bulte et al. measures the impact of a cash transfer programme aimed at alleviating poverty and reducing pressure on the natural environment in Sierra Leone.

A triple win? The impact of Tanzania’s Joint Forest Management programme on livelihoods, governance and forests

Impact evaluation 3ie 2016
 

This study by Persha and Meshack assesses the impact of Tanzania’s Joint Forest Management (JFM) programme on three sets of outcomes -- restoring forests, improving livelihoods and

Economic self-help group programmes for improving women’s empowerment

Systematic review 3ie 2016
 

This review by Brody and colleagues examines the effectiveness of self-help group (SHG) interventions in improving women’s empowerment.

Do self-help groups empower women? Evidence from a systematic review

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2016
 
Poverty combined with structural factors that perpetuate social marginalisation cause women to be doubly disadvantaged. Promoting self-help groups (SHGs) has been the institutional response of development practitioners, governments, civil society and donors, especially in South Asia.

Group-based Livelihood Interventions in L&MICs

Evidence gap map

This evidence gap map report describes existing and missing evidence on the effects of livelihoods interventions provided through groups in rural India.

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Youth and transferable skills evidence gap map

Evidence gap map

This map presents existing evidence on the outcomes of transferable skills programming for youth in L&MICs and highlights where there are important gaps in this evidence base. Transferable skills, often referred to as soft, non-cognitive or life skills, provide youth with the tools and confidence to succeed in term of employment, health and personal well-being.

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The effects of land titling on the urban poor: a replication of property rights for the poor

Replication paper 3ie 2015
 
Drew B Cameron, Edward M Whitney, and Paul C Winters replicated the results of an influential 2010 study, Property rights for the poor: Effects of land titling by Sebastian Galiani and Ernesto Schargrodsky.