Livelihoods

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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Group-based Livelihood Interventions in L&MICs

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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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

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What evidence do we have on transferable skills programming for youth in low- and middle-income countries?

Evidence gap map Brief 3ie 2016
This brief is based on 3ie's youth and transferable skills evidence gap map that identified 90 impact evaluations of youth and transferable skills intervention in L&MICs. Researchers found a large number of health-related studies, around two-thirds of the total.

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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

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.

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 34

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

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.

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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 LMICs

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

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.