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. 

Related content

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.

Youth and transferable skills: an evidence gap map

Evidence gap map 3ie 2015

Policymakers, programme implementers and educators recognise that the skills a young person needs to succeed in today’s world go beyond technical know-how in an employment setting.

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

Systematic review summary 3ie 2019
This report summarises a systematic review by Brody and colleagues on the impacts of women’s economic self-help groups on their political, economic, social and psychological empowerment.

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.

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.

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.

There are no impact evaluations
There are no systematic reviews
There are no evidence gap maps
There are no replication studies
There is no related content.