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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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