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23 Dec 2018 description

This evaluation examines both the short- and long-term impacts of removing user fees for maternal health services in Kenya on low-income women’s maternal health facilities use. Though public facilities use increased, the gains in equity and use may be short-lived when user fees exemptions are not supplemented with alternative financing mechanisms for the facilities.

22 Mar 2018 description

The brief summarises the findings of a systematic review of the effectiveness oftwo main approaches to targetting populations in programmes and policies to reduce barriers to accessing WASH services and strategies during the MDGs.The review includes evidence from 11 Sub-Saharan African and South Asian countries. 

11 Jan 2018 description

3ie Impact evaluation report 67, 2017

This impact evaluation by Fabregas and colleagues examines the role of information in addressing the constraints smallholder farmers in Kenya face in adopting agricultural inputs. The study provides evidence on the effectiveness of two types of information-delivery methods in influencing farmers’ knowledge and choice of agricultural inputs.

14 Jul 2017 description


Effective demand creation strategies are needed to increase uptake of HIV testing among men in eastern and southern Africa. The objective of this study was to understand whether providing HIV self-test kits to pregnant women and new mothers could lead to higher rates of HIV testing among their male partners than clinic-based HIV testing.

23 Aug 2016 description

Anna Heard and Annette N. Brown

28 Aug 2015 description


According to the World Health Organization, diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five. Contaminated water is often to blame. Chlorine dispensers installed next to communal water sources are cost-effective means of providing access to safe water treatment. But people have to use the dispensers to treat the water they’ve just drawn. There is limited evidence on what works in expanding the use of chlorine dispensers in cost-effective and sustainable ways.