3ie Replication Paper Series

The replication paper series (RPS) expands the benefits of 3ie’s replication programme by providing a publication and dissemination outlet for all replication studies of development impact evaluations. 

The RPS publishes online and hard-copy replication studies of impact evaluations in 3ie’s online Impact Evaluation Repository, including replication studies funded by 3ie through the replication windows or produced in-house as well as independently submitted replication studies.

For more information on the guidelines and process for submissions to 3ie’s Replication Paper Series, click here.


Fighting corruption does improve schooling: a replication study of a newspaper campaign in Uganda

3ie Replication Paper 10, 2015

In the pure replication, Kuecken and Valfort confirm that the newspaper campaign reduced the capture of capitation grants and improved enrolment. The measurement and estimation analysis examine the robustness of these findings to alternative methods of measuring enrolment. The replication researchers find that the intervention influenced enrolments only when they use a more accurate enrolment measure introduced by Reinikka and Svensson (2011). The replication researchers also identified differences from the original paper in the relationship between capture due to the newspaper campaign and improved learning outcomes. Finally, Kuecken and Valfort demonstrate suggestive evidence that the newspaper campaign generated a fairer distribution of teachers across rural and urban schools.

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