3ie Evidence gap maps.

3ie have a wealth of evidence on the effects of development programmes and initiatives, and asked us to help translate that into a visual overview to help inform policies and programmes.

This interactive platform provides a graphical display of the quality of evidence on the effect of development programmes and initiatives. Colour coding gives an initial overview, with summaries available for each study available on rollover - simple layering to break down a large volume of information into accessible chunks.

For donors and researchers, these maps can help identify areas where there is an urgent need for more rigorous research evidence.

Gap are currently available for the following development fields:

  • Access to education for children in low and middle-income countries.

  • Effects of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in low- and middle-income countries.

  • The outcomes of peacebuilding interventions in conflict affected settings in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Social safety net programmes.

  • The outcomes of transferable skills programming for youth in low- and middle-income countries.