Three large new trials of unprecedented scale and cost, which included novel factorial designs, have found no effect of basic water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions on childhood stunting, and only mixed effects on childhood diarrhea.
The Implications of Three Major New Trials for the Effect of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene on Childhood Diarrhea and Stunting: A Consensus Statement
The WASH Benefits and SHINE Trials: Interpretation of WASH Intervention Effects on Linear Growth and Diarrhoea
Child stunting is a global problem and is only modestly responsive to dietary interventions. Numerous observational studies have shown that water quality, sanitation, and handwashing (WASH) in a household are strongly associated with linear growth of children living in the same household.
Evaluation of the Burkina Faso Agriculture Development Project: Interim Report
This report presents interim evaluation results from Mathematica’s evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Burkina Faso Agriculture Development Project, with a focus on MCC’s investments in the Di perimeter, including an impact evaluation of the Di Lottery randomized controlled trial....
Building Youth Life Skills: 8 Tips for Practitioners
This issue brief for practitioners offers eight lessons based on the analysis of 18 life skills programs in Africa and Asia—on the design, delivery, measurement, and scale-up of youth life skills programming in low- and middle-income countries.
Building Youth Life Skills: 6 Lessons for Government Officials
This issue brief for government officials offers lessons on how to successfully devise, roll out, scale, and strengthen life skills policies for youth in low-and middle-income countries.
Building Youth Life Skills: Lessons Learned on How to Design, Implement, Assess, and Scale Successful Programming
This study, in support of the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), offers action-oriented lessons and policy implications for changemakers committed to building, implementing, and scaling life skills programming.
Effects of Single and Integrated Water, Sanitation, Handwashing, and Nutrition Interventions on Child Soil-Transmitted Helminth and Giardia Infections: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Kenya
Helminth and protozoan infections affect more than 1 billion children globally. Improving water quality, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition could be more sustainable control strategies for parasite infections than mass drug administration, while providing other quality of life benefits.
MCC Indonesia Nutrition Project Impact Evaluation Design
This report describes the evaluation design for the Community-Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Project, or Nutrition Project, under the Millennium Challenge Corporation Indonesia Compact. The report includes a review of the current literature, project description, program logic, evaluation...
Evaluation and Learning for the Maternal Health Quality-of-Care Strategy in India: Midline Evaluation Report
This report presents findings from evaluation activities covering the period between April 2017 through March 2018 of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s maternal health quality of care (MHQoC) strategy in India.
Effect of a Sanitation Intervention on Soil-Transmitted Helminth Prevalence and Concentration in Household Soil: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial and Risk Factor Analysis
Improved sanitation has been associated with a reduced prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection and has been hypothesized to prevent fecal contamination from spreading throughout the household environment.