Effects of multi-sectoral rehabilitation and reconstruction on living conditions

Published: February 19, 2022

We evaluate the impact of three program interventions on people’s living conditions in three provinces in south-east Liberia: i) the agricultural program includes input distribution, seeds, and planting methods and aims to increase household incomes and food security, ii) the water, sanitation and hygiene program includes the installation of hand pumps, latrines, and hygiene education and aims to increase health outcomes, and iii) the women’s empowerment intervention includes women’s rights awareness campaigns and the establishment of support networks with the aim to strengthen women’s rights and decrease violence against women.

The policy question is whether interventions in agriculture, WASH, and women’s empowerment improve living conditions in post-conflict contexts. If so, through which mechanisms?

We measure income, food security, food diversity, water-born diseases, violence against women and gender attitudes.

Implementing partners
Liberia (Grand Geddeh, Maryland, River Ghee)
Study population
121 communities, 8,000 respondents
Study type
Randomized evaluation
2018 - 2022
Carlo Koos, Anselm Hager