Rigorous and systematically laid out evidence needs to be the basis for effective policies that can improve the lives of people in developing countries.
Systematic reviews facilitate access to evidence that is valid beyond the context of a single project. They examine the existing evidence on a particular intervention or programme in low and middle income countries, drawing also on evidence from developed countries when pertinent.
This page outlines key resources for the producers and users of systematic reviews in international development and beyond.
E- libraries and other resources
Collections of ongoing and completed systematic reviews which include reviews with relevance to low- and middle-income countries.
- 3ie Systematic Review database
- Cochrane Library of systematic reviews in health care
- Campbell Library of systematic reviews in social development
- SUPPORT summaries of systematic reviews in maternal and child health
- 3ie Systematic Reviews
- Prospero registry of reviews in health and social care
Tools and guidelines
For producers of systematic reviews and users interested in learning more about the methodologies and uses of systematic review research.
- Journal of Development Effectiveness special issue on Systematic Reviews
To find out more about ongoing developments in the broader field of systematic reviews, you can visit the websites of related organisations working in this field.