Enhancing Community Accountability, Empowerment and Education Outcomes in Low and Middle-income Countries: A Realist Review

Publication Details

Westhorp, G., Walker, B., Rogers, P., Overbeeke, N., Ball, D., & Brice, G. (2014). Enhancing community accountability, empowerment and education outcomes in low and middle-income countries: A realist review. University of London, Institute of Education, EPPI-Centre, London.

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Gill Westhorp, Bill Walker, Patricia Rogers, Nathan Overbeeke, Daniel Ball, Graham Brice
East Asia and Pacific (includes South East Asia), South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
Multisector, Education
Educational Inputs, Community Driven Development
Equity Focus
Review Type
Effectiveness review

Quality assessment

This realist review has relatively clear inclusion criteria and the searches are comprehensive. They report on a broad range of topics in the review and it contains an-in-depth discussion of included studies. However, the review has a few major limitations. English language studies only were includable so it’s possible may language bias occurred. Also, it is not clear if the authors did independent screening and independent data extraction by at least two reviewers. Finally, the quality criteria for assessing studies were not reported and no details of the assessment were reported either.

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