The review by Zohra S. Lassi et al. offers encouraging evidence of the value of integrating maternal and newborn care in community settings through a range of interventions which can be packaged for delivery by community health workers and health promotion groups. Acknowledging that skilled delivery and facility-based services for maternal and newborn care is important, they conclude that there is sufficient evidence to also scale up community-based care.
The authors of this systematic review assess the effects of gender-specific and transformative interventions on women’s empowerment and gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected states and their contribution to building peaceful and inclusive societies.
In this review, Sonnenfeld and colleagues synthesise evidence on programmes that promote intergroup social cohesion as a means of supporting sustainable peace in fragile communities in low- and middle-income countries.
In this review, Moore and colleagues synthesise available evidence on the effectiveness of electricity interventions on socio-economic outcomes for households, firms and communities in low- and middle- income countries.
This review by Snilsveit and colleagues examines evidence from 18 economic incentives-based payment for environmental services programmes to understand the effectiveness on environmental and socio-economic outcomes.