Systematic review

These briefs summarise the focus of a review; main findings; and implications for policy, programming and further research.

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Systematic review briefs

Systematic review

Does promoting citizen engagement in the governance of public services lead to improved service delivery and quality of life?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2019
This brief presents the findings of a systematic review examining the effects of citizen engagement interventions that aim to strengthen the participation, inclusion, transparency and accountability characteristics of public services on citizens’ social and economic well-being, and to explore how such effects are influenced by population group, context and implementation factors.

Payment for environmental services

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2019
This brief is based on a systematic review by Snilsveit and colleagues which examines the evidence on the effects of payment for services programmes on socio-economic and environmental outcomes.

Using a life-cycle approach to target WASH policies and programmes in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2018
The brief summarises a systematic review on the effectiveness of two approaches to targeting populations in programmes and policies to reduce barriers to accessing WASH services and strategies during the MDGs.

Creating active labour markets: how to improve employment outcomes for young women and men

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2017
This brief is based on a systematic review which examines the effects of active labour market programmes for youth, including training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidised employment.

Community-based health insurance: how to promote effective and equitable coverage?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2017
The brief is based on a systematic review examining the demand and supply factors that affect uptake and renewal of community-based voluntary health insurance schemes in L&MICs.

Handwashing and sanitation behaviour change in WASH interventions

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2017
This brief is based on a systematic review examining which promotional approaches are effective in changing handwashing and sanitation behaviour, and which implementation factors affect the success or failure of such interventions.