Systematic review summaries

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Systematic review summary reports

Economic self-help group programmes for improving women’s empowerment

Systematic review summary 3ie 2019
This report summarises a systematic review by Brody and colleagues on the impacts of women’s economic self-help groups on their political, economic, social and psychological empowerment.

Promoting handwashing and sanitation behaviour change in low-and middle-income countries

Systematic review summary 3ie 2017
This report summarises a systematic review that examines which promotional approaches are effective in changing handwashing and sanitation behaviour and which implementation factors affect the success or failure of such interventions.

Effectiveness of agricultural certification schemes for improving socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

Systematic review summary 3ie 2017
This report summarises a systematic review by Oya and colleagues that assesses the impact of agriculture certification schemes on improving socio-economic conditions for workers and farmers in low- and middle-income countries.

Short-term WASH interventions in emergency responses in low- and middle-income countries

Systematic review summary 3ie 2017

This is a summary report of a full systematic review that synthesised evidence on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions implemented in the first 12 months of an emergency response.

The impact of education programmes on learning and school participation in low- and middle-income countries

Systematic review summary 3ie 2016
This report is based on a 3ie systematic review to understand the effectiveness of different education interventions that have been implemented to resolve what is being seen as a learning crisis.

Effects of training, innovation and new technology on African smallholder farmers’ economic outcomes and food security

Systematic review summary 3ie 2016
This report is based on a systematic review by Stewart and colleagues that synthesises evidence on the effects of training, innovations and new technology on African smallholder farmers’ income, assets and food security.