Systematic review summaries

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Systematic review summary reports

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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

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

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.

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

Systematic review summary 3ie 2016
Around 250 million children in low-and middle-income countries (L&MICs) cannot read, write or do basic maths. A range of different education interventions have been implemented to resolve what is being seen as a learning crisis. But do these interventions work?

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

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 et al. that synthesises evidence on the effects of training, innovations and new technology on African smallholder farmers’ income, assets and

Supplementary feeding for improving the health of disadvantaged infants and children: what works and why?

Supplementary feeding for improving the health of disadvantaged infants and children: what works and why?

Systematic review summary 3ie 2016
This report – a summary of a systematic review and a realist review – by Kristjansson et al. examines the evidence on whether supplementary feeding can improve the health of infants and children between three months and five years of age.