This brief is based on The Effects of Training, Innovation and New Technology on African Smallholder Farmers’ Economic Outcomes and Food Security: A Systematic Review, by Stewart et al. synthesises evidence from 19 impact evaluations that study the effect of training, innovations and new technology interventions on income, assets and food security. All of these studies evaluated interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, the large majority of which were in east and southern Africa.
While several countries have implemented tax and subsidy policies to support healthy diets, systematic evidence of their impacts is limited, especially in low-and middle-income countries. The authors of this brief summarize the findings of a systematic review on the effects of fiscal policies on diet quality and health.
This systematic review brief summarizes the findings of the synthesis of evidence on gender-specific or gender-transformative interventions in fragile and conflict-affected states. The finding are expected to inform policy and practice decisions within the field of transition aid, particularly, as it relates to gender focused programming.
This brief is based on a review that synthesizes evidence on the effectiveness of interventions supporting farming of aquatic organisms and aiming to improve productivity, income, nutrition and women's empowerment in low-and middle-income countries.
This brief presents the findings of a systematic review on the effectiveness of electricity interventions on socio-economic outcomes for households, firms and communities in low- and middle- income countries.
This brief summarises the findings and implications of a systematic review that analyses the strategies effective at building intergroup social cohesion in fragile contexts to promote sustainable peace.