SR b13

What factors impact the effectiveness of emergency WASH interventions?

This brief is based on a systematic review that synthesised evidence on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions implemented in the first 12 months of an emergency response. Evidence that WASH interventions reduce disease risk was limited, although reduced transmission risk through the use of chlorine in water was documented most often. There was clear evidence against pumping wells flooded with seawater. The review assessed how community perceptions and preferences affected the success of these interventions. Key factors included the taste and smell of water treatments, a preference for radio and face-to-face communication and ease of use. Five programme design and implementation characteristics were identified in the review as being associated with more effective programmes. They included timing, experienced staff, communication, community-driven engagement and linking development programmes to emergency responses.

SR18 life-cycle WASH

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.

sr17-youth-employment-brief

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.

sr16-cbhi

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.

SR1

Access to health: How to reduce child and maternal mortality?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2010
Systematic reviews show that access to community-based health services reduces neonatal mortality and still births, but t he effect on maternal mortality is harder to detect.

SR b2

Focus on Female Genital Mutilation

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2013
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) has negative health consequences for women, ranging from pain, bleeding, and shock due to chronic infections. Around 140 million girls and women live with the risks caused by FGM/C, of which 92 million girls and women are in Africa.