Street-connected children and young people (SCCYP) are vulnerable to a range of risks. Their exclusion from mainstream opportunities, such as education and employment, as well as settled relationships may impede their long-term life chances.
To understand what works in promoting reintegration and reducing harmful and lifestyles in SCCYP, 3ie funded a systematic review to examine the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions. looked at interventions to promote access and reintegration into employment, education and training opportunities and interventions promoting and settled lifestyles. A follow-up thematic synthesis looked at on the role of service-related process factors, particularly the means of engaging SCCYP with services in low- and middle-income countriesL&MICs).
Therapeutic did not have better outcomes than SCCYP receiving usual services such as rooms, free meals, clothes, health and counselling services.
Family therapies are effective for certain outcomes related to substance use and delinquent .
SCCYP more receptive to services that proved challenging and were tailored to their needs and goals.
There were shortcomings in the professional and material support available to service providers in L&MICs. Practitioners reported a lack of competence in reaching out to girls and young women.
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.