This systematic review by Hemming and colleagues examined the effectiveness of agricultural input subsidies. They found that input subsidies improve adoption of inputs, yields and farm income, as well as lead to changes in staple food prices, labour demand, agricultural wages, and GDP. The review indicates the importance of programme implementation and wider contextual factors. The authors conclude there are generally positive effects of input subsidies, but there is limited evidence on poverty effects or evidence outside of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The authors of this systematic review assess the effects of gender-specific and transformative interventions on women’s empowerment and gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected states and their contribution to building peaceful and inclusive societies.
In this review, Sonnenfeld and colleagues synthesise evidence on programmes that promote intergroup social cohesion as a means of supporting sustainable peace in fragile communities in low- and middle-income countries.
In this review, Moore and colleagues synthesise available evidence on the effectiveness of electricity interventions on socio-economic outcomes for households, firms and communities in low- and middle- income countries.
This review by Snilsveit and colleagues examines evidence from 18 economic incentives-based payment for environmental services programmes to understand the effectiveness on environmental and socio-economic outcomes.