Community-based rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries

Community-based rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries

3ie Systematic review 18

Valentina Iemmi, Health and Social Care, Karl Blanchet, K Suresh Kumar, Santosh Rath, Sally Hartley, Gudlavalleti VS Murthy, Vikram Patel, Joerg Weber and Hannah Kuper

This systematic review examines the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) for people living with physical and mental disabilities in low- and middle-income countries, and/or for their families, carers and community. The evidence on the effectiveness of CBR suggests that it can be effective in improving the lives of people living with disabilities and their carers. However, the heterogeneity of the interventions and scarcity of good evidence means that the findings should be interpreted with caution. Overall, there were few studies, and the quality of those studies was mixed. More studies are needed on the effectiveness of CBR. The new studies should be designed to target the specific gaps highlighted in the existing studies.

Incentives for climate mitigation in the land use sector – the effects of payment for environmental services (PES) on environmental and socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a mixed-method systematic review

Incentives for climate mitigation in the land use sector – the effects of payment for environmental services (PES) on environmental and socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a mixed-method systematic review

Systematic review 3ie 2019
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.

SR-43-PITA

Does incorporating participation and accountability improve development outcomes? Meta-analysis and framework synthesis

Systematic review 3ie 2019
This systematic review by Waddington, Sonnenfeld and colleagues examined high-quality evidence from 35 citizen engagement programmes in low- and middle-income countries.

Impact of financial inclusion in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of reviews

Impact of financial inclusion in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of reviews

Systematic review 3ie 2019
This systematic review by Duvendack and Mader assessed the evidence on economic, social, behavioural and gender-related outcomes from financial inclusion interventions.

SR40

Vocational and business training to improve women’s labour market outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

Systematic review 3ie 2018

This systematic review by Chinen and colleagues examined the effects on employment, income, sales, and profits.

SR41

Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in low- and middle-income countries A systematic review

Systematic review 3ie 2018

This systematic review by Hemming and colleagues examined the effectiveness of agricultural input subsidies.