Systematic review 16

Decentralised forest management for reducing deforestation and poverty in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

3ie Systematic review 16

Cyrus Samii, Matthew Lisiecki, Parashar Kulkarni, Laura Paler and Larry Chavis

This systematic review by Samii and colleagues examines the evidence on the effects of decentralised forest management (DFM) interventions on deforestation and poverty outcomes. They assess if a relationship exists between effects on poverty and environmental outcomes. Additionally they explore how institutional and social conditions may moderate the effects of DFM programmes. The findings suggest positive, though modest, effects overall of DFM on deforestation. The evidence on poverty is more limited in quantity, but the authors conclude they are unable to rule out a negative effect of DFM on poverty. Institutional capacity may have been a barrier in some contexts, with evidence suggesting some DFM programmes were unable to carry out their mandates. Evidence also suggests democratically accountable DFM institutions may result in larger conservation.

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.