The effects of school-based decision making on educational outcomes in low and middle income contexts

The effects of school-based decision making on educational outcomes in low and middle income contexts

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Roy Carr-Hill, Caine Rolleston, Tejendra Pherali, Rebecca Schendel, Edwina Peart and Emma Jones

This systematic review by Carr-Hill and colleagues reviews the available evidence on the impact of school-based decision-making on educational outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to measuring the effects of such interventions, the authors sought to identify barriers and facilitators to programme success.  They included interventions that aimed to move decision-making from higher, national or district level, to the school level and examined their effect on enrollment, access and learning. The results of the review suggest that different benefits depend on context. The most robust findings were improvements in student test scores, while drop-out rates, repetition and teacher attendance were only improved in some settings. Further, the approach appeared to be less effective in communities where parents had low levels of education. This may have been due to the perceived higher status of teachers and other education professionals in such contexts. 

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.