This systematic review by Petrosino and colleaguesassesses and synthesises the evidence on the effects of school enrollment policies and programmes in developing countries on enrollment, persistence and learning outcomes. The authors included studies assessing the effects of interventions implemented in low- or middle-income countries on enrollment, attendance, drop-out rates or progression. The authors find that the interventions increase primary- and secondary-school enrollment, attendance and progression. The interventions also improve maths and language achievement more than standardised test performance and other achievement measures.
The authors of this systematic review assess the effects of skill-based active labor market interventions on migration outcomes. This study was commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through USAID’s project, Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration in Guatemala.
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.