Systematic review 17

Payment for environmental services for reducing deforestation and poverty in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

3ie Systematic review 17

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

The systematic review by Samii and colleagues examines the evidence on the effects of payment for environmental services (PES) on deforestation and poverty outcomes. They assess whether there is a relationship between effects on poverty and environmental outcomes. It explores how institutional and social conditions may moderate the effects of PES programmes. The evidence suggests PES has a very small effect on reducing the annual deforestation rate. Only two studies assess effects on household incomes, and they show a modest improvement in incomes. Forest conservation outcomes were worse in poorer areas.  Institutional capacity, corruption and possible misappropriation of project resources may have been barriers to programme effectiveness in some contexts.

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.

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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.

Systematic review 12

Services for street-connected children and young people in low- and middle-income countries: a thematic synthesis

Systematic review 3ie 2014

This systematic review by Coren and colleagues examines the effect of interventions that promote reintegration and reduce harmful behaviour among street-connected children and young people (SCCYP).

Systematic review 16

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

Systematic review 3ie 2015

This systematic review by Samii and colleagues examines the evidence on the effects of decentralised forest management (DFM) interventions on deforestation and poverty outcomes.