Slum upgrading strategies and their effects on health and socio-economic outcomes

Slum upgrading strategies and their effects on health and socio-economic outcomes

3ie Systematic review 13

Ruth Turley, Ruhi Saith, Nandita Bhan, Eva Rehfuess and Ben Carter

This systematic review by Turley and colleagues explores the effects of slum upgrading strategies that involve improving the physical environment and infrastructure on the health, quality of life and socio-economic well-being of people living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries. The studies varied in design and risk of bias, making it difficult to pool the results. However, the authors found limited, but consistent, evidence to suggest that slum upgrading strategies reduce the incidence of diarrhoea and reduce water-related expenses incurred by people who live in slums. The authors reported mixed results for whether slum upgrading reduced parasitic infections, communicable diseases, financial poverty or unemployment outcomes.

 

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.

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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 17

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

Systematic review 3ie 2015

The systematic review by Samii and colleagues examines the evidence on the effects of payment for environmental services (PES) on deforestation and poverty outcomes.