Systematic Reviews

This database covers systematic reviews of the effectiveness of social and economic interventions in low- and middle- income countries. 

It contains almost 303 summaries of systematic reviews drawn from a range of sources and sectors. The summaries include findings, methodologies and quality appraisal of existing reviews and protocols of ongoing studies.

3ie uses a check list for the quality appraisal of systematic reviews in this database. Download 3ie's quality appraisal checklist (111.8 KB)  for more information.

The search for the database is comprehensive and systematic, using detailed search strategies. The purpose of this search and screening protocol is to outline in detail the types of studies included in the database and the procedures used for identifying studies for inclusion. For more information download the  3ie systematic review database search strategy and procedures document (889.6 KB)

Suggestions for studies to be included can be sent to Birte Snilstveit: bsnilstveit(at)

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