Systematic Reviews

Systematic reviews synthesise the best available research evidence on a specific question. When well conducted, systematic reviews provide a sound and reliable basis for decision-making about public policy and provision of public services. These reviews use explicit and transparent procedures to identify all available research evidence relevant for a specific question.

To ensure that systematic reviews are reliable and replicable they must have a clear inclusion and exclusion criteria, an explicit search strategy and systematic procedures for data extraction, critical appraisal and analysis of included studies. When appropriate, findings from individual studies should be combined using statistical meta-analysis.

Latest 3ie systematic reviews

Interventions to improve the labour market outcomes of youth: A systematic review of training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment interventions

3ie Systematic Review 37

This systematic review by Kluve and colleagues examines the effects of active labour market programmes for youth, including training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidised employment. The authors systematically collected and analysed 113 impact evaluations, which used randomised and quasi-experimental methods to determine effects on employment, wages and productivity.  

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Other systematic reviews


Interventions for improving learning outcomes and access to education in low- and middle-income countries

Birte Snilstveit, Jennifer Stevenson, Daniel Phillips, Martina Vojtkova, Emma Gallagher, Tanja Schmidt, Hannah Jobse, Maisie Geelen, Maria Grazia Pastorello and John Eyers
3ie Systematic Review 24, 2015

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