SR b14

Does agricultural certification improve well-being?

This brief is based on a systematic review that assesses the impact of agriculture certification schemes for improving socially sustainable and fairer production for smallholder farmers and workers. The review finds positive effects on prices and income from sale of certified farmers but no change in overall household income and assets or wages for workers.  Apart from addressing programme implementation bottlenecks, producers need more assistance to secure selling contracts, expand access to certified markets, and switch to new and more favourable trading relations. 

SR18 life-cycle WASH

Using a life-cycle approach to target WASH policies and programmes in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Systematic review 3ie 2018
The brief summarises a systematic review on the effectiveness of two approaches to targeting populations in programmes and policies to reduce barriers to accessing WASH services and strategies during the MDGs.

sr17-youth-employment-brief

Creating active labour markets: how to improve employment outcomes for young women and men

Systematic review 3ie 2017
This brief is based on a systematic review which examines the effects of active labour market programmes for youth, including training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidised employment.

sr16-cbhi

Community-based health insurance: how to promote effective and equitable coverage?

Systematic review 3ie 2017
The brief is based on a systematic review examining the demand and supply factors that affect uptake and renewal of community-based voluntary health insurance schemes in L&MICs.

SR1

Access to health: How to reduce child and maternal mortality?

Systematic review 3ie 2010
Systematic reviews show that access to community-based health services reduces neonatal mortality and still births, but t he effect on maternal mortality is harder to detect.

SR b2

Focus on Female Genital Mutilation

Systematic review 3ie 2013
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) has negative health consequences for women, ranging from pain, bleeding, and shock due to chronic infections. Around 140 million girls and women live with the risks caused by FGM/C, of which 92 million girls and women are in Africa.