SR18 life-cycle WASH

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

The brief summarises the findings of a systematic review of the effectiveness of two main approaches to targeting populations in programmes and policies to reduce barriers to accessing WASH services and strategies during the MDGs. The review includes evidence from 11 Sub-Saharan African and South Asian countries.

Watch the short video on key findings from the review.

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.

SR B3

Safe drinking water. Who is willing to pay the price?

Systematic review 3ie 2012
Treating water can reduce the prevalence of diarrhoea by up to 70 percent. Although there are several inexpensive water treatment technologies available, statistics show that every 15 seconds a child dies due to waterborne diseases. Over 700 million people still lack access to safe drinking water.