SR B4

Zero child hunger: breaking the cycle of malnutrition

Is there enough evidence to show that increased household income and a better diet can improve children’s nutritional status? Drawing from a recent systematic review (Masset et.al.2011) of agricultural interventions aimed at improving the nutritional status of children, the key findings are:

  • Nutrition-focused agricultural interventions are short-term and cannot address the root causes of malnutrition.
  • Agricultural interventions to tackle malnutrition are not reaching the very poorest and those most at risk to chronic hunger.
  • Nutrition-focused agricultural interventions may increase income from one source but they may also result in reduced income from other sources.
  • Bio-fortification (fortifying foods with vitamins and minerals) may help but is not yet a proven solution.

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.