SR15

Supplementary feeding for improving the health of disadvantaged infants and young children: a systematic review

3ie systematic review 15

Elizabeth Kristjansson, Damian Francis, Selma Liberato, Trish Greenhalgh, Vivian Welch , Maria Benkhalti Jandu, Malek Batal, Tamara Rader, Eamonn Noonan, Laura Janzen, Beverley Shea, George A Wells and Mark Petticrew

This systematic review by Kristjansson and colleagues examines whether food supplementation is effective in improving the health of disadvantaged children aged 3 months to 5 years, and the factors that contribute to the effectiveness of food supplementation programmes. The programmes are commonly conducted to close the energy gap from poor nutrition, as well as to reduce the risks of lowered cognitive functioning, poor school performance and poor health. Included studies were a mix of randomised controlled trials and controlled before-and-after design. Findings record a positive effect on the psychomotor development of a child, but no clear evidence of an effect on cognitive development. Authors find that strictly supervised supplementation programmes are more effective than distributing home rations. They further conclude that implementation is crucial in determining programme effectiveness. 

SR40

Vocational and business training to improve women’s labour market outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

Systematic review 3ie 2018

This systematic review by Chinen and colleagues examined the effects on employment, income, sales, and profits.

SR41

Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in low- and middle-income countries A systematic review

Systematic review 3ie 2018

This systematic review by Hemming and colleagues examined the effectiveness of agricultural input subsidies.

Systematic review 12

Services for street-connected children and young people in low- and middle-income countries: a thematic synthesis

Systematic review 3ie 2014

This systematic review by Coren and colleagues examines the effect of interventions that promote reintegration and reduce harmful behaviour among street-connected children and young people (SCCYP).

Systematic review 17

Payment for environmental services for reducing deforestation and poverty in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Systematic review 3ie 2015

The systematic review by Samii and colleagues examines the evidence on the effects of payment for environmental services (PES) on deforestation and poverty outcomes.

Systematic review 16

Decentralised forest management for reducing deforestation and poverty in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Systematic review 3ie 2015

This systematic review by Samii and colleagues examines the evidence on the effects of decentralised forest management (DFM) interventions on deforestation and poverty outcomes.