Youth gang violence and preventative measures in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review (Part II)

Youth gang violence and preventative measures in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review (Part II)

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Angela Higginson, Kathryn Benier, Yulia Shenderovich, Laura Bedford, Lorraine Mazerolle, Joseph Murray

This review by Higginson and colleagues looks at youth gang violence and preventative measures in low- and middle-income countries. This review assessed the evidence on preventative interventions that focus on increasing social capacity to reduce gang membership or rehabilitate gang members outside of the criminal justice system. The limited number of studies included in the review suggests that the findings identified here should provide a direction for future research, rather than any substantive or generalisable claim to best practice.

This report is the second of a two-part systematic review on the predictors of youth participation in gangs and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce their involvement of youth in them and youth gang-related violence in low- and middle-income countries. This review and the first part, Youth gang membership and violence in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review (Part I) are both available online on the 3ie website.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.