Systematic review

These briefs summarise the focus of a review; main findings; and implications for policy, programming and further research.

Latest systematic review briefs

Systematic review

Do aquaculture interventions improve productivity, income, nutrition and women’s empowerment in low- and middle-income countries?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2021
 
This brief is based on a review that synthesizes evidence on the effectiveness of interventions supporting farming of aquatic organisms and aiming to improve productivity, income, nutrition and women's empowerment in low-and middle-income countries.

Effects of access to electricity interventions on socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2020
 
This brief presents the findings of a systematic review on the effectiveness of electricity interventions on socio-economic outcomes for households, firms and communities in low- and middle- income countries.

In fragile situations, which interventions strengthen intergroup social cohesion?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2020
 
This brief summarises the findings and implications of a systematic review that analyses the strategies effective at building intergroup social cohesion in fragile contexts to promote sustainable peace. 

Impacts of financial inclusion in low- and middle-income countries

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2019
 
This brief presents the findings of a systematic review of reviews that synthesised 11 systematic reviews or meta analyses on the effects of financial inclusion interventions in low- and middle-income countries.

Does promoting citizen engagement in the governance of public services lead to improved service delivery and quality of life?

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2019
 
This brief presents the findings of a systematic review examining the effects of citizen engagement interventions that aim to strengthen the participation, inclusion, transparency and accountability characteristics of public services on citizens’ social and economic well-being, and to explore how such effects are influenced by population group, context and implementation factors.

Payment for environmental services

Systematic review Brief 3ie 2019
 
This brief is based on a systematic review by Snilsveit and colleagues which examines the evidence on the effects of payment for services programmes on socio-economic and environmental outcomes.