This review by Doocy and Tappis assessed and synthesised existing evidence on the effects of cash-based approaches on individual and household outcomes in humanitarian emergencies. They also assessed the efficiency of different cash-based approaches and tried to identify factors that hinder and facilitate programme implementation. Studies found that unconditional cash transfers led to greater improvements in dietary diversity and quality than food transfers. But food transfers were more successful in increasing per capita caloric intake than cash transfers and vouchers. Several studies also found unconditional cash transfers more effective than vouchers in increasing household savings, and equally effective in increasing household assets.
The authors of this systematic review assess the effects of gender-specific and transformative interventions on women’s empowerment and gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected states and their contribution to building peaceful and inclusive societies.
In this review, Sonnenfeld and colleagues synthesise evidence on programmes that promote intergroup social cohesion as a means of supporting sustainable peace in fragile communities in low- and middle-income countries.
In this review, Moore and colleagues synthesise available evidence on the effectiveness of electricity interventions on socio-economic outcomes for households, firms and communities in low- and middle- income countries.
This review by Snilsveit and colleagues examines evidence from 18 economic incentives-based payment for environmental services programmes to understand the effectiveness on environmental and socio-economic outcomes.