As more mothers join the workforce in developing countries, the demand for daycare services is on the rise. Jef L Leroy et al. assess the evidence on the impact of daycare interventions on the health, nutrition and development of children under five years of age in low- and middle-income countries. Daycare programmes were found to have positive impact on child development. But the evidence on child nutrition and health outcomes was inconclusive.
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.