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). Despite the existence of relevant programming, the authors found no sufficiently rigorous studies to include from low- and middle-income countries. Instead, they reviewed 11 studies from the US, South Korea and the UK. The main conclusion was that there is a need for research that considers the benefit of usual services, as opposed to specialised therapeutic interventions, most particularly in low- and middle-income countries, that include direct SCCYP participation, ideally in both the intervention and research.
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.