This systematic review by Hugh Waddington, et al. finds that point of use water treatment, improved sanitation and hygiene interventions are effective in reducing diarrhoeal disease among children. The study highlights the importance of behavioural factors in determining up-take and sustainable adoption of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. Preventive interventions tend to be adopted more slowly as benefits are difficult to observe and there is a need for more research on the sustainability of these interventions.
The authors of this systematic review assess the effects of skill-based active labor market interventions on migration outcomes. This study was commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through USAID’s project, Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration in Guatemala.
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.