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Approaches to promote handwashing and sanitation behaviour change in low- and middle-income countries
  • Authors Emmy De Buck, Hans Van Remoortel, Karin Hannes, Thashlin Govender, Selvan Naidoo, Bert Avau, Axel Vande veegaete, Alfred Musekiwa, Vittoria Lutje, Margaret Cargo, Hans-Joachim Mosler, Philippe Vandekerckhove, Taryn Young
  • Published date 2017-05-19
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 13
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  • PLS Title Community-based approaches are most effective in promoting changes in hygiene practices, but sustainability is a challenge
  • PLS Description Diarrhoeal diseases are very common causes of death in low and middle-income countries. Improved sanitation and hygiene reduce diarrhoea, but adoption remains a challenge.This review assesses the evidence for two questions: (1) how effective are different approaches to promote handwashing and sanitation behaviour change; and (2) what factors influence the implementation of these approaches?
  • Title Approaches to promote handwashing and sanitation behaviour change in low- and middle-income countries
Effects of certification schemes for agricultural production on socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries
  • Authors Carlos Oya, Florian Schaefer, Dafni Skalidou, Catherine McCosker, Laurenz Langer
  • Published date 2017-03-01
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 13
  • PLS Title Certification schemes do not seem to improve household incomes for farmers and wages for workers
  • PLS Description This review assesses whether certification schemes work for the wellbeing of agricultural producers and workers in low- and middleincome countries.
  • Title Effects of certification schemes for agricultural production on socio-economic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries
The effects of school-based decision-making on educational outcomes in low- and middle-income contexts
  • Authors Roy Carr-Hill, Caine Rolleston, Rebecca Schendel
  • Published date 2016-12-07
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 12
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  • PLS Title School-based decision-making has positive effects on education outcomes but less so in low-income countries
  • PLS Description Decentralizing decision-making to schools has mainly small to moderate positive effects in reducing repetition, dropouts and increasing test scores. These effects are restricted to middle-income countries, with fewer and smaller positive effects found in low-income countries or in disadvantaged communities.
  • Title The effects of school-based decision-making on educational outcomes in low- and middle-income contexts
Community monitoring interventions to curb corruption and increase access and quality of service delivery in low- and middle-income countries
  • Authors Ezequiel Molina, Laura Carella, Ana Pacheco, Guillermo Cruces, Leonardo Gasparini
  • Published date 2016-11-15
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 12
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  • PLS Title Community monitoring interventions can reduce corruption and may improve services
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review assesses the effectiveness of Community Monitoring Interventions in reducing corruption. The review summarises findings from 15 studies, of which seven are from Asia, six from Africa and two from Latin America.
  • Title Community monitoring interventions to curb corruption and increase access and quality of service delivery in low- and middle-income countries
Deworming and adjuvant interventions for improving the developmental health and well-being of children in low- and middle-income countries
  • Authors Vivian Andrea Welch, Shally Awasthi, Chisa Cumberbatch, Robert Fletcher, Jessie McGowan, Katelyn Merritt, Shari Krishnaratne, Salim Sohani, Peter Tugwell, George A. Wells
  • Published date 2016-09-27
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 12
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  • PLS Title Mass deworming programmes have little or no effect on most welfare outcomes
  • PLS Description The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mass deworming of children to improve child health and other outcomes is debated. This independent analysis reinforces the case against mass deworming, finding little or no effect on most welfare outcomes.
  • Title Deworming and adjuvant interventions for improving the developmental health and well-being of children in low- and middle-income countries
Interventions for promoting reintegration and reducing harmful behaviour and lifestyles in street-connected children and young people
  • Authors Esther Coren, Rosa Hossain, Jordi Pardo Pardo, Mirella Veras, Kabita Chakraborty, Holly Harris, Anne J. Martin
  • Published date 2016-07-01
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 12
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  • PLS Title Lack of evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to reintegrate street-connected children
  • PLS Description This Campbell review assesses the effectiveness of interventions for improving outcomes among street-connected children and young people, and for reducing some important health-related risks; and to improve access to and integration into society, education, and employment opportunities.
  • Title Interventions for promoting reintegration and reducing harmful behaviour and lifestyles in street-connected children and young people
Parental, community and familial support interventions to improve children’s literacy in developing countries
  • Authors Elizabeth Spier, Pia Britto, Terri Pigott, Eugene Roehlkapartain, Michael McCarthy, Yael Kidron, Mengli Song, Peter Scales, Dan Wagner, Julia Lane, Janis Glover
  • Published date 2016-03-23
  • Coordinating group(s) Education, International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • PLS Title Limited evidence of effectiveness for home or community-based child literacy programmes yet some approaches improve outcomes
  • PLS Description For a majority of the world’s children academic learning is neither occurring at expected rates nor supplying the basic foundational skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. This review examines the availability of evidence and its findings about the effectiveness of interventions to improve parental, familial, and community support for children’s literacy development in developing countries.
  • Title Parental, community and familial support interventions to improve children’s literacy in developing countries
The impacts of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries
  • Authors Caio Piza, Tulio Antonio Cravo, Linnet Taylor, Lauro Gonzalez, Isabel Musse, Isabela Furtado, Ana C. Sierra, Samer Abdelnour
  • Published date 2016-01-04
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 12
  • Issue nr 1
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  • PLS Title Business support services to small and medium enterprises seem to improve firm performance
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review assesses the effects of business support services in low - and middle-income countries on firm performance and economic development. The review summarizes findings from 40 studies.
  • Title The impacts of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries
Preventive interventions to reduce youth gang violence in low- and middle-income countries
  • Authors Angela Higginson, Kathryn Ham Benier, Yulia Shenderovich, Laura Bedford, Lorraine Mazerolle, Joseph Murray
  • Published date 2015-11-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice, International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
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  • PLS Title There are no rigorous studies of preventive interventions to reduce youth involvement in gangs in low- and middle-income countries
  • PLS Description Youth gang crime poses a serious problem for low and middle-income countries costing billions of dollars in harm, loss of life and social disruption. Preventive interventions are intended to stop crime before it occurs, either by preventing youth from joining gangs or by reducing recidivism by rehabilitating gang members outside of the criminal justice system. This review examines the effectiveness of these preventive interventions in achieving their aims, as well as identifying factors behind successful implementation in low and middle-income countries.
  • Title Preventive interventions to reduce youth gang violence in low- and middle-income countries
Strategies to increase the ownership and use of insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria
  • Authors Lana Augustincic Polec, Jennifer Petkovic, Vivian Andrea Welch, Erin Ueffing, Elizabeth Tanjong Ghogomu, Jordi Pardo Pardo, Mark Grabowsky, Amir Attaran, George A. Wells, Peter Tugwell
  • Published date 2015-11-02
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 11
  • Issue nr 17
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  • PLS Title Free bednets increase ownership, and education can increase use
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review assesses the effectiveness of economic and educational strategies for ownership and appropriate use of insecticide-treated bednets in developing countries.
  • Title Strategies to increase the ownership and use of insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria
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