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Quality assured research synthesis documents from a selected set of publishers who focus is on supporting evidence-informed decision-making on issues relevant to international development

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Helpdesk report: Urban poverty in Nepal
S. Bakrania (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the issues and trends in relation to urban poverty in Nepal? Include data on key trends as well as a qualitative overview of the issues pertaining to informal settlements,...
What factors affect sustained adoption of safe water, hygiene and sanitation technologies? A systematic review of literature
K Hulland; N Martin; R Dreibelbis; J DeBruicker Valliant; P Winch / Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre 2015
Among the exciting advances in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programmes and policies, sustainability counts as a renewed and crucial area of focus for implementers, scientists, policy makers, and donors alike. To further under...
Helpdesk report: school feeding
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2016
This report identifies research on the outcomes of school feeding programmes which are mixed but largely positive. Some programme costs and design considerations are presented which provide lessons for sustainability and affordability...
Barriers to scaling-up prevention of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2015
This report aims to identify the medical, health service, economic, social and policy barriers to the scale up of the prevention of mother to child transmission of syphilis among pregnant women in low-income countries. The...
Situational analysis of FGM/C stakeholders and interventions in Somalia
S. Crawford; S. Ali / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2015
The overall aim of the situational analysis in Somalia is for government, donors and the UN to gain a greater understanding of existing interventions towards ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), and to identify gaps so as...
Engaging men and boys in changing gender-based inequity in health: evidence from programme interventions
G. Barker; C. Ricardo; M. Nascimento / World Health Organization 2007
This review assesses the effectiveness of programmes seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. It analyses data from 58 evaluation studies of interventions with men and boys in the areas of: sex...
Testing disgust-and shame-based safe water and handwashing promotion in urban Dhaka , Bangladesh
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Diarrheal disease is one of the two leading killer diseases in the world. An estimated 2.2 million children under the age of 5 years die from diarrheal disease each year. Most of these deaths are from middle- and low-income countries....
Improving maternal and child health in India: evaluating demand and supply side strategies (IMATCHINE)
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Over the past decade, the Central government and various State governments in India have introduced a range of programs aimed at improving maternal health indicators. A central feature of several of the new programs is to encourage pr...
Impact of malaria control and enhanced literacy instruction on educational outcomes among school children in Kenya: a multi-sectoral, prospective, randomised evaluation
S. Brooker; K. Halliday / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Improving the health of school-aged children can yield substantial benefits for cognitive development and educational achievement. However, there is limited experimental evidence on the benefits of school-based malaria prevention or h...
Thirty-five years later: evaluating effects of a quasi-random child health and family planning programme in Bangladesh
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Improving the health and nutrition of young children is important not only for immediate well-being, but also because it is believed to reduce poverty in the long-run through improved human capital. Many programs such as Head Start an...

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