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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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Disability considerations for infrastructure programmes
A. Agarwal; A. Steele / Evidence on Demand 2016
Approximately 15% of the world’s population, over a billion people, have some form of disability. DFID’s aim is for its policies and programmes to be inclusive of and accessible to all people, including people with disabil...
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,...
Helpdesk report: CSOs holding governments to account
C. Mcloughlin (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
This Helpdesk report responds to the following query: What is the range of interventions that CSOs currently deliver to help people in developing countries hold governments and others to account and influence decisions that affect poo...
Policing interventions for targeting interpersonal violence in developing countries: a systematic review
A Higginson; L Mazerolle; M Sydes; J David; K Mengersen / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
This review has two key objectives. The first objective is to review the evidence on the effectiveness of policing interventions in reducing interpersonal violent crime in developing countries, and whether effectiveness differs accord...
Property tax experiment in Punjab, Pakistan
A.Q. Khan; A.I. Khwaja; B.A. Olken / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2014
Pakistan faces important policy challenges in improving service delivery and growth and development. Low levels of tax revenue act as a serious constraint to economic growth, provision of services and, more generally, to building an e...
Can e-governance reduce capture of public programmes? Experimental evidence from India’s employment guarantee scheme in Bihar
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Low administrative capacity and pervasive corruption constrain the performance of social insurance programs in many low-income settings. The increasing availability of e-governance, i.e., the application of information and communicati...
Is Tanzania’s joint forest management program me a triple win? Understanding causal pathways for livelihoods, governance and forest condition impacts
L. Persha; C. Meshack / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Estimated government and donor funding to support Joint Forest Management (JFM) in Tanzania since the early 1990s exceeds USD $30 million. While there are many small scale and site-specific studies on JFM in Tanzania, to date there ar...
Evaluating the impact of closing a community managed schools programme in El Salvador
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
School-based management (SBM) is considered a low-cost way of making public spending on education more efficient by increasing the accountability of the agents and empowering clients to improve learning outcomes. By putting power in t...
Public overseas investments: ensuring respect for and protecting legitimate land tenure rights: rapid evidence assessment
C. Tanner; E. Scalise; M. Mutema / Evidence on Demand 2015
This rapid evidence assessment (REA) investigates how public overseas investments supported by developed country governments respect legitimate land tenure rights, especially in countries without a strong system for protecting existin...
Public financial management evidence mapping
Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
This paper reviews the extent of evidence for the effect of Public Financial Management (PFM) interventions on outcomes in low and middle income countries. It is based on a database (available to download) of 197 studies compiled afte...

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