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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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Measuring Resilience
P. Sturgess / Evidence on Demand 2016
The prominence of the resilience narrative in international development contexts has led to a drive to justify spending on resilience-related interventions. This resource deals with the thorny issue of how to measure resilience. It pr...
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...
Impact of water supply and sanitation on diarrhoea prevalence among children under the age of five: evidence from Cameroon
D Y Yantio / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Providing access to improved sources of drinking water and to sanitation facilities are the two main types of interventions to stop the contamination from the environment to the human body, contributing to reduce the prevalence of dia...
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....
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...
Does building more toilets stop the spread of disease? Impact evidence from India
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Over one-third of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who do not have access to improved sanitation live in India. Nearly 69 per cent of the population practise open defecation. Typically, the government of India’s national sanitat...
What works in expanding the use of chlorine dispensers to purify water? Impact evidence from Kenya
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
According to the World Health Organization, diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five. Contaminated water is often to blame. Chlorine dispensers installed next to communal water sourc...
Chlorine dispensers in Kenya: scaling for results
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Two million children die of diarrheal disease each year and contaminated water is often to blame. Treating water with chlorine could substantially reduce this toll. The most common approach to chlorination in areas without piped water...
Seasonality in South Sudan
L. Bolton; S. Thompson / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query:  Document the characteristics of seasonal spikes in South Sudan: what sector/ areas of needs is concerned (food insecurity, acute malnutrition, diseases, anythi...
Helpdesk Report: Community-led Total Sanitation in Africa
L. Bolton; L. Kanguru / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2013
Evidence and comments suggest that Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has been successful in some cases in Africa, however it is difficult to find strong data to support this. Claims to have achieved Open Defecation Free (OD...

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