Better evidence for a better world
Better evidence for a better world

Better evidence for a better world (167)

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  • 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
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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
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2017.7

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  • Authors David Wilson, Charlotte Gill, Ajima Olaghere, Dave McClure
  • Published date 2016-03-23
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
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  • PLS Title Juvenile curfews are not effective in reducing crime and victimization
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review assesses the effects of juvenile curfews on crime and victimization. The review summarizes findings from 12 studies. The search for this review was updated in March 2014, and the review published in March 2016.
  • Title Juvenile curfew effects on criminal behavior and victimization
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2016.3

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  • 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
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2016.4

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  • 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
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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
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2016.1

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  • Authors Carol Rivas, Jean Ramsay, Laura Sadowski, Leslie Davidson, Danielle Dunne, Sandra Eldridge, Kelsey Hegarty, Angela Taft, Gene Feder
  • Published date 2016-01-04
  • Coordinating group(s) Social Welfare
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary Previous version Data
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  • PLS Title Limited evidence and limited effects of advocacy to reduce intimate partner violence
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review assesses the effects of advocacy interventions on intimate partner violence and women's wellbeing. The review summarizes findings from 13 studies.
  • Title Advocacy interventions to reduce or eliminate violence and promote the physical and psychosocial well-being of women who experience intimate partner abuse
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2016.2

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  • Authors Herbert Turner, Mackson Ncube, Annette Turner, Robert Boruch, Nneka Ibekwe
  • Published date 2018-06-25
  • Coordinating group(s) Education
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary Other
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  • PLS Title There are too few well-designed studies to know the effects of Teach for America on Math, English Language Arts, and Science outcomes of K–12 students in the USA
  • PLS Description There are too few well-designed studies to know the effects of Teach for America on Math, English Language Arts, and Science outcomes of K–12 students in the USA Teach for America (TFA) is an alternate route teacher preparation program that aims to address the decades-long shortage of effective teachers in many rural and urban public schools for kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12), that serve the highest proportions of high-poverty students across the USA. This review finds that are very few studies – just four – which reliably measure the effects of TFA on learning outcomes, so that no firm conclusions may be drawn. This systematic review evaluated the impact of TFA prepared teachers (corps members) relative to novice teachers and alumni relative to veteran teachers on K-12 student outcomes in Math, English Language Arts (ELA), and Science.
  • Title What are the effects of 'Teach For America' on Math, English Language Arts, and Science outcomes of K–12 students in the USA?
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2018.7

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  • Authors Carinne Brody, Thomas de Hoop, Martina Vojtkova, Ruby Warnock, Megan Dunbar, Padmini Murthy, Shari L. Dworkin
  • Published date 2015-11-02
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • PLS Title Economic Self-Help Groups empower women
  • PLS Description Women’s economic self-help groups (SHGs) have positive effects on the economic, social and political empowerment of women in low-and middle-income countries.
  • Title Economic self-help group programs for improving women’s empowerment
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.19

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  • Authors Janice Tripney, Alan Roulstone, Nina Hogrebe, Carol Vigurs, Elena Schmidt, Ruth Stewart
  • Published date 2015-11-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Education, International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review
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  • Title Interventions to improve the labour market situation of adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities in low- and middle-income countries
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.20

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  • Authors Trine Filges, Anders Bruun Jonassen, Anne-Marie Klint Jørgensen
  • Published date 2018-02-28
  • Coordinating group(s) Social Welfare
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • PLS Title Reducing the maximum duration of unemployment benefits increases the job finding rate of the unemployed
  • PLS Description Policymakers may wish to reduce the generosity of the unemployment benefits system in order to reduce unemployment levels. Reducing benefit levels may be politically more difficult than shortening the length of the unemployment benefit eligibility period to create work incentives for the unemployed. This review summarizes studies that measure the effects of shortening the maximum duration of unemployment benefit entitlement on job finding rates.
  • Title Reducing unemployment benefit duration to increase job-finding rates
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2018.2

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  • 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
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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
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.17
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