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  • Authors Marjorie Chinen, Thomas de Hoop, Lorena Alcázar, María Balarin, Josh Sennett
  • Published date 2017-12-21
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 13
  • PLS Title Vocational and business training benefit women on the labour market, but the effects of most programmes are small
  • PLS Description Women around the world often perform jobs with minimal skill requirements, and encounter few opportunities for learning and advancement. Governments and development agencies try to improve women’s skills through vocational and business training programmes. This review summarises evidence on the impacts of such programmes, and on the barriers to and facilitators of vocational and business training effectiveness.
  • Title Vocational and business training to improve women’s labour market outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

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  • Authors Robert Marx, Emily E Tanner-Smith, Colleen M Davison, Lee-Anne Ufholz, John Freeman, Ravi Shankar, Lisa Newton, Robert S Brown, Alyssa S Parpia, Ioana Cozma, Shawn Hendrikx
  • Published date 2017-12-19
  • Coordinating group(s) Education
  • Type of document Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 13
  • PLS Title Later school start times may produce benefits for students but more evidence is needed
  • PLS Description Later school start times have been implemented around the world as a means of avoiding the potentially negative impacts that early morning schedules can have on adolescent students. Even mild sleep deprivation has been associated with significant health and educational concerns: increased risk for accidents and injuries, impaired learning, aggression, memory loss, poor self-esteem, and changes in metabolism. This review examines the effects of later start times on these outcomes.
  • Title Later school start times for supporting the education, health and well-being of high school students

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  • Authors Kanchan Mukherjee, Deepika Singh Saraf, Vijayluxmi Bose, Ashoo Grover, Akriti Chahar, Myron Anthony Godinho, Denny John
  • Published date 2017-12-19
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title
  • Title Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of population-based cervical cancer screening in low- and middle-income countries

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  • Authors Hanne Næss Hjetland, Ellen Irén Brinchmann, Ronny Scherer, Monica Melby-Lervåg
  • Published date 2017-12-15
  • Coordinating group(s) Education
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 13
  • PLS Title Preschool language skills are associated with better reading comprehension at school
  • PLS Description Determining how to provide the best instruction to support children’s reading comprehension requires an understanding of how reading comprehension actually develops. To promote our understanding of this process, this review summarizes evidence from observations of the development of language and reading comprehension from the preschool years into school. The main outcome in this review is reading comprehension skills. Understanding the development of reading comprehension and its precursors can help us develop hypotheses about what effective instruction must comprise to facilitate well-functioning reading comprehension skills. These hypotheses can be tested in randomized controlled trials.
  • Title Preschool predictors of later reading comprehension ability

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  • Authors Israel F. N. Domingos, Marcin Baranski, Carlo Leifert, Ismail Cakmak, Zed Rengel, Paul E. Bilsborrow, Gavin B. Stewart
  • Published date 2017-12-12
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development, Nutrition
  • Type of document Title Protocol
  • Title Agronomic biofortification strategies to increase grain zinc concentrations for improved nutritional quality of wheat, maize and rice

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  • Authors Hugh Waddington, Jennifer Stevenson, Ada Sonnenfeld
  • Published date 2017-12-12
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title
  • Title Interventions that incorporate participation, inclusion, transparency and accountability (PITA) to improve development outcomes in low- and middle-income countries

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  • Authors Giel Ton, Sam Desiere, Wytse Vellema, Sophia Weituschat, Marijke D'Haese
  • Published date 2017-12-12
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 13
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  • PLS Title Contract farming improves incomes for better-off farmers
  • PLS Description Contract farming is a sales arrangement agreed before production begins, which provides the farmer with resources or services. The service package provided by the firm varies per location, and can include transport, certification, input provisioning and credit. This systematic review summarises evidence on income effects for smallholders to assess average effects and explore combinations of factors that increase these effects.
  • Title The effectiveness of contract farming for raising income of smallholder farmers in low- and middle-income countries

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  • Authors Jochen Kluve, Susana Puerto, David Robalino, Jose Manuel Romero, Friederike Rother, Jonathan Stöterau, Felix Weidenkaff, Marc Witte
  • Published date 2017-12-04
  • Coordinating group(s) Education, International Development, Social Welfare
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 13
  • PLS Title Active labour market programmes for youth increase employment and earnings. Effects vary between programmes and context.
  • PLS Description This systematic review assesses the impact of youth employment interventions on the labour market outcomes of young people. The included interventions are training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment. Outcomes of interest include employment, earnings and business performance outcomes.
  • Title Interventions to improve the labour market outcomes of youth: a systematic review of training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment interventions

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  • Authors Michael S. Kelly, Whitney Key, Andrew Brake, Miguel Cortes, Susan Wardzala
  • Published date 2017-12-01
  • Coordinating group(s) Education
  • Type of document Title
  • Title Educator Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for improving academic, social, and behavioral outcomes in K-12 schools

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  • Authors The Steering Group of The Campbell Collaboration
  • Published date 2017-11-24
  • Coordinating group(s) Methods
  • Type of document Policies and Guidelines
  • Title Campbell Collaboration Systematic Reviews: Policies and Guidelines
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