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2013 Effectiveness of innovation grants to smallholder agricultural producers: an explorative systematic review
2013 Effectiveness of interventions to strengthen national health service delivery on coverage, access, quality and equity in the use of health services in low and lower middle income countries
2013 Factors influencing the large-scale uptake by households of cleaner and more efficient household energy technologies
2013 How effective are different approaches to higher education provision in increasing access, quality and completion for students in developing countries? Does this differ by gender of students? A systematic review
2013 Impact of private-sector involvement on access and quality of service in electricity, telecom, and water supply sectors: a systematic review of the evidence in developing countries
2013 Pedagogy, curriculum, teaching practices and teacher education in developing countries
2013 Psychosocial predictors, assessment and outcomes of cosmetic interventions: a systematic rapid evidence review
2013 The impact of national and international assessment programmes on education policy, particularly policies regarding resource allocation and teaching and learning practices in developing countries
2013 The views of young people in the UK about obesity, body size, shape and weight: a systematic review
2013 What are the impacts of approaches to increase the accessibility to education for people with a disability across developed and developing countries and what is known about the cost-effectiveness of different approaches?
2013 What are the impacts and cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve performance of untrained and under-trained teachers in the classroom in developing countries?
2013 What is the evidence of the impact of initiatives to reduce risk and incidence of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict zones and other humanitarian crises in lower and middle-income countries? A systematic review
2013 What is the evidence that the establishment or use of community accountability mechanisms and processes improves inclusive service delivery by governments, donors and NGOs to communities?
2013 What is the impact of contraceptive methods and mixes of contraceptive methods on contraceptive prevalence, unmet need for family planning, and unwanted and unintended pregnancies? An overview of systematic reviews
2012 A systematic rapid evidence assessment of late diagnosis
2012 A systematic review of selected interventions to reduce juvenile re-offending
2012 A systematic review of the evidence of the impact of school voucher programmes in developing countries
2012 A systematic review on the evidence of the impact on investment rates of changes in the enforcement of contracts
2012 Commissioning in health, education and social care: models, research bibliography and in-depth review of joint commissioning between health and social care agencies
2012 Communities that cook: a systematic review of the effectiveness and appropriateness of interventions to introduce adults to home cooking
2012 Do micro-credit, micro-savings and micro-leasing serve as effective financial inclusion interventions enabling poor people, and especially women, to engage in meaningful economic opportunities in low- and middle-income countries? A systematic review of the evidence
2012 Evidence on the relationship between education, skills and economic growth in low-income countries: a systematic review
2012 Financial liberalisation and economic growth: a meta-analysis
2012 Impact of national health insurance for the poor and the informal sector in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
2012 Plain tobacco packaging: a systematic review
2012 Providing access to economic assets for girls and young women in low-and-lower middle income countries: a systematic review of the evidence
2012 The adult social care outcomes framework: a systematic review of systematic reviews to support its use and development
2012 The impact of economic resource transfers to women versus men: a systematic review
2012 What works to improve teacher attendance in developing countries? A systematic review
2011 A systematic review of agricultural interventions that aim to improve nutritional status of children
2011 Becoming a mother: a research synthesis of women’s experiences of first-time motherhood

2011

Childhood obesity and educational attainment: a systematic review
2011 Dual Practice regulatory mechanisms in the health sector: a systematic review of approaches and implementation
2011 Evidence on the economic growth impacts of corruption in low-income countries and beyond: a systematic review
2011 Fraud and error in financial, welfare and revenue services: a systematic map of the empirical research evidence with particular reference to ‘notification of changes of circumstances
2011 Private versus public strategies for health service provision for improving health outcomes in resource-limited settings
2011 Social franchising evaluations: a scoping review
2011 The effectiveness of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in increasing trade from least developed countries
2011 The effectiveness of anti-corruption policy: what has worked, what hasn't, and what we don't know
2011 The impact of aid on maternal and reproductive health: a systematic review to evaluate the effect of aid on the outcomes of Millennium Development Goal 5
2011 The impact of post-abortion care family planning counselling and services in low-income countries: a systematic review of the evidence
2011 The impact of vouchers on the use and quality of health goods and services in developing countries: a systematic review
2011 What impact does the provision of separate toilets for girls at schools have on their primary and secondary school enrolment, attendance and completion? A systematic review of the evidence
2011 What is the evidence of the impact of increasing salaries on improving the performance of public servants, including teachers, doctors/nurses, and mid-level occupations, in low- and middle-income countries: is it time to give pay a chance?
2011 What is the evidence of the impact of microfinance on the well-being of poor people?
2011 What is the evidence of the impact of tariff reductions on employment and fiscal revenue in developing countries?
2011 What is the impact of microfinance on poor people? A systematic review of evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
2011 Young people's access to tobacco: a mixed-methods systematic review

2010

The drivers and impact and value of engagement in culture and sport

2010

The socioeconomic value of nursing and midwifery: A rapid systematic review of reviews

2010

What is the effect of block scheduling on academic achievement? A systematic review
2009 A systematic map of the research on the relationship between obesity and sedentary behaviour in young people
2009 A systematic review of whole class, subject-based pedagogies with reported outcomes for the academic and social inclusion of pupils with special educational needs

2009

Children’s views about obesity, body size, shape and weight: a systematic review

2009

In-work poverty: a systematic review

2009

Incentives to improve smoking, physical activity, dietary and weight management behaviours: a scoping review of the research evidence

2009

Inequalities and the mental health of young people: a systematic review of secondary school-based cognitive behavioural interventions 
2009 Rapid Evidence Assessment of the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions with persistent/prolific offenders in reducing re-offending
2009 Reducing gang related crime: a systematic review of ‘comprehensive’ interventions
2009 The impact of adult support staff on pupils and mainstream schools

2009

The interaction between behaviour and speech and language difficulties: does intervention for one affect outcomes in the other?

2008

Accountability and children’s outcomes in high-performing education systems: analytical maps of approaches to measuring children’s education, health and well-being outcomes in high-performing education systems 

2008

Engagement in course development by employers not traditionally involved in higher education: student and employer perceptions of its impact 

2008

Health promotion, inequalities and young people's health: a systematic review of research 

2008

Including diverse groups of children and young people in health promotion and public health research: a review of methodology and practice
2008 International perspectives on quality in initial teacher education: an exploratory review of selected international documentation on statutory requirements and quality assurance  
2008 Practitioners’ experiences of implementing national education policy at the local level: an examination of 16-19 policy 
2008 RCTs for policy interventions? A review of reviews and meta-regression  
2008 Schemes to promote healthy weight among obese and overweight children in England 

2008

School-level actions to promote community cohesion: a scoping map

2008

Social and environmental interventions to reduce childhood obesity: a systematic map of reviews

2008

Supporting people in accessing meaningful work: the use of recovery approaches in community-based adult mental health services
2008 A systematic review of interventions aimed at improving the educational achievement of pupils identified as gifted and talented

2008

Systematic review of research evidence of the impact on students in secondary schools of self and peer assessment
2008 A systematic review of the use of ICTs in developing pupils’ understanding of algebraic ideas  
2008 Targeted youth support: Rapid Evidence Assessment of effective early interventions for youth at risk of future poor outcomes  
2008 What are the effects of the roles of mentors or inductors using induction programmes for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) on their professional practice, with special reference to teacher performance, professional learning and retention rates?  
2008 What are the factors that promote high post-16 participation of many minority ethnic groups? A focused review of the UK-based aspirations literature 
2008 What characterises effective teacher-initiated teacher-pupil dialogue to promote conceptual understanding in mathematics lessons in England in Key Stages 2 and 3: a systematic review  
2007 Accidental injury, risk-taking behaviour and the social circumstances in which young people (aged 12-24) live: a systematic review 
2007 Learning skills and the development of learning capabilities 
2007 Organisational structures, management processes and conceptual framework in initial teacher education: a systematic review 
2007 A scoping review of the evidence relevant to life checks for young people aged 9 to 14 years 
2007 A systematic literature review on how training and professional development activities impact on teaching assistants’ classroom practice (1988-2006) 
2007 A systematic literature review on the perceptions of ways in which teaching assistants work to support pupils’ social and academic engagement in secondary classrooms (1988–2005) 
2007 A systematic rapid evidence assessment: interventions to improve the co-ordination of service delivery for High Cost High Harm Household Units (HCHHU) 
2007 A systematic rapid evidence assessment: the effectiveness of interventions for people with common mental health problems on employment outcomes 
2007 What are the factors that drive high post-16 participation of many minority ethnic groups, and what strategies are effective in encouraging participation? A systematic map, and a focused review of the international intervention studies 
2007 What do specialists do in CPD programmes for which there is evidence of positive outcomes for pupils and teachers? 
2006 A bibliography of research reports about patients', clinicians' and researchers' priorities for new research  
2006 Conflict resolution, peer mediation and young people's relationships 
2006 The effect of ICT teaching activities in science lessons on students’ understanding of science ideas 
2006 The effectiveness of different ICTs in the teaching and learning of English (written composition), 5-16
2006 A synthesis of research addressing children’s, young people’s and parents’ views of walking and cycling for transport
2006 A systematic literature review on the perceptions of ways in which support staff work to support pupils’ social and academic engagement in primary classrooms (1988–2003)
2006 A systematic map into approaches to making initial teacher training flexible and responsive to the needs of trainee teachers
2006 A systematic review of interactions in pedagogical approaches with reported outcomes for the academic and social inclusion of pupils with special educational needs 
2006 A systematic review of strategies to raise pupils’ motivational effort in Key Stage 4 Mathematics
2006 A systematic review of the contribution of art education to cultural learning in learners aged 5–16
2006 A systematic review of the evidence for incentive schemes to encourage positive health and other social behaviours in young people
2006 Teaching argumentative non-fiction writing to 7–14 year olds: A systematic review of the evidence of successful practice
2006 What is known about the long-term economic impact of centre-based early childhood interventions?
2006 Young people, pregnancy and social exclusion: A systematic synthesis of research evidence to identify effective, appropriate and promising approaches for prevention and support
2005 The effect of formal assessment on secondary school Art and Design education: a systematic description of empirical studies
2005 The effects of context-based and Science-Technology-Society (STS) approaches in the teaching of secondary science on boys and girls, and on lower-ability pupils
2005 How effective are measures taken to mitigate the impact of direct experience of armed conflict on the psychosocial and cognitive development of children aged 0-8?
2005 The impact of collaborative continuing professional development (CPD) on classroom teaching and learning - Review: How do collaborative and sustained CPD and sustained but not collaborative CPD affect teaching and learning?
2005 The impact of collaborative continuing professional development (CPD) on classroom teaching and learning - Review: What do teacher impact data tell us about collaborative CPD?
2005 The impact of population inclusivity in schools on student outcomes
2005 The impact of the implementation of thinking skills programmes and approaches on teachers
2005 A meta-analysis of the impact of the implementation of thinking skills approaches on pupils
2005 A scoping review of the evidence for incentive schemes to encourage positive behaviours in young people
2005 Strategy training in language learning - a systematic review of available research
2005 A summary of ongoing activity in the use of incentive schemes to encourage positive behaviours in young people
2005 Survey of information resources on newborn blood spot screening for parents and health professionals: a systematic review
2005 A systematic literature review of research (1988 - 2004) into the impact of career education and guidance during Key Stage 4 on young people's transitions into post-16 opportunities
2005 A systematic review of effective strategies to widen adult participation in learning
2005 A systematic review of the impact of citizenship education on student learning and achievement
2005 A systematic review of the impact of financial circumstances on access to post-16 learning in the Learning and Skills Council sector
2005 A systematic review of the nature of small-group discussions aimed at improving students' understanding of evidence in science
2005 A systematic review of the role of prior knowledge in unidirectional listening comprehension
2005 A systematic review of the use of small-group discussions in science teaching with students aged 11-18, and the effect of different stimuli (print materials, practical work, ICT, video/film) on students' understanding of evidence
2005 A systematic review of what pupils, aged 11-16, believe impacts on their motivation to learn in the classroom
2005 The use and effectiveness of synchronous audiographic conferencing in modern language teaching and learning (online language tuition): a systematic review of available research
2004 Disclosing to parents newborn carrier status identified by routine blood spot screening
2004 The effect of grammar teaching (sentence combining) in English on 5 to 16 year olds' accuracy and quality in written composition
2004 The effect of grammar teaching (syntax) in English on 5-to 16-year-olds' accuracy and quality in written composition
2004 HIV health promotion and men who have sex with men (MSM): a systematic review of research relevant to the development and implementation of effective and appropriate interventions
2004 The impact of NQT induction programmes on the enhancement of teacher expertise, professional development, job satisfaction or retention rates: a systematic review of research literature on induction
2004 Involving consumers in research and development agenda setting for the NHS: developing an evidence-based approach
2004 Secondary school size: a systematic review
2004 Smoking cessation programmes in pregnancy: systematically addressing development, implementation, women’s concerns and effectiveness
2004 A systematic review of how theories explain learning behaviour in school contexts
2004 A systematic review of pedagogical approaches that can effectively include children with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms with a particular focus on peer group interactive approaches
2004 A systematic review of recent research (1988 - 2003) into the impact of careers education and guidance on transitions from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4
2004 A systematic review of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching to pupils between the ages 7 and 11
2004 A systematic review of the evidence of reliability and validity of assessment by teachers used for summative purposes
2004 A systematic review of the evidence of the impact on students, teachers and the curriculum of the process of using assessment by teachers for summative purposes
2004 A systematic review of the impact of citizenship education on the provision of schooling
2004 A systematic review of the impact of ICT on literacy learning in English of learners between 5 and 16, for whom English is a second or additional language
2004 A systematic review of the impact of ICT on literature-related literacies in English, 5-16
2004 A systematic review of the impact of ICT on the learning of literacies associated with moving image texts in English, 5-16
2004 A systematic review of the impact of the Daily Mathematics Lesson in enhancing pupil confidence and competence in early mathematics
2004 A systematic review of the use of small-group discussions in science teaching with students aged 11-18, and their effects on students' understanding in science or attitude to science
2004 Thinking skills approaches to effective teaching and learning: what is the evidence for impact on learners?
2004 What is the impact of out-of-home integrated care and education settings on children aged 0-6 and their parents?
2004 What strategies can be used by initial teacher training providers, trainees and newly qualified teachers to raise the attainment of pupils from culturally diverse backgrounds?
2003 Children and healthy eating: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators
2003 Children and physical activity: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators
2003 How does collaborative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers of the 5-16 age range affect teaching and learning?
2003 The impact of paid adult support on the participation and learning of pupils in mainstream schools
2003 Support for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in mainstream primary school classrooms: a systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions
2003 Supporting pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in mainstream primary schools: a systematic review of recent research on strategy effectiveness (1999 to 2002)
2003 A systematic map and synthesis review of the effectiveness of personal development planning for improving student learning
2003 A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of ICT on literacy learning in English, 5-16
2003 A systematic review of effective literacy teaching in the 4 to 14 age range of mainstream schooling
2003 A systematic review of the effects of context-based and Science-Technology-Society (STS) approaches in the teaching of secondary science
2003 A systematic review of the impact on students and teachers of the use of ICT for assessment of creative and critical thinking skills
2003 A systematic review of the impact of school headteachers and principals on student outcomes
2003 What is known about communication with parents about newborn bloodspot screening?
2003 What is known about successful models of formative assessment for trainee teachers during school experiences and what constitutes effective practice?
2003 Which school-based elements of partnership in initial teacher training in the UK support trainee teachers’ professional development?
2002 Barriers to, and facilitators of, the health of young people: A systematic review of evidence on young peoples views and on interventions in mental health, physical activity and healthy eating
2002 A systematic review of classroom strategies for reducing stereotypical gender constructions among girls and boys in mixed–sex UK primary schools
2002 A systematic review of the effectiveness of school-level actions for promoting participation by all students
2002 A systematic review of the impact of networked ICT on 5-16 year olds' literacy in English
2002 A systematic review of the impact of summative assessment and tests on students' motivation for learning
2002 Young men and suicide prevention: a scoping exercise for a review of the effectiveness of health promotion interventions of relevance to suicide prevention in young men
2001 The effect of travel modes on children’s mental health, cognitive and social development: a systematic review
2001 The HIVSA training manual
2001 Young people and healthy eating: a systematic review of research on barriers and facilitators
2001 Young people and mental health: a systematic review of research on barriers and facilitators
2001 Young people and physical activity: a systematic review of research on barriers and facilitators
1999 Effectiveness reviews in health promotion
1999 A review of the effectiveness and appropriateness of peer-delivered health promotion interventions for young people
1996 A descriptive mapping of health promotion studies in young people
1996 PHASE: Promoting Health After Sifting the Evidence
1996 Review of effectiveness of health promotion interventions for men who have sex with men

  
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