A systematic review of the effectiveness and design features of interventions supporting women’s participation in wage labour in higher growth and/or male-dominated sectors in low- and middle-income countries


Date: November 2016 – June 2018
Led by: Yvonne Erasmus and Laurenz Langer
ACE team: Alison Bullen, Charity Chisoro, Mary Opondo, Zafeer Ravat, Ruth Stewart, Natalie Tannous, Carina van Rooyen
Partners: Jan Tripney from the EPPI-Centre, UCL Institute of Education; and Ekwaro Obuku from the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation at Makerere University, Uganda
Funder: The Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom


We conducted a systematic review of the evidence on interventions that aim to support women’s participation in labour markets in higher-growth/male dominated sectors in low- and middle-income countries. This review included an investigation of what interventions work to support wage labour participation and what design features such interventions entailed.