Meta-evidence review on the impacts of investments in agricultural and rural development on Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2

Agriculture and rural development research will play a critical role in meeting the ambitious targets under SDGs 1 and 2. In recent years there has been heightened emphasis on both the rigorous evaluation of development interventions and systematic reviews and meta-analyses based on such evaluations. The latter have become commonplace as a means to coalesce the existing evidence on a given topic, helping readers to understand large bodies of literature. This report uses existing systematic reviews, meta-analyses and comprehensive reviews to map and evaluate the evidence regarding the effects of a wide range of development interventions on poverty and hunger.