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The purpose of this document is to clearly describe the proposed research methodology for an evidence synthesis on shelter self-recovery so that it can be finalised prior to undertaking the study and replicated in future. Thus it describes: a) the theoretical background to the study (Section 2), which includes definitions of key terms used in the research, a proposed theory of change model for how the intervention might work and the justification for this research; b) the aim and research questions the study intends to address (Section 3); c) the methodology for undertaking the review (Section 4), which includes the inclusion and exclusion criteria, the search strategy and the procedure for data collection and analysis; and d) the references used in this document (Section 5). Appendices containing further details on the scoping assessment and the proposed search strategy, data extraction form and quality appraisal checklist for this review are included Section 6. This review is commissioned under the Humanitarian Evidence Programme, a UK Aid-funded partnership between Oxfam and Feinstein International Center that aims to improve humanitarian policy and practice.

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