|Title||A systematic review of sport for development interventions across six global cities|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Whitley, MA, Massey, WV, é, M, Blom, LC, Chawansky, M, Forde, S, Boutet, M, Borbee, A, Darnell, SC|
|Journal||Sport Management Review|
Recently published reviews have begun the process of synthesizing the knowledge within the growing Sport for Development (SfD) field, but there is a need to critically evaluate the research on which these findings are based. This systematic review is a critical appraisal of both quantitative and qualitative evidence in academic and grey literature in the SfD field. The strength and quality of the research is assessed to provide a more nuanced understanding of the reported evidence of SfD interventions in six global cities (Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Nairobi, and New Orleans). The results include several key findings: (a) there is a limited number of academic and grey literature with enough methodological details for critical appraisal; (b) the quality of methods and evidence in individual studies is largely classified as weak; and (c) there is a need for more rigorous, systematic research and evaluation efforts that are openly shared and assessed. These findings provide a foundation from which to suggest ‘next steps’ for SfD organizations and researchers.
|Short Title||Sport Management Review|