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Using Mobile Voice Technology to Improve the Collection of Food Security Data: WFP's Mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping
June 14, 2016

Using Mobile Voice Technology to Improve the Collection of Food Security ...

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"Reliable information is critical to understanding food security trends, assessing crises and informing decision-making. However, traditional methods for collecting this information - in particular food security data at household level - are ...

Programming on the Right to Be Heard: A Learning Companion [Revised Edition]
May 26, 2016

Programming on the Right to Be Heard: A Learning Companion [Revised Edition]

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"The Right to Be Heard encompasses many elements, including voice, participation, rights, governance, accountability and transparency..."

WeFarm
March 31, 2016

WeFarm

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WeFarm is a worldwide peer to peer knowledge sharing network, building a bank of the world's farming knowledge, then making it available to anyone anywhere, in any language, and on any device - even the most basic mobile phone. This collaborative ...

Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers and Field Staff
November 29, 2015

Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers ...

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This publication offers a curriculum that is designed to build the skills of community-level workers, such as community development agents, community health workers, and agriculture extension agents, to be more effective behaviour change ...

The Climate Change Adaptation and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) - CHAI - Project
November 3, 2015

The Climate Change Adaptation and Information and Communications Technology ...

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"In time, this network of information - made possible by digital technology - may provide many more people with the information needed to manage risk and to make informed decisions that have the potential to improve earnings, while protecting ...

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition
August 28, 2015

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition

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"Social mobilization, advocacy and communications is a growing priority for SUN countries and increasingly seen as an integral part of the national nutrition strategy.  Countries are at very different stages and employing a variety of ...

Designing for Behavior Change: For Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, and Gender
April 20, 2015

Designing for Behavior Change: For Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, ...

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This field-tested, six-day curriculum enables private voluntary organizations (PVOs) and partners to replicate the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) workshop conducted with CORE Group members in multiple countries and regions around the globe. ...

Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming and Rural Development
April 15, 2015

Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming ...

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"Communication for development, community media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help family farmers to acquire and exchange knowledge and information, strengthen rural institutions and give voice to their concerns, but ...

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action
November 25, 2014

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

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"This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children....The scope of this review includes interventions that address interpersonal ...

Feed the Future Malawi Behaviour Change Communication Campaign
October 8, 2014

Feed the Future Malawi Behaviour Change Communication Campaign

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As part of the Feed the Future initiative in Malawi, Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication (IHDC) is undertaking social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategies to "promote small 'doable', culturally appropriate ...

Understanding the Role of mHealth and Other Media Interventions for Behavior Change to Enhance Child Survival and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Evidence Review
September 18, 2014

Understanding the Role of mHealth and Other Media Interventions for Behavior ...

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"Health professionals, governments, and researchers have implemented a number of interventions to address the health of children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), often focusing on improving the coverage and quality of interventions of ...

ICT4D Effects: Youth, ICTs and Agriculture
September 4, 2014

ICT4D Effects: Youth, ICTs and Agriculture

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Published by the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), this 16-page report shares insights gained from three projects implemented under the Connect4Change (C4C) Economic Development programme located in western Kenya, ...

Beep4Weather Radio and Mobile Phone Service
August 27, 2014

Beep4Weather Radio and Mobile Phone Service

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"Utabiri wa hali ya hewa" (Swahili for "Beep for Weather") is a radio and mobile phone service designed to enable farmers to receive important weather and agricultural information on their mobile phones. The farmers call into a radio station and ...

Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook
August 26, 2014

Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook

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"Today more than ever smallholders and rural communities require access to information and communication to make their voices heard and change their lives for the better. Communication for Development [ComDev] facilitates dialogue and ...

Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development
August 11, 2014

Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use ...

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From United Methodist Communications (UMCom), this discussion paper explores the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for economic and social development. It captures "best practice" in the use of mobile phones and ...

The Breadwinner - Comic
August 8, 2014

The Breadwinner - Comic

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Published by Alliances for Africa (AfA), this comic aims to raise awareness about the link between the economy and violence against women and girls, and advocate for gender equality and women’s human rights.

Soul City Television Series 12
July 24, 2014

Soul City Television Series 12

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Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, the twelfth series of the edutainment drama series "Soul City" premiered in July 2014. Comprising 26 half-hour episodes, the series is based around a community clinic ...

Ruka Juu II: Young Farmers in Business: Impact Study
June 23, 2014

Ruka Juu II: Young Farmers in Business: Impact Study

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This 88-page report shares findings of an evaluation of Ruka Juu - Young Farmers in Business, season two of a reality competition television show produced by Femina Hip in Tanzania. Ruka Juu means 'Jump Up', and the aim of the show is to see ...

Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS)
June 6, 2014

Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS)

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Published online and in print by Development Media Consulting, the Journal of Development and Communications Studies (JDCS) is an academic, peer-reviewed journal that is dedicated to research exploring linkages between communication and human ...

Using Feedback and Response Mechanisms for Development Programming in Zimbabwe
April 30, 2014

Using Feedback and Response Mechanisms for Development Programming in Zimbabwe

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This 2-page brief shares lessons learned by Catholic Relief Services during the Promoting Recovery in Zimbabwe (PRIZE) project, related to using feedback and response mechanisms. The project, which ran from 2010 to 2013, was designed to improve ...

 Good information is in Short Supply: Kenyan Farmers and Their Assessment of Information on Agricultural Innovation
March 21, 2014

Good information is in Short Supply: Kenyan Farmers and Their Assessment of ...

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This 50-page report discusses information‐seeking behaviours of small-scale farming households in Kenya. The research project focused on how farmers are informed about innovation regarding new methods of increasing agricultural productivity, ...

Reporter's Guide to the Millennium Development Goals
March 17, 2014

Reporter's Guide to the Millennium Development Goals

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"...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."

Edutainment: Using Stories and Media for Social Action and Behaviour Change
March 10, 2014

Edutainment: Using Stories and Media for Social Action and Behaviour Change

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Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media ...

International Year of Family Farming 2014 Photo Competition
March 5, 2014

International Year of Family Farming 2014 Photo Competition

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This award, organised by World Rural Forum (WRF) and AgriCultures Network, focuses on the decisive role of family farming in the sustainable production of 70% of the world's food and in the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. The ...

World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2014
February 28, 2014

World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2014

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"If you use digital technologies to create content addressing socially relevant issues, this could be your chance to bring your project to a stage of global recognition."

Yenkasa Africa
February 27, 2014

Yenkasa Africa

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Yenkasa Africais a regional platform designed to document experiences and enhance knowledge sharing in communication applied to agriculture and rural development.

Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition
January 14, 2014

Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition

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Agricultural bloggers aged between 18-35 years from ACP (African, Caribbean, and Pacific) countries are being invited to submit their blogs to the 2nd Edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards). This competition will ...

Cocoa Farmers Livelihood Project
January 7, 2014

Cocoa Farmers Livelihood Project

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Launched by BBC Media Action in 2011, the Cocoa Farmers Livelihood Project is working to build farmers' skills, increase the quality and amount of cocoa they produce, and encourage more people to take up farming to support themselves and their ...

Capacity for Research and Advocacy for Fair Taxation Project
January 7, 2014

Capacity for Research and Advocacy for Fair Taxation Project

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Running from 2012 to 2016, The Capacity for Research and Advocacy for Fair Taxation (CRAFT) project is working to contribute to fair and pro-poor tax systems and more transparent and accountable fiscal policies, with the end goal of helping ...

Partnering with Religious Communities for Children
December 4, 2013

Partnering with Religious Communities for Children

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"Long before there was a UNICEF, faith communities were among the greatest advocates for the world’s neediest children, providing guidance, aid and comfort to millions of disadvantaged families. In fact, the Convention on the Rights of the Child ...

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study
November 25, 2013

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study

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Amouzou, A., O. Habi, et al. (2012). "Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study." Lancet 380(9848): 1169-1178.

November 11, 2013

Delivering interventions to reduce the global burden of stillbirths: ...

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Bhutta ZA, Darmstadt GL, Haws RA, Yakoob MY, Lawn JE. . Delivering interventions to reduce the global burden of stillbirths: improving service supply and community demand. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth,2009; 9 Suppl 1:S7.

Evidence Synthesis Packet - Review Team-2: Community Empowerment
November 3, 2013

Evidence Synthesis Packet - Review Team-2: Community Empowerment

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What are the effective means to facilitate and empower communities to organise and advocate for interventions to achieve behaviour and social changes that are needed to accelerate reductions in under-five mortality and optimise healthy and ...

Young and Restless: Harnessing the Economic Resilience of Displaced Youth in Nairobi
September 12, 2013

Young and Restless: Harnessing the Economic Resilience of Displaced Youth in ...

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"Refugee youth report that education and training, as well as personal security, are their highest priorities."

Sustainable Development Starts and Ends with Safe, Healthy, Well-Educated Children
August 22, 2013

Sustainable Development Starts and Ends with Safe, Healthy, Well-Educated ...

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"Children’s rights and well-being should remain at the centre of the post-2015 agenda...." Anthony Lake

My Children Radio Drama
July 22, 2013

My Children Radio Drama

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My Children is a radio drama series, launched on June 17 2013 by Farm Radio International (FRI) in collaboration with HarvestPlus and TRAC FM, which is working to convince Ugandan farmers to replace traditional varieties of white and yellow sweet ...

Farmer Voice Radio (FVR)
July 8, 2013

Farmer Voice Radio (FVR)

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Launched in 2009, Farmer Voice Radio (FVR) is designed to be an agricultural extension service that links extension officers and farmers through radio and other information and communication technologies to enhance farmer productivity and ...

Global Burden of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea
July 4, 2013

Global Burden of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea

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Bhutta, Z, O'Brien, K, Campbell, H, Black, R. Global Burden of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea. The Lancet 2013.

Voice Africa’s Future
June 10, 2013

Voice Africa’s Future

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Voice Africa's Future is using mobile technology to facilitate youth participation in the development frameworks that will follow post the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) 2015 deadline. The project is working to hear from at least 150,000 ...

Evidence Synthesis - Evidence Review Team 1: (Supporting Children and Caregivers)
June 3, 2013

Evidence Synthesis - Evidence Review Team 1: (Supporting Children and ...

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"Research has demonstrated that it is important to intervene early with parents, enhance child-parent attachment and communication, and teach parents age-appropriate skills in raising children."

Evidence Synthesis Packet - Evidence Review Team 6: Science, Technology, and Innovation
May 31, 2013

Evidence Synthesis Packet - Evidence Review Team 6: Science, Technology, and ...

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"Implementers and policy-makers alike have recently explored the extent to which they can leverage science, technology, and innovation (STI) - with a focus on mHealth, health technologies, health literacy, and trans and social media - to improve ...

Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review - Case Study: Uganda
May 27, 2013

Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review - Case Study: Uganda

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This 47-page case study is part of a review of the Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme, which was conducted as a joint effort between the United Nations Childrens Fund's (UNICEF) Nutrition Section and the Academy for Educational ...

Libraries Powering Development: How Public Libraries Contribute Towards Reaching the Millennium Development Goal
April 30, 2013

Libraries Powering Development: How Public Libraries Contribute Towards ...

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Libraries around the world are helping to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to this 20-page report published by Beyond Access. According to the report, as the world works to achieve the United Nations' MDGS, access to ...

Think.Eat.Save: Reduce Your Foodprint
April 22, 2013

Think.Eat.Save: Reduce Your Foodprint

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This global campaign to change the culture of food waste seeks to challenge processes and actions which waste food at the national level and in major food preparation and handling sectors, including hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, and ...

Young Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods in Poor Urban Areas
April 9, 2013

Young Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods in Poor Urban Areas

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This analysis of empowerment of women in economically poor urban areas of India, South Africa, and Ghana is based upon the ActionAid Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) which "conceptualises empowerment as follows: Empowerment includes giving ...

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study
April 2, 2013

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study

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Amouzou, A., Habi, O., Bensaid, K., & Niger Countdown Case Study Working, G. (2012). Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study. Lancet, 380(9848), 1169-1178. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(12)61376-2

Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA)
March 7, 2013

Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA)

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ELLA is a knowledge sharing and learning platform synthesising knowledge of Latin American countries' experience on more than 20 policy and practice issues in economic development, environmental management, and governance. Using an online ...

February 15, 2013

Iron and zinc deficiencies in China: what is a feasible and cost-effective ...

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Ma, G., Y. Jin, et al. (2008). "Iron and zinc deficiencies in China: what is a feasible and cost-effective strategy?" Public Health Nutrition 11(6): 632-638.

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