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Preventing Maternal Deaths in East and Southern Africa (PreMDESA)
March 14, 2017

Preventing Maternal Deaths in East and Southern Africa (PreMDESA)

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The Preventing Maternal Deaths in East and Southern Africa (PreMDESA) project has two objectives - to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, and reduce maternal mortality in the region. In particular, it seeks ...

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides
February 22, 2017

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and ...

Policy Communication Toolkit
February 10, 2017

Policy Communication Toolkit

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"Research often has profound implications for policy, but without effective communication between researchers and policy audiences, the significance of research findings may be lost. Through this toolkit, users can build skills to bridge this ...

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in Low-Resource Settings: A Document Review
January 20, 2017

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in ...

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"By maximizing the confluence of existing infrastructure and more positive attitudes toward FP [family planning] use, and by building upon the existing body of effective male involvement interventions, now is an opportune time to incorporate ...

Media and Communication
January 11, 2017

Media and Communication

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Editors-in-Chief: Epp Lauk Raul Reis

Catalog of Project Tools and Resources for Social and Behavior Change Communication
March 16, 2017

Catalog of Project Tools and Resources for Social and Behavior Change ...

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This catalog is a compendium of core social and behaviour change communication (SBCC)  products produced by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project, which is designed to strengthen developing country capacity to ...

Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education
March 7, 2017

Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education

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The World Bank’s Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education, based in the Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation Unit (DIME),was launched in May 2016 to scale up experimental research of entertainment-education and more generally ...

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for Implementers of Youth Programs
February 7, 2017

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for ...

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This toolkit is designed to provide implementers of youth programming with a variety of references, resources, and tools on how to use a positive youth development (PYD) approach for evaluating youth-focused programming. PYD is defined as an ...

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

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"In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the right people? Have aid trucks safely reached their intended location? How do ...

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
December 13, 2016

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and ...

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"Policies and programmes to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities are more effective when systems are in place to record, report, measure and monitor health data, analyse such evidence and apply it to design effective strategies." ...

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change
November 21, 2016

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change

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"...few studies look at the diverse and nuanced ways in which boys and men...impact and are impacted by climate change, including as heads of large corporate sector organizations that are the drivers of climate change, as energy consumers, as ...

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?
November 17, 2016

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?

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"This briefing, based on quantitative data from seven countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sierra Leone), outlines the links between watching and listening to governance programmes and political participation, as ...

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health
November 3, 2016

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health

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“Communication has been a consistent current running through many major health developments of recent years. And yet, despite the demonstrated promise of communication as a tool for improving public health, not enough has been done to date to ...

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit
October 4, 2016

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

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"A well-coordinated, timely and strategic communication strategy and implementation plan can manage people's expectations during an emergency and assist response efforts. Affected communities can be engaged and supported to make the required ...

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC
October 4, 2016

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC

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Organised by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this September 29 2016 webinar explored the importance of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) for emergencies and the ways SBCC activities, tools, and resources can ...

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, Results and Lessons
October 3, 2016

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, ...

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"...health-related social media interventions should be grounded in a theory of change, enhance meaningful participation of critical actors in the development process, and address the problem of inequities."

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe Motherhood and Prevention of Vertical Transmission: Antenatal Care - Treatment
September 28, 2016

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe ...

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This updated (2016) component of the resource What Works for Women & Girls (see Related Summaries, below) provides a public health perspective on what works for women in access and adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the context of ...

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research
September 27, 2016

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research

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"Digital data can support human rights documentation in depth, breadth, accuracy and efficiency." This guide is designed to help human rights researchers, journalists, students, and philanthropists navigate and integrate digital data and online ...

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV
September 26, 2016

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV

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"...when HIV/AIDS programs are linked with other initiatives {e.g. family planning, sexual health, ante- and post-natal care, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and services, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), ...

Memory Studies - A Brief Concept Paper
September 12, 2016

Memory Studies - A Brief Concept Paper

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"The concept of collective memory rests upon the assumption that every social group develops a memory of its past which allows it to preserve and pass along its self-image."

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV Prevention Globally: Translating Critical Dialog into Action through Action Media
September 2, 2016

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV ...

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"Communication to address public health concerns is typically developed through expert-led didactic approaches that, at best, engage audiences at the end of the development cycle through pretesting of communication concepts. Action Media provides ...

Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto
August 29, 2016

Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto

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"The CKB [Climate Knowledge Brokers] group believes that people who are trying to address climate change or adapt to its impacts deserve high quality information to support them in their decision making." The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto ...

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)
August 24, 2016

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)

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"Well-planned communication can help to promote community resilience and reduce vulnerability to a wide range of disasters and emergency situations." From the University of Adelaide, Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU), the ...

Pushing the Boundaries: Understanding Women's Participation and Empowerment
August 16, 2016

Pushing the Boundaries: Understanding Women's Participation and Empowerment

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"For women to be able to push the boundaries of power it is essential for them to have the opportunity to participate, to organise and discuss issues affecting their lives, to explore concepts of women's rights and to analyse how power operates ...

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for Their Future?
August 4, 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for ...

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"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in discussion on the future of Somalia and to contribute to an audience-responsive media sector." The BBC ...

Why Do People Do What They Do? A Social Norms Manual for Zimbabwe and Swaziland
August 4, 2016

Why Do People Do What They Do? A Social Norms Manual for Zimbabwe and Swaziland

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This training manual offers a detailed explanation of what social norms are and how they influence behaviour - with a particular emphasis on behaviour related to violence against children. The manual forms part of a series of products from The ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

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"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis
July 25, 2016

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis

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From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this web-based multimedia package explores social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in the context of a public health crisis. Presented in a gallery-style format, the multimedia ...

Passages Project - Transforming Social Norms for Sexual and Reproductive Health
July 25, 2016

Passages Project - Transforming Social Norms for Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Passages is a research-to-practice project that seeks to address the core challenges to improving sexual and reproductive health such as gender-based violence, child marriage, and unintended pregnancy by transforming social norms. Researchers on ...

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)
July 21, 2016

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

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This HealthCompass portal from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers access to social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) "How-to Guides" that are short guides providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform ...

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief
July 13, 2016

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through ...

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"Many of the core components of malnutrition and hunger - the multigenerational effects, behavioral manifestations, gender inequality - have proven to be insurmountable for traditional interventions."

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming
July 6, 2016

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for ...

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"The cross-section between education and peacebuilding programs remains a largely uncharted territory....The nexus between the two sectors requires both new knowledge and evidence about the ways in which education and peacebuilding can ...

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
July 6, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change

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"Participatory Theatre for Change is a creative approach used with and by communities and groups to collectively research and critically analyse their own situation, develop and perform artistic and cultural content that reflects their reality, ...

What Can Gender Indices Tell Us about Gender Norms that Affect Adolescent Girls?
July 6, 2016

What Can Gender Indices Tell Us about Gender Norms that Affect Adolescent Girls?

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"In the context of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda in particular, gender indices will become even more relevant as a tool to measure countries' progress toward meeting goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all ...

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects
June 29, 2016

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects

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To understand whether projects and programmes to change discriminatory gender norms affecting adolescent girls are having their intended effect – and to make the necessary changes if they are not - it is important to monitor change (or lack of ...

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing?
June 29, 2016

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How ...

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"Which types of data can tell us about changes in people's attitudes and practices when it comes to gender?" This research and practice note outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data, and administrative data from developing ...

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation
June 27, 2016

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change ...

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"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts fail to communicate: the human stories of ...

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 ...

Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development
June 8, 2016

Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development

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"The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development." This book from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) explores open network structures that ...

Public Access ICT across Cultures: Diversifying Participation in the Network Society
June 8, 2016

Public Access ICT across Cultures: Diversifying Participation in the Network ...

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"The reports in this book take a fresh look at shared public access to computers and the Internet and provide evidence that the benefits of shared public access go far beyond simply providing affordable access to the infrastructure. Public access ...

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an Imperilled Media Needs Better Support
June 2, 2016

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an ...

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"An independent media is one of the most effective assets we have in efforts to curb corruption and foster accountability. Yet it is deeply imperilled, particularly in fragile states and often poorly understood by the international development ...

Infomediaries and Accountability
May 20, 2016

Infomediaries and Accountability

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"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from transparent information - there is an emerging ...

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks
May 9, 2016

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and ...

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Given the World Health Organization (WHO)'s recommendation that women should receive correct and full information to enable an informed choice regarding their method of contraception, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) ...

Addressing Advanced Maternal Age and High Parity Pregnancies: A Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Implementation Kit
May 9, 2016

Addressing Advanced Maternal Age and High Parity Pregnancies: A Healthy ...

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Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) is an approach to family planning (FP) and maternal and child health (MCH) education, counseling, and services to help families have planned pregnancies at the healthiest times of their lives for the ...

Exploring the Role of Communication in Community Health
April 20, 2016

Exploring the Role of Communication in Community Health

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"To understand more about the role media and communication can play in Sierra Leone, and the ways it can support efforts to rebuild the health system, BBC Media Action carried out a programme of research in Sierra Leone in late 2015."

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects
March 31, 2016

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects

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"Those involved in media development owe it to the populations they seek to benefit to scrutinise and evaluate their own efforts carefully, ensuring that they continually challenge themselves to improve the work they do." This BBC Media Action ...

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit
March 31, 2016

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit

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"By integrating gender into your SBCC strategy, you can make health messages more effective, stimulate equity in gender roles, and improve health outcomes. Since the roles and power relations between men and women affect how an activity is ...

UNESCO's Open Access (OA) Curriculum
February 10, 2016

UNESCO's Open Access (OA) Curriculum

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Published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this Open Access (OA) Curriculum is intended for researchers and library schools, and is designed to introduce concepts around open access and provide ...

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