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HC3 in Action: SBCC in Public Health Emergencies
July 4, 2017

HC3 in Action: SBCC in Public Health Emergencies

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“Public health emergencies have no finish line. Even when the peak of a crisis has passed, the public health system must work to recover from the crisis and actively prepare for future crises.”

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan
June 21, 2017

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan

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"Since 2012, BBC Media Action has been funded by DFID to produce a range of programmes and deliver capacity-strengthening activities aiming to support improved reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) in South Sudan. This report ...

Behaviour Change Toolkit for International Development Practitioners
June 19, 2017

Behaviour Change Toolkit for International Development Practitioners

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“The vast majority of development interventions have one thing in common: their goals can be achieved only if the target groups start practicing new behaviours, such as washing hands with soap, using new agronomic practices or sending girls to ...

Action Research to Improve Youth and Adult Literacy: Empowering Learners in a Multilingual World
June 8, 2017

Action Research to Improve Youth and Adult Literacy: Empowering Learners in ...

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“The challenge for education today is to adapt and respond to the complex realities of a linguistically and culturally diverse world, and to combat social disintegration and discrimination. We can use action research to reflect on this, moving ...

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit
May 31, 2017

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit

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This toolkit offers an introduction to the Listening and Learning (L&L) methodology - a youth-led research methodology which is based on conversations to capture individual perspectives and experiences.  The toolkit identifies the key ...

Media Engagement and Capacity-Building to Increase Commitment to IYCF Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned from Alive & Thrive
May 17, 2017

Media Engagement and Capacity-Building to Increase Commitment to IYCF ...

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"From 2010-2014, Alive & Thrive worked in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam to reduce undernutrition and death caused by sub-optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices.... The initiative’s work includes a community component ...

Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on District Development in Ghana Using Interactive Voice  Response Surveys
May 10, 2017

Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on District Development in Ghana Using ...

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"In Ghana, as in most countries, there is no systematic or easy way to provide inputs on citizen satisfaction and preferences to decision-makers." This practice paper shares the results of a research project involving a crowdsourcing platform ...

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours
May 9, 2017

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours

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"What rigorous evidence is there on what types of programming interventions work to bring about changes in gender and social norms, and changes in wider attitudes and behaviours?" This annotated bibliography presents studies of programmes that ...

BBC Media Action Data Portal
April 19, 2017

BBC Media Action Data Portal

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This BBC Media Action Data Portal is designed as a resource centre for the organisation's reports and data from across Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the past five years. The portal features reports, visualisations, tools and data from BBC ...

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 ...

People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research Book
February 28, 2017

People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research Book

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"It explores how a person's race, class, gender, sexuality, health status or disability, a lack of formal training, or a different mode of expression, can all prevent their insights from being accepted as potentially valid. It introduces ...

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 ...

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About m-Nutrition, m-Agriculture and m-Development
February 1, 2017

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About ...

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"The purpose of this paper is to assist would-be implementers and evaluators to understand the landscape they are operating in, so they can design nutrition and agriculture interventions that stand the greatest chance of working, and evaluation ...

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

HC3 Research Primers
July 19, 2017

HC3 Research Primers

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This series of research briefs explains a variety of theories, models, and approaches and is designed to help professionals design, implement, and evaluate their social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes. Each Research Primer ...

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most Significant Change and PhotoVoice
July 13, 2017

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most ...

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This facilitation guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to conduct participatory evaluation sessions with communities using two qualitative methodologies, Most Significant Change and Photovoice.  The method was developed as part of ...

Support for Service Delivery Integration - Communication: Final Programme Report
July 4, 2017

Support for Service Delivery Integration - Communication: Final Programme Report

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“The development of the campaign focused on filling gaps identified through formative research in order to create a positive environment for men and women, health workers, religious and community leaders to actively discuss health problems, find ...

HealthCommWorks
June 21, 2017

HealthCommWorks

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This online platform offers health communication tools to help health communication professionals develop and disseminate effective messages. It was developed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - Guidance Note
May 31, 2017

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - ...

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“The act of conducting research, regardless of the topic, can have positive impacts on youth and their relationships in the community.” This note offers guidance on implementing a youth-led research project, which is described as "a powerful tool ...

Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
May 11, 2017

Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against ...

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Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children is a project seeking to eradicate violence against children and youth in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project objectives are to: (1) identify the worst ...

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 ...

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