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Step Up, Link Up, Speak Up: Mentoring Toolkit
June 22, 2016

Step Up, Link Up, Speak Up: Mentoring Toolkit

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This toolkit was developed to support Link Up's mentoring programme, which is designed to build the confidence and leadership skills of young people to participate and advocate for their priorities in policy processes, especially around sexual ...

Promotion of Girls' Education (PROGE) - presented by Blessings Mtuwa Nkhata
June 16, 2016

Promotion of Girls' Education (PROGE) - presented by Blessings Mtuwa Nkhata

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I reviewed the presentation #5  on Girl Child Education in Malawi. Statement is clear and well organized. Ideas are potent and should yield results. My observations are: 1.     Ideally project should have included some ...

impactAFRICA Series of Webinars for Journalists
June 14, 2016

impactAFRICA Series of Webinars for Journalists

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This series of webinars forms part of an initiative by Code for Africa, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and the World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF). The webinars are intended for journalists who are interested in ...

The Soul Beat 262 - Media and Communication for Good Governance in Africa
June 13, 2016

The Soul Beat 262 - Media and Communication for Good Governance in Africa

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 262 - Media and Communication for Good Governance in Africa June 14 2016

Open Data Barometer (ODB) - 3rd Edition
June 10, 2016

Open Data Barometer (ODB) - 3rd Edition

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"When made freely available to everyone via the Web, without charge, in formats that are easy to share, combine and cross-reference, open data is more than a tool to hold governments accountable. It is also a driver of innovation that can improve ...

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 ...

A Gender-Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and Guidance for Practitioners
June 6, 2016

A Gender-Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and ...

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"Taking a gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) means that the particular needs, priorities, and realities of men and women are recognized and adequately addressed in the design and application of CSA so that both men and ...

Exploratory Study of the Role of Knowledge Brokers in Translating Knowledge to Action following Global Maternal and Newborn Health Technical Meetings
June 6, 2016

Exploratory Study of the Role of Knowledge Brokers in Translating Knowledge ...

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"An interactive meeting format alone does not ensure knowledge translation afterwards..."

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in Care Work in West Nile, Uganda
June 3, 2016

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in ...

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"This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development outcomes significantly - but it takes ...

Out in the Open: Education Sector Responses to Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression
June 3, 2016

Out in the Open: Education Sector Responses to Violence based on Sexual ...

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In some countries, 85% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students experience homophobic and transphobic violence in school, and 45% of transgender students drop out. Homophobic violence also targets 33% of students who are wrongly ...

Grassroots Girls Book Club
June 2, 2016

Grassroots Girls Book Club

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"We told our stories to show change is happening. It's amazing how a girl can transform her life with the right support. And it was fun seeing our lives illustrated by some incredible female artists! Read our graphic novellas, discuss with your ...

mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale
June 2, 2016

mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale

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The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles of mHealth programmes that have grown in scale over time.  This edition follows on from a series of five mHealth Compendiums which were produced by ...

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 ...

mHealth Compendium, Volume Five
June 1, 2016

mHealth Compendium, Volume Five

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This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementing partners ...

Transparency, Accountability and Technology
May 31, 2016

Transparency, Accountability and Technology

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This policy paper seeks to update current understanding of information communication technology (ICT) for transparency and accountability (T/A) and discusses whether or not ICT for developtment (ICT4D) is succeeding in bringing T/A to ...

mHealth Compendium, Volume Four
May 31, 2016

mHealth Compendium, Volume Four

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This fourth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 31 case studies which document a range of mHealth ...

Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management: A Field Guide
May 30, 2016

Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management: A Field Guide

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), this field guide provides an overview on how to assess rural people's communication needs and how to plan and implement communication for development (ComDev) activities in the context of ...

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners
May 27, 2016

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners

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"[T]he electorate and political actors have the right to freely discuss political issues and public policies and to express opinions. Voters and candidates rely heavily on access to the media to both impart and receive information. This requires ...

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..."

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens
May 26, 2016

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens

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"As women farmers are often invisible, it is the responsibility of researchers, practitioners, and extension officers to tailor communication methods to women's needs so that they also can benefit from climate information services and adapt their ...

Girl Effect - Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety Principles and Guidelines
May 25, 2016

Girl Effect - Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety ...

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Developed as part of the Girl Effect programme, this set of guidelines was produced to provide staff and partners with guidance on how all programme actions will protect girls who are using the digital tools that they create and/or promote. The ...

Global Public Health Communication in an Interconnected World: Enhancing Resilience to Health Crises
May 25, 2016

Global Public Health Communication in an Interconnected World: Enhancing ...

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"The right message at the right time from the right person can save lives. When we don't have these three things together, people die." This report brings together insights and perspectives from experts in communication, public health, and ...

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's Rights and Their Role in Society
May 23, 2016

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's ...

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"While the presence of the stars (Mona Zaki and Nancy Ajram), the fiction format and the captivating plot played a key role in attracting and entertaining the audience, conversations on social media, radio talk shows, public events and the ...

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 ...

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31
May 20, 2016

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31

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"Evidence suggests that when norms are at play, shifting knowledge or individual attitudes is often not enough to shift behaviour." Noting that "[a]ctivists, program planners, and donors have tended to refer loosely to the need to address ...

Media, Discussion, and Attitudes in Fragile Contexts
May 19, 2016

Media, Discussion, and Attitudes in Fragile Contexts

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"...we are not yet in a position to claim that media can affect attitudes towards violence at scale. We are, however, in a position to highlight the importance of discussion as a predictor of conflict-related attitudes and the need to fully ...

The Role of Communications in a World in Crisis - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote
May 19, 2016

The Role of Communications in a World in Crisis - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote

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“What is needed is not incremental baby steps change to make the world safer, more just, and more sustainable; what is needed is fundamental structural and systemic change.” This Keynote Speech by Kumi Naidoo was presented at the First ...

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts
May 18, 2016

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts

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"The evidence base for this area is weak despite much enthusiasm over the potential impact social media could have." This rapid review identifies recent literature on the role of social media plays in conflict management in post-conflict and ...

Social Media and Governance
May 17, 2016

Social Media and Governance

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"What is the recent evidence on the impact of social media on governance of social, political, and economic bodies? How is social media regulated and governed in low-income and fragile contexts?" This report presents links to, and an annotated ...

Improving Access to Justice through Information and Communication Technologies
May 17, 2016

Improving Access to Justice through Information and Communication Technologies

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This rapid literature review collates information about the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) - radio, television, phones, computers, and the internet - in access to justice initiatives. Seeking to support disadvantaged ...

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and Civil Society
May 16, 2016

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and ...

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"Without the enabling political conditions for the media to operate freely, media development efforts can achieve only limited success." This report provides guidance on how to engage the public sector - governmental and political systems - in ...

Kuwa Mfano wa Kuigwa: A Gender-Transformative Campaign to Reduce Social Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence
May 11, 2016

Kuwa Mfano wa Kuigwa: A Gender-Transformative Campaign to Reduce Social ...

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"Exposure to campaign messages led to more men believing that forced sex is violence and that a man is never justified in beating his wife. The campaign also increased men’s willingness to help a woman being beaten by her partner." These were key ...

CoupleConnect: A Gender-Transformative Approach to HIV Prevention for Tanzanian Couples
May 11, 2016

CoupleConnect: A Gender-Transformative Approach to HIV Prevention for ...

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"Couple connectedness is defined as the quality of the emotional bond between partners that is both mutual and sustained over time. For couple connectedness to exist, it must be experienced by both partners in the relationship who are committed ...

SBCC Summit 2016 CommTalk: Free, On-Demand SBCC
May 10, 2016

SBCC Summit 2016 CommTalk: Free, On-Demand SBCC

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“500 million dumb phones sounds like a smart place to start”. This CommTalk took place at the First International SBCC (Social and Behaviour Change Communication) Summit in February 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The CommTalks at the Summit were ...

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 ...

Thinking Outside the Separate Space: A Decision-Making Tool for Designing Youth-Friendly Services
May 6, 2016

Thinking Outside the Separate Space: A Decision-Making Tool for Designing ...

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This tool, developed for the international sexual and reproductive health (SRH) community, seeks to advance services tailored to young people's needs by helping programme designers to select and adapt appropriate youth-friendly service (YFS) ...

Galvanizing Commitment: Creating a Supportive Environment for Family Planning Programs
May 6, 2016

Galvanizing Commitment: Creating a Supportive Environment for Family ...

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"Demonstrable commitment to family planning strengthens the enabling environment in which programs and policies are implemented...Advocacy plays a key role in moving toward establishing commitment as stakeholders link the problem and evidence ...

Community Health Workers: Bringing Family Planning Services to Where People Live and Work
May 6, 2016

Community Health Workers: Bringing Family Planning Services to Where People ...

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"When appropriately designed and implemented, community health worker (CHW) programs can increase use of contraception, particularly where unmet need is high, access is low, and geographic or social barriers to use of services exist." This brief ...

Pambazuko (The Dawn) Radio Drama
May 6, 2016

Pambazuko (The Dawn) Radio Drama

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Broadcasting from February 2016 to August 2017, Pambazuko (The Dawn) is a 156-episode radio drama designed to change health and human rights behaviours in eastern Congo. Produced by Population Media Center (PMC) in collaboration with local ...

Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit
April 28, 2016

Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit

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This toolkit from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was created "to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs)." As ...

Gender Mainstreaming in Mitigation and Technology Development and Transfer Interventions: Capacity-Building Package
April 28, 2016

Gender Mainstreaming in Mitigation and Technology Development and Transfer ...

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This Capacity-Building Package from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is written for "policymakers to guide them on how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change, and to provide them ...

Talking about LARCs with Young Clients
April 28, 2016

Talking about LARCs with Young Clients

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"Talk with a healthcare provider today about choosing the right contraceptive method for you." Developed by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), these social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) resources are designed to ...

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field
April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and ...

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"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving them in processes of reconstruction, and enabling all groups in civil society to have a voice in the ...

Nigeria: Social Media and Development - Uses and Impact?
April 25, 2016

Nigeria: Social Media and Development - Uses and Impact?

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We all know about the growth of digital in Nigeria. And within that growth there are trends of course - I was intrigued by this article related to business - Nigeria: 2016’s Biggest Social Media Trends for Business. But how effective have we all ...

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide
April 22, 2016

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide

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Published by Open Knowledge Repository of The World bank, this guide provides practical steps to assess how digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and to understand the impact that technology has had on the engagement processes. ...

April 20, 2016

Digital Initiatives

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There are now 40 presentations from the Addis Ababa conference summarised in a discrete space on The Communication Initiative platform. More are being added daily. From the summaries you can link to the full presentations and papers. And you can ...

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."

April 18, 2016

SBCC at the Crossroads (and Crosshairs): Where Next?

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At the Addis Summit Rajiv Rimal delivered a key-note address called: "SBCC at the Crossroads (and Crosshairs): Where Next?" There is a summary of this key note address at this link, along with a link to the full speech. Rajiv is quoted as saying, ...

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