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Masculinities, Conflict and Violence
June 20, 2017

Masculinities, Conflict and Violence

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“Nigeria is currently experiencing insurgency, urban violence, tensions over environmental degradation and conflict over land and water - and gender inequality drives and is exacerbated by all these conflicts.” Commissioned by Voices for Change ...

June 19, 2017

People in Need

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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 ...

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Practices
June 15, 2017

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, ...

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This technical brief describes the social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) approach used by the Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) project, a multisector nutrition project implemented ...

Rumour Has It: A Practice Guide to Working with Rumours
June 14, 2017

Rumour Has It: A Practice Guide to Working with Rumours

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This guide is designed for humanitarian organisations working in emergency response situations to enable them to integrate working with rumours into their response programmes. The guide aims to build organisations' knowledge and understanding of ...

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision "Salon"  Campaign
June 13, 2017

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision ...

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This report discusses the findings of an evaluation that sought to explore the reception impact of a medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign implemented in South Africa as part of the Brothers for Life programme. The “Salon” MMC campaign ...

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development
June 12, 2017

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development

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"In the current era of resurgent authoritarianism, independent media has become ever more important." This report looks at the trends identified by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of the National Endowment for ...

The Soul Beat 268 - Media (for) Development in Africa
June 12, 2017

The Soul Beat 268 - Media (for) Development in Africa

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 268 - Media (for) Development in Africa June 13 2017

Social and Behavior Change and Service Delivery
June 9, 2017

Social and Behavior Change and Service Delivery

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"The evidence is clear: Better health outcomes are possible when service delivery and social and behavior change interventions work hand in hand."

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 ...

The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression
June 7, 2017

The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression

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"People who exercise their right to freedom of expression through journalism must be allowed to practice their work without restrictions. This is the responsibility of the state, courts, media companies and journalist organizations, but also of ...

Fast-Track and Human Rights: Advancing Human Rights in Efforts to Accelerate the Response to HIV
June 6, 2017

Fast-Track and Human Rights: Advancing Human Rights in Efforts to Accelerate ...

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"Human rights barriers - including stigma, discrimination, violence and other abuses, negative social attitudes, and legal obstacles - contribute to the vulnerability to HIV..."

Model Course on Safety of Journalists
June 6, 2017

Model Course on Safety of Journalists

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"UNESCO believes that attacks against journalists intimidate everyone, and leave society in a condition of information-poverty. Governments, business, civil society and individuals all lose when the media cannot do its job of bringing reliable ...

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women's Empowerment
June 6, 2017

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women's Empowerment

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"I am convinced that the intrinsic value of literacy and education, extending far beyond  economic development, is to empower people. This means enabling women and men, through  education, to take control of their own health and ...

Khutbah and Sermon Guides on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders
June 6, 2017

Khutbah and Sermon Guides on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

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These Islamic and Christian khutbar or sermon guides were developed to empower religious leaders in Kenya with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on paediatric HIV transmission and prevention. The guides deal ...

Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace: A Policy Toolkit for Preventing Interpersonal, Collective and Extremist Violence
June 5, 2017

Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace: A Policy Toolkit for Preventing ...

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"The findings of this report emphasise the importance of violence prevention for sustainable development and the importance of sustainable development in the prevention of violence."

AcQual II Project
June 5, 2017

AcQual II Project

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The AcQual II Project is a three-year (2014-2018) family planning project which seeks to increase access and quality of family planning services in the Democratic Republic on Congo (DRC), specifically in Kinshasa and Kongo Central. The project is ...

A 'How to' Guide to Measuring Women's Empowerment
June 1, 2017

A 'How to' Guide to Measuring Women's Empowerment

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"Empowering women and supporting gender equality is the stated aim of many development projects. Often these projects are asked to monitor and evaluate the extent to which their work is contributing to achieving greater empowerment, but there is ...

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 ...

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs
May 30, 2017

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs

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"Becoming familiar with the dynamics of privilege and oppression between religious groups in the community or country where a program takes place allows peacebuilders to be sensitive toward participants and ensure everyone is included and ...

Harnessing the Potential of ICTs - Literacy and Numeracy Programmes using Radio, TV, Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computers
May 30, 2017

Harnessing the Potential of ICTs - Literacy and Numeracy Programmes using ...

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“It is my hope that this publication contributes to the advancement of innovative and effective ICT-oriented solutions for literacy teaching and learning. It should support the building of a more solid knowledge base for what works (and what ...

C4D Network Country Mapping Study - Key Findings 2016/2017
May 30, 2017

C4D Network Country Mapping Study - Key Findings 2016/2017

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“C4D [communication for development] is, as many people acknowledge in this study, a burgeoning field of development practice, and still in some quarters misunderstood and underrepresented. But it is also thriving, with an energy in-country that ...

Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and Learning Programmes
May 29, 2017

Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and ...

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"Family learning has the potential to develop and strengthen a culture of learning in families and communities. It often goes beyond teaching literacy and numeracy, equipping learners with the life skills and tools to engage positively with their ...

One World No Hunger Initiative
May 26, 2017

One World No Hunger Initiative

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The One World No Hunger initiative seeks to improve the secure and fair access to resources, land, and land use rights for women in four regions in Namibia, with the ultimate objective to increase food security. Launched by the Konrad Adenauer ...

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme
May 25, 2017

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme

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Launched in May 2017, Don’t Lose the Plot is a competition reality television series that is designed to encourage Kenyan, Tanzanian, and Ugandan youth to go into agribusiness. It brings a particular format of reality television – the 'makeover' ...

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive
May 24, 2017

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and ...

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"In many countries throughout the developing world, women’s associations can be influential advocacy and education organizations that represent the voices of mothers to government and legislative bodies, while also providing a key communications ...

Una Hakika Project
May 24, 2017

Una Hakika Project

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Una Hakika (which means “Are you sure?” in Swahili) is a mobile-phone-based information service that helps to address false rumours contributing to intercommunal conflict in Kenya. Una Hakika began in the Tana Delta, an area with a history of ...

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria  - A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions
May 23, 2017

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria - A Social Norms Approach to ...

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“Corruption tends to foster more corruption, perpetuating and entrenching social injustice in daily life. Such an environment weakens societal values of fairness, honesty, integrity and common citizenship, as the impunity of dishonest practices ...

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Study on the Fulfilment of the Right to Education of Children with Disabilities
May 22, 2017

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Study on the Fulfilment of the Right to ...

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“While worldwide 93 million children (5 per cent) aged 14 or younger live with a moderate or severe disability of some kind, in sub-Saharan Africa a higher percentage of children (6.4 per cent) have a disability. Meanwhile, as many as one third ...

Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming
May 22, 2017

Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming

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This Good Practice Guide was developed to offer programme managers and service providers concrete implementation guidance and support as they seek to address adolescents’ HIV needs more effectively. It is intended to shape a provider’s approach ...

Health Communication for Life (HC4L)
May 19, 2017

Health Communication for Life (HC4L)

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Health Communication for Life (HC4L) is a five-year project (September 2016 — September 2021) that seeks to support the Government of Malawi’s efforts to increase public demand for quality, sustainable, priority health services and products. The ...

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender People: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
May 18, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender People: ...

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"Addressing transphobia, stigma and discrimination is central to implementing evidence-informed and rights-based services for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care."

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 ...

FLEGT Media: A Reporting Guide on Illegal Logging
May 17, 2017

FLEGT Media: A Reporting Guide on Illegal Logging

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"This is not a story. It's not a beat. It's not an angle. This is a lifetime of reporting. The fate of the last great forests, and the people who depend on them, will be decided in the coming decades. Journalists like you will be key players in ...

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians
May 17, 2017

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for ...

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“Homophobia and other forms of stigma, violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people contribute significantly to their exclusion from society, limit their access to health and social services ...

Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights from Tearfund's Partner in Uganda
May 17, 2017

Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights ...

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"CCM is powerful because it enables people to cast a vision collectively, to imagine solutions rather than problems. In some communities, there’s a history of people seeing themselves as victims and as recipients of aid. CCM tells you that you ...

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) Project
May 16, 2017

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected ...

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The LINKAGES project (Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV) aims to accelerate the ability of partner governments, key population (KP)-led civil-society organisations, and private-sector providers to ...

Stand Up! Security Guide for Human Rights Defenders in Africa
May 15, 2017

Stand Up! Security Guide for Human Rights Defenders in Africa

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“Across the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, we have documented worrying patterns affecting the work of human rights defenders. These include increasing online surveillance, judicial harassment and spurious prosecutions, physical attacks and ...

MTV Shuga: Down South
May 15, 2017

MTV Shuga: Down South

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MTV Shuga is a multi-channel campaign focusing on positive sexual health messaging for young people, with a television drama series as its central feature. The fifth season of the MTV Shuga television series was launched in March 2017 and is set ...

Write Right, Tight - Navigating Common Mistakes in Ugandan Newsrooms
May 10, 2017

Write Right, Tight - Navigating Common Mistakes in Ugandan Newsrooms

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Write Right, Tight is a handbook for Ugandan journalists to support them to become reporters and writers who can produce compelling, accurate, and well-written stories. The handbook explores common reporting problems and offers insights into ...

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 ...

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
May 8, 2017

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income ...

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Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the YouthPower Learning project, this systematic review aims to document how Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches have been applied in low- and ...

Demand Generation: Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities: HC3 Case Study Series
May 8, 2017

Demand Generation: Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for ...

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This series of case studies looks how six organisations have used the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities to improve their social and behaviour change (SBCC) communication activities.  The I-Kit , ...

Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit 2.0
May 8, 2017

Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit 2.0

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"Community advocacy is crucial to bringing about change. Yet community activists often lack the knowledge and skills needed to raise their voices and communicate their needs in the local and national forums where decisions are made." From the ...

Organizational Guide to ICT4D: Leveraging Technology for International Development
May 5, 2017

Organizational Guide to ICT4D: Leveraging Technology for International ...

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"The world faces many challenges that require academic understanding, technological application, and program implementation to address. This guide is intended for internal change leaders and lays out an approach to using technology to improve ...

Guidance on Generating Content: Capturing and Creating Stories, Photos and Films
May 5, 2017

Guidance on Generating Content: Capturing and Creating Stories, Photos and Films

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Effective documentation and sharing of the experiences and lessons emerging from adaptation projects is critical in order to ensure that results are informing broader adaptation processes. To support this effort, this guidance document was ...

ICTs in Humanitarian Response: A Learning Review of a Three-year, Five-country Programme
May 4, 2017

ICTs in Humanitarian Response: A Learning Review of a Three-year, ...

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“…it is important to stress that ICTs are never a replacement for good-quality programming. Right from the design stage of any programme, the alignment to quality programmes and human processes must be emphasized to allow exploration of the ...

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide
May 2, 2017

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide

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This guide offers insights and guiding principles for peacebuilders and on-the-ground practitioners who are seeking to prevent or address violent extremism. Produced by Search for Common Ground, the guide draws on three decades of the ...

April 26, 2017

Media: Pay or not pay?

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There is an ongoing, murmuring issue in health communication - do you pay for media time or not? The issues are difficult and interesting. Where do you stand and why? In favour of paying is the argument that if you wish your media and ...

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