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BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, we work with civil society, local media and governments to:

Peace Education Evaluation: Learning from Experience and Exploring Prospects

Practice and research of peace education has grown in the recent years as shown by a steadily increasing number of publications, programs, events, and funding mechanisms. The oft-cited point of departure for the peace education community is the...

Linking Universities and Marginalised Communities: South African Case Studies of

South African universities are mandated to promote scholarship that is socially and economically responsive to local contexts. The contribution of universities to innovation is a key driver of economic and social development, but should be more...

Clear Skies tells the story of Marnie and her kids who live with family violence. With the support of her community, and by learning her legal options, Marnie is able to leave an abusive relationship. Clear Skies is Marnie's story.This graphic...

Public access venues – most often Internet café in cities and state-run rural telecenters – are places where people can use computers and the Internet. This volume offers the first systemic assessment of the impact of shared public access in the...

Developing National Systems of Innovation: University-Industry Interactions in t

Interactions between firms and universities are key building blocks of innovation systems. With a focus on developing countries, this book presents novel comparative research spanning three continents. The result is a more universal and dynamic...

Recently, with the number of students from higher education and K-12 settings committing suicide, it is apparent that homophobia and homophobic bullying are tremendous problems in our schools and universities. However, educators are unclear about...

Supercharge Your Social Impact: Using Social Marketing for Behavior Change

This free eBook will help your cause get started with social marketing to create behavior change for good.

Want to make sure your time and resources are making a real difference in the world? Social marketing is a proven approach to health...

Poverty and Progress: Realities and Myths About Global Poverty

Poverty and Progress: Realities and Myths about Global Poverty, renowned development economist Deepak Lal draws on 50 years of experience around the globe to describe developing-country realities and rectify misguided notions about economic...

An Activist Handbook for the Education Revolution

This book is intended for educators, parents and community activists interested in reclaiming our public schools and reclaiming the public narrative around education policy. The book infuses research about the recent history of education policy...

Presents twenty new case studies on ICTs, climate change and development in the topic areas of: disaster management, new routes to adaptation, agricultural adaptation, mitigation, monitoring and strategy


ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Themes and Strategic Actions

Analyses evidence and makes recommendations for policy and practice at the ICCD intersection including: scoping study, conceptual framework, analysis of eight ICCD thematic domains, policy guidance chapter, three strategy briefings, and outline...

Barefoot Guide 4: Exploring the Real Work of Social Change

This is a book about social change practices from many countries. It contains a variety of stories, analyses, and ideas, It also has many poems and illustrations to illuminate and enhance the text.

The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope

In The Mother and Child Project, Melinda Gates, Kay Warren, Tony Campolo, Christine Caine, and Senator William H. Frist, along with other inspirational leaders, cultural icons, political experts, academics, and service providers, provide a...

Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women's Lives, Human Rights

Confronting Global Gender Justice contains a unique, interdisciplinary collection of essays that address some of the most complex and demanding challenges facing theorists, activists, analysts, and educators engaged in the tasks of defining and...

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Poster Series

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) poster series

Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity (Caribbea

Musical Life in Guyana is the first in-depth study of Guyanese musical life. It is also a richly detailed description of the social, economic, and political conditions that have encouraged and sometimes discouraged musical and cultural creativity...

Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia

This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia. It analyses and documents the status of, and challenges for, development evaluation in this region. The collection covers three critical...

Tobacco Control And Tobacco Farming: Separating Myth from Reality

The bulk of the world’s tobacco is produced in low- and middle-income countries. In order to dissuade these countries from implementing policies aimed at curbing tobacco consumption (such as increased taxes, health warnings, advertising bans and...

International Development Ideas, Experience, and Prospects
  • Includes a Foreword by Amartya Sen
  • A key reference and resource for scholars, graduate students, practitioners, and policy-makers
  • Addresses questions of state, society, economy, security, sustainability, and the real-life...

From David Patient and Neil Orr – “We have written a little book called SECRETS (Juta, 2014) to cover all the issues discussed below in our blog on What (and why) we teach our children about sex? It is written in easy-to-understand language to...

ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction: Empirical Evidence from East and Southern Afr

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been proven to promote economic growth, but do we know that ICTs reduce poverty? This book provides new empirical evidence on access to and use of ICTs and their effect on poor households in...

E-Government For Good Governance In Developing Countries: Empirical Evidence fro

E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries provides practical supporting material on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), specifically, e-government implementation. In this book, Kettani and Moulin...

An Invited Threat

An Invited Threat - An Invited Threat is about a family’s realization that the food they eat and make available to their community is not good for them. It’s about making healthy decisions now, rather than waiting until it’s too late.

Lost Innocence

Lost Innocence - A fictional story (but based on documented real life experiences of survivors) of a brother and sister’s residential school experience in the 1930′s. It’s our longest book at 64 pages and has a truth and reconciliation theme.

The Game Plan

We all think we know what happens to our money – how much we make and where we spend it. And if we’re asked whether impulse buys and payday loans are a good idea, we all likely know that the answer is ‘no’. But making the right decision at the...

Media Sociology: A Reappraisal

Where is sociology in contemporary media studies? How do sociological questions and arguments shape media analysis? These are the questions addressed in this timely collection on media sociology.

Sociology was fundamental in defining the...

Inclusion or Exclusion of CEDAW's Concluding Observations on Health in Governmen

This booklet examines extent to which the Concluding Comments of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) are incorporated into national development plans of South Asian governments. It also examines...

Sweeter than Honey: Harnessing the Power of Entertainment

Sweeter than Honey explains and illustrates why entertainment is the most powerful source of social change and learning in the world today. Dr.

The Sage Handbook of Human Rights: Two Volume Set

Spanning two volumes, The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights brings together over 50 original chapters that examine human rights issues of both contemporary and future significance. Combining a diverse range of work in a number of fields from law,...

However Long the Night

Aimee Molloy tells the unlikely and inspiring story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose experience as an exchange student in Senegal led her to found Tostan and dedicate almost four decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa....

The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change

This valuable resource offers a wealth of practical and conceptual guidance to all those engaged in struggles for social justice around the world. It explains in accessible language and painstaking detail how to deploy and to...

Handbook of Participatory Video

The Handbook of Participatory Video describes the use of video as a research methodology, discussing it from the perspective of its "emancipatory nature and potential for social change. In twenty-eight chapters, contributors examine...

Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health: Sharing Dispari

A chorus of voices is celebrating the potential of social media and other new peer-to-peer connection technologies for teaching people about science and health in the 21st century. Rather than encouraging equity in what we all know and think...

Managed Care in a Public Setting


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The Communication Initiative Network and Partnership convenes the communication and media for development, social and behavioural change community to share knowledge, connect, debate relevant issues, and critically review each other's work in order to advance effective development action across and between all development priorities. Contact Warren

The business of bringing up a child is everybody's business

Author: Amina Kato, September 2 2015 - If radio programme Ya Take ne Arewa (What’s Happening Up North) was a person, she’d be a caring Kaka, ‘grandmother’ in Hausa.

She wants every pregnant mother and baby in Nigeria to be alive, safe and healthy. She wants families to communicate and support each other in the care of children - because she believes the business of bringing up a child is everybody’s business.

Once a week

Dr Anita guides the way

Author: Ankita Sukheja, September 6 2015 - There’s palpable excitement as government officials and health experts gather in a hospital hall in Uttar Pradesh to welcome a very special guest. There's chatter about a certain Daktrani ('lady doctor' in Hindi) and a new mobile phone health service.

Dr Anita

International Youth Day. Let’s be brave.

Author: Sok Phalyka, August 12 2015 - In celebration of International Youth Day, Sok Phalyka looks at how BBC Media Action’s new radio programme in Cambodia is helping improve young people’s job prospects.

Myanmar: seeing emergency information in a new light

Author: Becky Palmstrom, August 10 2015 - In the light of recent floods in Myanmar, also known as Burma, Becky Palmstrom reflects on how the country has strengthened its preparations and response to natural disasters since 2008’s Cyclone Nargis.

Back in 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck the Myanmar coast late one afternoon tearing across the low lying Ayeryarwaddy delta with winds of 215 kilometres an hour.

Hope: 100 days after the Nepal earthquake

Author: Bhuwan Timilsina, August 3 2015 - I was alone on the ground floor of the new house I was constructing when I felt the earth shake beneath me. Instinct took hold and I was out into the open in a flash. Only then did I realise that we’d been hit by an earthquake.

Terms of engagement in extreme times

Author: Jackie Christie, July 30 2015 - The BBC’s roving bureau 'Pop Up' did exactly that in Nairobi last week. Kenya was its first destination outside of the United States and timely too, arriving on the cusp of US President Obama’s visit to the country.

The Light House of Hill: To Flourish Properly, Needs People Participation and Asset Based Development

Author: Suman Chowdhury Mony, August 31 2015 - One of the very nice shiny morning of May 2015. The hills show their natural beauty. Suddenly clouds have come and surrounded the whole area. After ten minutes, clouds have gone and everything gets clearly visible. It seems that the hilly area flourishing itself newly. Very nice moments for the travelers, come from the plane lands. But it is the common phenomenon of this hilly area named Sajek, one of the nicest hilly area of Bangladesh, where the clouds are playing hide & seek game.

ICTs for Agricultural Development: Unlocking the Potential

Lilian Kiefer

Author: Lilian Kiefer, August 31 2015 - The advancement of digital technology and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) presents an untapped opportunity to propel Zambia towards sustainable development and poverty eradication.

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