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Deepening Participation and Improving Aid Effectiveness through Media and ICTs: A Practical Manual Translating Lessons Learned into Daily Practice

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Patrick Kalas
Christoph Spurk
Publication Date
January 1, 2011
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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)(Kalas)

Strategieberatung für Medien (Spurk)

After more than ten years of support in the realm of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has looked back to review project reports, studies, and evaluations to distil lessons learned. This operational manual, conceptualised as a SDC working paper, summarises these findings and makes suggestions on how ICTs and media should be used, in combination, both in classical development programmes (health, rural development, and climate change), and for enhancing governance and accountability.

Deepening Participation and Improving Aid Effectiveness through Media and ICTs:
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Email from Patrick Kalas to The Communication Initiative on August 25 2011.

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e-Agriculture: A Global Community Facilitating Dialogue and Resources on the Use of ICTs for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development

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January 1, 2011
e-Agriculture

e-Agriculture is a global Community of Practice, where people from all over the world exchange information, ideas, and resources related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

With over 8,000 members from 160 countries and territories, the e-Agriculture Community is made up of individual stakeholders such as information and communication specialists, researchers, farmers, students, policy makers, business people, development practitioners, and others.

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English, French, Spanish

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e-Agriculture website, November 29 2011; and email from Michael Riggs to The Communication Initiative on February 20 2012.

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Apps For Development: Lessons From mPowering

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Melissa Ulbricht
Publication Date
May 31, 2011

Posted on MobileActive.org, this article reports on technology developed by the California, United States (US) non-profit organisation mPowering: customised mobile apps (computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks) to help reach people living on less than US$2 a day and connect them with funding opportunities and programmes in the developed world.

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MobileActive.org, November 28 2011.

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RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach (ROMA)

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The RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach (ROMA) draws on concepts of complexity, on outcome mapping tools developed by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and tools for policy engagement assembled and developed by RAPID, field tested through more than 40 workshops and training courses worldwide. The eight steps of the approach are outlined below and detailed within the source document.

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E-Agriculture: Smart Marketing

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Publication Date
April 1, 2009

This Spore newsletter article describes progress in the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the agriculture sector of developing countries, especially in the area of farmers' access to market information. According to the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), mobile phones, emai,l and the internet are strengthening the bargaining power of smallholder farmers, supporting their efforts to sell their produce for the best price.

 

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Spore CTA Newsletter, No. 140, April 2009.

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Food for Thought and Action: "Fighting Poverty: Utilizing Community Media in a Digital Age"

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This interactive publication (http://www.amarc.org/wccd/) provides a challenge to development policy makers on the importance of communication for development and ICTs for sustainable, democratic development. Concrete examples include the democratic transition in Nepal in 2006, experiences in Latin America, Kenya, and in francophone West Africa. Listen to the deliberations under (http://www.amarc.org/wccd/) and reactions and comments are most welcome!

 

 

 

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Community Mobilisation: The Community Action Cycle

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Logic Model

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A logic model is a map or simple illustration of what one does, why one does it, what one hopes to achieve, and how one will measure that achievement.

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Ashe Transformational Model

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Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) Scale

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Excerpts from "Horizons Operations Research Toolkit on HIV/AIDS" and "The Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) Scale":

 

"The Horizons Program and Instituto Promundo developed the Gender-Equitable Men (GEM) Scale to directly measure attitudes toward 'gender-equitable' norms. The scale is designed to provide information about the prevailing norms in a community as well as the effectiveness of any programme that hopes to influence them.

 

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