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Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll

This article from the journal Caribbean Quarterly (Special Issue on Communication in Action) reviews a condom distribution project in Jamaica through the Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) lens. This framework is used to understand the process of creating the "Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll" campaign, one of Jamaica's National...

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Evaluations

Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll

This article from the journal Caribbean Quarterly (Special Issue on Communication in Action) reviews a condom distribution project in Jamaica through the Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) lens. This framework is used to understand the process of creating the "Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll" campaign, one of Jamaica's National...

COMBI Showing Results - Ebola

This publication summarises results of Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact (COMBI)'s applications in various circumstances, according to the expected behavioural results specified from the outset of each intervention. According to this document, having clear behavioural outcomes as programme goals is an essential prerequisite for measuring...

Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations

"Impact Evaluation (IE) aims to demonstrate that development programmes lead to development results, that the intervention as cause has an effect."

"...while mHealth applications proliferate, technology has not been greatly deployed in the training of community health workers, whose work is essential to reaching Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5, and 6 as well as to reducing the associated burdens of child and maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS."

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Film and Video

Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll

This article from the journal Caribbean Quarterly (Special Issue on Communication in Action) reviews a condom distribution project in Jamaica through the Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) lens. This framework is used to understand the process of creating the "Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll" campaign, one of Jamaica's National...

"Public libraries in developing countries are using information technology to provide innovative services..."

"...while mHealth applications proliferate, technology has not been greatly deployed in the training of community health workers, whose work is essential to reaching Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5, and 6 as well as to reducing the associated burdens of child and maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS."

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Digital

"Public libraries in developing countries are using information technology to provide innovative services..."

The overall goal of this research is to connect the documented experiences of teachers with other research about video games and learning, as well as to provide media­-rich illustrations about classroom practice in the United States (US). Combining a national survey with case studies, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and BrainPop gauged teachers...

"A vigorous national [United States] dialogue is taking place over the right balance between media consumption, the potential negative impact that inappropriate digital content can have on vulnerable children, and the worry that children are increasingly leading physically inactive lives. These legitimate concerns must be juxtaposed with...

The Investment Visualizer is an interactive, web-based water management investment tool that is designed to allow policymakers to assess the potential impacts of different small-scale irrigation options on the number of people reached, yield improvements, and income earned by smallholder farmers. The potential for different irrigation options...

Bullying and Peer Harassment

This qualitative analysis examined the built environment of an elementary school in Wisconsin, United States, and its problem with bullying and peer harassment. The article is from the journal Children, Youth and Environments.

Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations

"Impact Evaluation (IE) aims to demonstrate that development programmes lead to development results, that the intervention as cause has an effect."

This paper explains, through the example of polio eradication activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the use of Google Earth™ (GE) as a planning tool and shares the methods used to generate public health maps for advocacy and training, as well as to help understand the relationship between the entities involved in the polio...

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Africa

"Public libraries in developing countries are using information technology to provide innovative services..."

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Published by ActionAid in 2009 as part of the Transforming Education for Girls in Nigeria and Tanzania (TEGINT) project, this basket of tools is designed to help facilitators work with girls, their families, and community members to develop strategies and actions to make girls' education a reality. According to the ActionAid, the community has...

The Investment Visualizer is an interactive, web-based water management investment tool that is designed to allow policymakers to assess the potential impacts of different small-scale irrigation options on the number of people reached, yield improvements, and income earned by smallholder farmers. The potential for different irrigation options...

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This 40-page briefing document was produced to increase the understanding of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa through epidemiological evidence, health economic analyses, and examples of best practice for diabetes care and prevention. It was produced as part of the Changing Diabetes Barometer, supported by Novo Nordisk, an initiative designed to...

In this issue of The Soul Beat:

  • Outcome Mapping and evaluating C4D initiatives...
  • Project Evaluations on the Soul Beat Africa website...
  • Tools and guides on the Most Significant Change Technique and for measuring success in health projects...

 

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Published by the Communication for Governance & Accountability Program (CommGAP), this facilitator's guide is designed to help reform leaders, change agents, development practitioners, and training professionals who need to use communication to promote change through governance reform. The guide focuses on governance reform and how...

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This 54-page report shares findings of a study conducted in October 2010 by Counterpart International to better understand the situation of civil society in Chad, including the strengths, weaknesses, and future potential of the sector as a key element in Chad’s emerging democratic environment.

In this issue of The Soul Beat:

"...while mHealth applications proliferate, technology has not been greatly deployed in the training of community health workers, whose work is essential to reaching Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5, and 6 as well as to reducing the associated burdens of child and maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS."

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South Asia

COMBI Showing Results - Ebola

This publication summarises results of Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact (COMBI)'s applications in various circumstances, according to the expected behavioural results specified from the outset of each intervention. According to this document, having clear behavioural outcomes as programme goals is an essential prerequisite for measuring...

Dr. Everold Hosein

Dr. Everold Hosein, senior World Health Organization (WHO) consultant and founder of the Communications for Behavioural Impact (COMBI), was at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Global Forum for Sanitation and Hygiene held in Mumbai, India, between October 10-14 2011 to talk about communications for behavioural change...

The Investment Visualizer is an interactive, web-based water management investment tool that is designed to allow policymakers to assess the potential impacts of different small-scale irrigation options on the number of people reached, yield improvements, and income earned by smallholder farmers. The potential for different irrigation options...

Early Childhood Development Guide for Policy Dialogue

The World Bank created this early childhood development (ECD) guide in response to growing demand from project managers for advice and support to facilitate the policy dialogue on the topic of ECD and to help organisations make and implement relevant choices on how to best invest in ECD in the context of their country’s economy and national...

"Can women's participation in associations and civil society initiatives reduce gender inequality?"

This study assesses the extent to which social mobilisation and political empowerment initiatives led by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have influenced gender dynamics in Kenya and Bangladesh. It focuses on the role of...

"Significant municipal initiatives in the trial period included some improvement in outreach services by community health volunteers, birth registration and pulse polio campaigns, and infectious disease surveillance."

Improving maternal and newborn health in low-income settings requires both health service and community action...

This report explores the prevalence and nature of violence against children as well as its potential lifelong effects. Using the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) data from six countries - Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico, and Rwanda - the report expands understanding of these issues by examining data from low- and...

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Eastern Europe/Central Asia

Improving Organizational Performance

"When searching for ways to improve an organization as a leader, or to assist an organization as a consultant, it is important to find methods and mechanisms that take into account culture and context."

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Radio

C4D in Cambodia

According to this article from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Cambodia: "Between 2005 and 2010 Antenatal Care (ANC) and delivery by skilled birth attendants has increased significantly," demonstrating families' health seeking behaviours and a national focus on curtailing the nation's maternal mortality.

Early Childhood Development Guide for Policy Dialogue

The World Bank created this early childhood development (ECD) guide in response to growing demand from project managers for advice and support to facilitate the policy dialogue on the topic of ECD and to help organisations make and implement relevant choices on how to best invest in ECD in the context of their country’s economy and national...

peace.jpg

This 54-page report shares findings of a study conducted in October 2010 by Counterpart International to better understand the situation of civil society in Chad, including the strengths, weaknesses, and future potential of the sector as a key element in Chad’s emerging democratic environment.

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Television

Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll

This article from the journal Caribbean Quarterly (Special Issue on Communication in Action) reviews a condom distribution project in Jamaica through the Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) lens. This framework is used to understand the process of creating the "Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll" campaign, one of Jamaica's National...

C4D in Cambodia

According to this article from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Cambodia: "Between 2005 and 2010 Antenatal Care (ANC) and delivery by skilled birth attendants has increased significantly," demonstrating families' health seeking behaviours and a national focus on curtailing the nation's maternal mortality.

"A vigorous national [United States] dialogue is taking place over the right balance between media consumption, the potential negative impact that inappropriate digital content can have on vulnerable children, and the worry that children are increasingly leading physically inactive lives. These legitimate concerns must be juxtaposed with...

Early Childhood Development Guide for Policy Dialogue

The World Bank created this early childhood development (ECD) guide in response to growing demand from project managers for advice and support to facilitate the policy dialogue on the topic of ECD and to help organisations make and implement relevant choices on how to best invest in ECD in the context of their country’s economy and national...

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Community Action

"Significant municipal initiatives in the trial period included some improvement in outreach services by community health volunteers, birth registration and pulse polio campaigns, and infectious disease surveillance."

Improving maternal and newborn health in low-income settings requires both health service and community action...

"...while mHealth applications proliferate, technology has not been greatly deployed in the training of community health workers, whose work is essential to reaching Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5, and 6 as well as to reducing the associated burdens of child and maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS."

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