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Conducting Research with Adolescents from Low- and Middle- Income Countries
May 4, 2017

Conducting Research with Adolescents from Low- and Middle- Income Countries

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"90 per cent of adolescents live in low- and middle-income countries. Despite an increasing focus on their well-being, comprehensive data collection systems and research for effective interventions are lacking."

Intervening to Reduce Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from the Do Kadam Programme in Bihar for Programme Implementation and Evaluation
April 28, 2017

Intervening to Reduce Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from the Do ...

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India's Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) programme was an effort to address a perceived dearth of evidence on what works and what does not work to change notions of masculinity and femininity, reverse norms at community level ...

Pathways to Change: Media, Communication and Health - BBC Media Action
April 6, 2017

Pathways to Change: Media, Communication and Health - BBC Media Action

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This short film explains the "theory of change" that lies behind BBC Media Action’s health programmes: how they expect media and communication to lead to healthier practices by influencing factors that "drive" behaviour - things like knowledge, ...

Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore
March 23, 2017

Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore

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Context:Every day in Bangladesh, more than 320 newborn babies die, and women have a 1 in 110 chance of dying during childbirth. Lack of knowledge, social and cultural barriers, and inequitable access to services, particularly in lower ...

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours with Entertainment Education
March 7, 2017

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours ...

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“Results of an experimental evaluation of the MTV Shuga drama offer an encouraging message on the potential to use entertainment education as a development tool.”

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments

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"Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical for understanding the performance of aid, ensuring accountability to affected populations and donors, and allowing effective continuation of programmes amid insecurity. Nonetheless, insecurity can ...

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016
October 31, 2016

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016

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"The project has created a dynamic which will allow us to change the destiny of our communities." - Sofia, aged 24, MRMV youth group member, Niger

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern Nigeria
August 3, 2016

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern ...

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"The transition plan for the Polio Eradication Initiative in Nigeria must give a prominent role to community volunteers. They have and will continue to have a major influence on supporting routine immunization and maintaining trust of the primary ...

Theatre for a Change’s Tiphunzire Project - Midline Report
July 20, 2016

Theatre for a Change’s Tiphunzire Project - Midline Report

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“Tiphunzire has successfully designed and implemented an intervention that positively affected the lives of marginalized girls in rural Malawi.”

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones
July 14, 2016

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones

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This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Spotlight on Health COMpass from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) explores the process and impact of developing an android-based phone app called Gyan Jyoti ("light of ...

What Can Gender Indices Tell Us about Gender Norms that Affect Adolescent Girls?
July 6, 2016

What Can Gender Indices Tell Us about Gender Norms that Affect Adolescent Girls?

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"In the context of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda in particular, gender indices will become even more relevant as a tool to measure countries' progress toward meeting goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all ...

Doing Qualitative Field Research on Gender Norms with Adolescent Girls and Their Families
July 1, 2016

Doing Qualitative Field Research on Gender Norms with Adolescent Girls and ...

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"By listening to what girls, their families and community leaders say, researchers can explore how people perceive the norms that pattern lives, and how they are - or are not - changing. These insights can be invaluable in challenging received ...

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects
June 29, 2016

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects

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To understand whether projects and programmes to change discriminatory gender norms affecting adolescent girls are having their intended effect – and to make the necessary changes if they are not - it is important to monitor change (or lack of ...

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing?
June 29, 2016

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How ...

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"Which types of data can tell us about changes in people's attitudes and practices when it comes to gender?" This research and practice note outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data, and administrative data from developing ...

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration
May 16, 2016

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration

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"Understanding the decisions to leave is a key part of the success of communication campaigns to deter irregular migration. However there is very little evidence on the impact and effectiveness of these campaigns and anecdotal evidence suggests ...

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in Governance, Particularly in the Context of Ebola
December 4, 2015

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in ...

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"BBC Media Action's radio programmes Fo Rod and Tok Bot Salone aim to improve people’s understanding of governance issues while also creating platforms to hold leaders to account. Interviews with experts on governance and media in Sierra Leone, ...

Dr. Priya Nanda - Group Director for Reproductive Health and Economic Development, ICRW Asia - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 20, 2015

Dr. Priya Nanda - Group Director for Reproductive Health and Economic ...

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"The [Apni Beti Apna Dhan Conditional Cash Transfer programme] was initiated...in 1994 to motivate families to value their daughters differently." Dr. Priya Nanda Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Building Bright Futures for Girls ...

Ato Haileleul Seyoum, Government of Ethiopia, and Dr. Annabel Erulkar, Population Council Ethiopia - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 13, 2015

Ato Haileleul Seyoum, Government of Ethiopia, and Dr. Annabel Erulkar, ...

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Reaching Millions, Not Hundreds: Experiences in Scaling Up Community Social Change"

Dr. Ben Cislaghi - Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning, Tostan - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Dr. Ben Cislaghi - Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and ...

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"One of the things we knew about the programme is that it had resulted in social change - one of these results was the abandonment of traditional harmful practices, but very little was known about the process..." Ben Cislaghi (from research by ...

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project
March 2, 2015

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: ...

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This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the ...

Lesotho: External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Program
November 7, 2014

Lesotho: External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and ...

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This report discusses the Lesotho findings of an external evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme, an initiative implemented in 8 countries in Southern Africa from 2007 to 2011 to reduce HIV ...

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning
October 22, 2014

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning

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This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme
August 27, 2014

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour ...

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"...reviewers have called for more rigorous outcome evaluation designs in the manner conducted here."

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior Change Communication Program, as Implemented in Namibia
August 5, 2014

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior ...

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This report describes the findings from an external evaluation of the Namibia component of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior Change Communication Program. The programme, which has been implemented in 8 countries in Southern Africa ...

How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case Study from Nepal
June 10, 2014

How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case ...

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"...[T]he study found that listening to Sajha Sawal was significantly associated with an increase in political participation. How much a person was exposed to Sajha Sawal was also a factor: the greater the exposure, the greater the increase in ...

Women's Right to Be Heard: An Evaluation of Oxfam GB's "Raising Her Voice" Portfolio
March 3, 2014

Women's Right to Be Heard: An Evaluation of Oxfam GB's "Raising Her Voice" ...

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"RHV has ignited something in the women leaders - created motivation and inspiration that, for many, will continue after the formal interaction with the project and partners finishes. [They have] good relationships with the communities they ...

Improving Maternal Health Practices in Four Countries: Insights and Lessons Learned
October 16, 2013

Improving Maternal Health Practices in Four Countries: Insights and Lessons ...

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This working paper draws on research findings from BBC Media Action’s health projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, and South Sudan, funded by Department for International Development (DFID), in order to identify poor uptake of recommended ...

Media and Conflict: An Assessment of the Evidence
July 17, 2013

Media and Conflict: An Assessment of the Evidence

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This Evidence Briefing paper from the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) - a Department of International Development (DFID)-funded international research consortium based at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science - ...

What Works to Prevent Partner Violence? An Evidence Overview
May 22, 2013

What Works to Prevent Partner Violence? An Evidence Overview

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This document reviews the empirical evidence of what works in low- and middle-income countries to prevent violence against women (VAW) by their husbands and other male partners. Its purpose is to help inform the future direction of the United ...

January 17, 2013

Increasing vitamin A intake through promotion of orange sweet potatoes in ...

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Kurz, K., M. A. Oyunga, et al. (1998). "Increasing vitamin A intake through promotion of orange sweet potatoes in Western Kenya." FASEB Journal 12(4).

Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations
August 16, 2012

Broadening the Range of Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluations

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

Mediating Voices, Communicating Realities: Using Information Crowdsourcing Tools, Open Data Initiatives and Digital Media to Support and Protect the Vulnerable
March 16, 2012

Mediating Voices, Communicating Realities: Using Information Crowdsourcing ...

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This final project report analyses the Map Kibera project, a citizen mapping and citizen media information and communication technology (ICT) project in Nairobi, Kenya, implemented by Map Kibera and GroundTruth. The research is from the ...

Promoting Early Childhood Development through a Public Programme: Wawa Wasi in Peru
March 21, 2011

Promoting Early Childhood Development through a Public Programme: Wawa Wasi ...

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This paper presents the results of a Young Lives study into the impact and perceptions of the Programa Nacional Wawa Wasi, a Peruvian government programme for impoverished children aged 6-48 months. The paper presents and discusses information on ...

Impact Data - Makutano Junction
March 21, 2011

Impact Data - Makutano Junction

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Makutano Junction is a television drama series, broadcast in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

The Impact of the BBC World Service Trust's Afghan Woman's Hour: Results from a National Survey in Afghanistan
March 21, 2011

The Impact of the BBC World Service Trust's Afghan Woman's Hour: Results ...

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This 68-page report is an evaluation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service Trust (WST) radio project Afghan Woman's Hour (AWH), which seeks to empower women by broadcastin

Training Journalists to Report on HIV/AIDS: Final Evaluation of a Global Program
March 21, 2011

Training Journalists to Report on HIV/AIDS: Final Evaluation of a Global Program

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This 56-page report evaluates Local Voices, an initiative launched in 2002 by the United States (US)-based Internews Network to train journalists in developing countries how to improve and expand their coverage of HIV/AIDS. A sister organisation, ...

August 11, 2010

Breakthrough Endline Report

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This report shares evaluation data on a youth peer education programme called the Rights Advocates which was carried out from 2006-2007 in 3 universities in India. The initiative worked to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by people ...

Dr. Caroline Harper - Head of Programme, Social Development, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 7, 2015

Dr. Caroline Harper - Head of Programme, Social Development, Overseas ...

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"Action on early marriage has to be about women's empowerment more broadly." Caroline Harper  Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Prevention and Safeguarding: Protecting Those at Risk"

Dr. Anju Malhotra - Principal Advisor on Gender and Rights at UNICEF - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 7, 2015

Dr. Anju Malhotra - Principal Advisor on Gender and Rights at UNICEF - DFID ...

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"As some of you know, we did this systematic review [What Works to Prevent Child Marriage: A Review of the Evidence] a couple of years ago and from that we know that there are some effective solutions [to ending child marriage]." Anju ...

April 20, 2010

Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness (H2P) MAA00018 - Annual Report

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This 7-page report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) examines the financial and technical support the organisation has offered to its National Societies

January 28, 2010

Evaluation and Review of Hannu Daya in Jigawa State

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This 21-page evaluation, conducted for the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID)'s State and Local Government Programme (SLGP), assesses the impact, audience reach, and g

Mozambique: External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Program
November 10, 2014

Mozambique: External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and ...

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This report discusses the Mozambique findings of an external evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme, an initiative implemented in 8 countries in Southern Africa from 2007 to 2011 to reduce ...

August 5, 2009

The Importance of Interpersonal Discussion and Self-Efficacy in Knowledge, ...

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This paper employs structural equation modeling to test a series of hypotheses about the relationship between exposure to a television drama and shifts in knowedge, attitudes and practices (KAP). Analysing the use of the education entertainment ...

Impact Data - Straight Talk / Parent Talk Campaign - Impact on Parents
March 21, 2011

Impact Data - Straight Talk / Parent Talk Campaign - Impact on Parents

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Straight Talk is an adolescent sexuality and reproductive health (ASRH) programme, started in 1995 by the Kenya Association of Professional Counsellors as an information, education and communication programme that produces behaviour change ...

Straight Talk Campaign in Uganda: Parent Survey
March 21, 2011

Straight Talk Campaign in Uganda: Parent Survey

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"Discussions between parents and children about sexual issues can clarify expected behavior, enable parents to communicate their values, and provide a chance to educate and inform the child.

Straight Talk Campaign in Uganda: Evaluation of the School Environment Program
March 21, 2011

Straight Talk Campaign in Uganda: Evaluation of the School Environment Program

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Produced by the United-States-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Horizons and the Uganda-based Straight Talk Foundation (STF) research teams (with funding from the United States Agency for Inte

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