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The CARIAA Research-into-Use Learning Guide
July 6, 2017

The CARIAA Research-into-Use Learning Guide

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"The expectation of actively promoting research uptake requires many researchers to move out of their comfort zones and incorporate new processes, approaches and communication mechanisms into and alongside their research." This learning guide, ...

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."

The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development: Sharing Lessons of Improving Development Processes with Evidence
March 28, 2017

The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development: Sharing Lessons of ...

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"Shifts in ideas about research for development have seen externally imposed models and theory-based policy prescriptions replaced by processes of participation and co-production, with a greater focus on local knowledge and engaging key ...

Refugees and Connectivity
February 13, 2017

Refugees and Connectivity

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"The current refugee crisis is the world's most pressing humanitarian challenge....This refugee crisis...is the first mass displacement of the digital age....These phenomena are creating a demand for mobile network operators to step into new ...

Research Uptake: A Guide for DFID-Funded Research Programmes
January 13, 2017

Research Uptake: A Guide for DFID-Funded Research Programmes

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"Research uptake strategies should encompass stakeholder engagement, capacity building, communication and monitoring and evaluation." This toolkit is a "beginner's guide" aiming to support research programmes funded by the United Kingdom (UK) ...

Open Data, Transparency and Accountability
January 12, 2017

Open Data, Transparency and Accountability

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"Despite a range of international open data initiatives and pressures, developing countries are lagging behind in the implementation of reforms at government level, in the overall availability of data, and in the use of open data for transparency ...

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

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"In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the right people? Have aid trucks safely reached their intended location? How do ...

Violent Extremism
November 30, 2016

Violent Extremism

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"The vast size of the literature on radicalisation, terrorism and violent extremism does not mean that these phenomena are well-understood." This reading pack from the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) is an effort to ...

The Pulse: A Guide to Health Communication
November 30, 2016

The Pulse: A Guide to Health Communication

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The Pulse is a free, online course for organisations and individuals interested in using media to inspire people to lead healthier lives, and is aimed particularly at those who are new to health communication. Through a series of activities and ...

Violence against Women and Girls: Professional Development Reading Pack No. 32
October 17, 2016

Violence against Women and Girls: Professional Development Reading Pack No. 32

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This Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) reading pack links to and briefly summaries 8 readings that illustrate core elements of the challenges in addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG), described here as a ...

Citizen Voice and Action
September 19, 2016

Citizen Voice and Action

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"No democratic government can afford not to listen to the voices of its citizens....However, governments - and institutions of various sizes and scales - find citizen engagement difficult and sometimes threatening. This is because participation ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Good Practices in the Media
July 28, 2016

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Good Practices in ...

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"With regard to gender-based violence, media portrayals can amplify women's voices, counteract myths, and stimulate dialogue and public action. When the media covers the stories of Syrian women, who have often been portrayed as passive victims ...

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 ...

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31
May 20, 2016

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31

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"Evidence suggests that when norms are at play, shifting knowledge or individual attitudes is often not enough to shift behaviour." Noting that "[a]ctivists, program planners, and donors have tended to refer loosely to the need to address ...

Research Communication for Policy Influence: Key Toolkits
February 9, 2016

Research Communication for Policy Influence: Key Toolkits

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"Research communication is at the heart of evidence based policy making, as it includes understanding the obstacles preventing the uptake of research by decision makers and reflects on the most appropriate strategies, tools and channels to reach ...

Violence, Gender and WASH: A Practitioner's Toolkit
June 23, 2014

Violence, Gender and WASH: A Practitioner's Toolkit

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This toolkit shares examples of promising good practices and tools designed to help to reduce vulnerabilities to violence associated with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programmes and services. The toolkit was developed in recognition of ...

Life Skills and Health Curriculum for the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP)
May 12, 2014

Life Skills and Health Curriculum for the Adolescent Girls Empowerment ...

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This curriculum was designed for weekly "safe space meetings" as part of the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), which is being piloted and implemented by the Population Council and partners in Zambia. It covers a variety of topics ...

COMDIS HSD Field Communications Toolkit
September 17, 2013

COMDIS HSD Field Communications Toolkit

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The Communicable Diseases Health Service Delivery (COMDIS HSD) Consortium conducts research primarily in low-income countries with the aim of improving the delivery of basic health services, particularly for communicable diseases. This toolkit ...

Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) Online
February 5, 2013

Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) Online

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DRUSSA works with 24 Sub-Saharan universities as they improve capacity to manage the uptake of research by key stakeholders. Working at individual, institutional, and systems levels, the goal is to improve participation in and impact on policy ...

Media and Telecoms Landscape Guides
February 15, 2012

Media and Telecoms Landscape Guides

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"Mobile phone use and internet access are expanding rapidly across the world. Voice and text messages and social networking sites offer new platforms for aid agencies to establish an effective dialogue with the communities they are trying to ...

Climate Change Adaptation Stories
December 16, 2011

Climate Change Adaptation Stories

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This booklet, published by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is a collection of first-hand accounts about how communities in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Senegal are adapting to climate change and formulating strategies to ...

Communication Is Aid
October 24, 2011

Communication Is Aid

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This animated video illustrates the importance of communication in an emergency, be it natural disaster or man-made. According to the infoasaid project, "Knowing what's happening, where to go for assistance and who to call for help is crucial to ...

A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Policy Influence
September 30, 2011

A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Policy Influence

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This Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Notes paper from the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme gives an overview of approaches to monitoring and evaluating (M&E) policy influence and is intended as a guide, ...

Topic Guide on Communications and Governance
January 5, 2011

Topic Guide on Communications and Governance

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This guide introduces recent literature on the role of communications in governance. It highlights critical debates on the relationship between communications, government accountability, and responsiveness, and state-society relations in ...

July 16, 2010

Facilitator's Guide for Training on HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination ...

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This guide, published by the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) and World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), is designed to build the capacity of community members to enable them to lead a campaign on stigma reduction in their ...

Youth Participation in Development: A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers
May 4, 2010

Youth Participation in Development: A Guide for Development Agencies and ...

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This guide aims to increase understanding of youth participation in development practice. It provides information on how to actually work with youth at a practical, operational level with respect to policy and programming. It does this through ...

November 6, 2009

Onelove Advocacy Leaflet

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Published for the Onelove Kwasila!

October 8, 2009

Enhancing the Livelihoods of the Rural Poor Through ICT: A Knowledge Map

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To address the problem of information and communication technology (ICT) access for the economically poor, the World Bank Information for Development Program (infoDev) commissioned a knowledge map to

March 26, 2009

Corruption in the Health Sector: Causes, Consequences, and Avenues for Action

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This workshop curriculum from U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre's training portfolio is an in-country course of 3 days desi

August 8, 2006

Innovative Forestry: A Synthesis of Small-Scale Forest Management Practice ...

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This guidebook is an output of a research project implemented by the International and Rural Development Department of the University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK), in collaboration with the UK Depa

August 3, 2006

Why calls in Africa cost: The need for VSATs

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This briefing is the second in a series of short briefing documents for journalists on different aspects of ICTs and the ‘information society’. It has been produced in partnership with the CATIA progr

June 26, 2006

Supporting Women's ICT-Based Enterprises

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This handbook provides practical guidance on how to advocate, initiate and improve information and communication technology (ICT) sector micro-enterprises for women in developing countries. It include

June 23, 2006

Dynamic Contextual Analysis

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This publication details an approach developed specifically to generate understandings about the importance of contextual influences on young people's sexual and reproductive health, and to explore th

June 20, 2006

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care among Especially Vulnerable Young People

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A collaboration between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the DFID-funded Safe Passages to Adulthood programme, this report focuses on the needs of especially vulnerable youth, including migrant

May 2, 2006

Eliminating World Poverty: for People and Planet

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Co-ordinated by the Development and Environment Group (DEG) of the British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND) network, a 5-page submission document and supporting report developed by a broad group n

January 16, 2006

Research and Policy in Development: Does Evidence Matter?

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This publication shares information and discussions that came out of a lunch-time meeting series organised by the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme of the Overseas Development Insti

January 12, 2006

Advocacy Impact Assessment Guidelines

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The United Kingdom Department for International Development's (DFID's) major advocacy activities most often focus on influencing agencies and governments to invest in infrastructure. However, accordin

January 12, 2006

Together to Market: A Series of Radio "Spots" to Promote Group Marketing by ...

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"Together to Market" is a CD-ROM of a series of short radio programmes of "spots" which aims to stimulate interest among small farmers in farming groups to market their produce more effectively. It wa

December 27, 2005

Bridging Research and Policy in International Development

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This special issue of the Journal of International Development presents the main papers and conclusions from the 2004 Development Studies Association conference on Bridging Research and Policy in Inte

September 23, 2005

Livelihoods Approaches to Information and Communication in Support of Rural ...

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This publication provides a review of the theoretical background literature on sustainable livelihoods, with an emphasis on the "potential of livelihoods approaches to improve the impact of informat

August 31, 2005

With the Support of Multitudes: Using Strategic Communication to Fight ...

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A Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) is a national action plan for reducing poverty, implemented by governments around the world through participatory processes involving civil society in discuss

August 8, 2005

Acceso a medicamentos en los países en desarrollo. ¿Cuáles son las ...

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Esta publicación del Departamento para el Desarrollo Internacional de Reino Unido (the UK’s Department for International Development -DFID-) sintetiza una serie de siete estudios desarrollados por enc

June 21, 2005

Rough Guide to a Better World (The)

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This guide discusses poverty, international development and the efforts of those who combat hunger, disease and illiteracy. This guide presents the issues, challenges, ways people around the world are

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