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October 17, 2017

Windows into Early Learning and Development

From the Executive Summary: "The first five years of a child's life is a time of great promise and rapid change, when the developing brain is most open to the influence of relationships and...

October 10, 2017

Peace, Love, Tolerance: Key Messages from Islam and Christianity on Protecting Children from Violence and Harmful Practices

This book explores approaches to preventing all forms of violence against children from the perspectives of Islam and Christianity. These faiths place great value on children and the importance of...

October 5, 2017

Behavioral Insights for Development: Cases from Central America

This publication summarises five cases in which the World Bank, in collaboration with governments and partners, has applied behavioural insights to different areas of public policy in Central America...

September 18, 2017

IDELA: Fostering Common Solutions for Young Children

"In LMICs [low- and middle-income countries], there is limited guidance on the 'how to' of programs: how to get a return on investment and how to boost children's early development, especially for...

September 14, 2017

3 Read '23

In Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands, Northern California, United States (US), 66% of children are starting school unprepared, and many families are struggling to build their children's...

September 1, 2017

World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior

"Can providing a role model change a person's opinion of what is possible in life and what is 'right' for a society? Can marketing a social norm of safe driving reduce accident rates? Can providing...

August 3, 2017

Research into Gender Equality and Early Childhood Development in Eleven Countries in Asia

"These findings are of concern because they suggest that in the communities studied, the existing gender discrimination, the low social position of women and the gendered distribution of labour are...

July 25, 2017

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

This World Health Organization (WHO) document "identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and enforcement of laws...

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Nicaragua Child-Friendly and Healthy School (CFHS) Initiative: A Case Study

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Garren Lumpkin
Publication Date
December 1, 2009

From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), this case study examines the Child-Friendly and Healthy School (CFHS) Initiative, based on UNICEF and other partners' pledges to support Nicaragua in efforts to achieve Education For All (EFA), Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) commitments through collaboration with several national institutions.

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UNICEF website and Nicaragua page on the UNICEF website - both accessed on February 15 2011. Image credit: © UNICEF

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Citizens' Voice and Accountability: Understanding What Works and Doesn't Work in Donor Approaches

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Lessons and Recommendations Emerging from a Joint Donor Evaluation

Author: 
Alina Rocha Menocal
Bhavna Sharma
Publication Date
February 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

This Policy Brief summarises the synthesis report from a project that looked at what works and what does not work - and why/why not - in donor support to citizens' voice and accountability (C&V) inter

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ODI website, February 25 2010.

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Health Exchange - Summer 2009 - Time To Act On Social Determinants of Health

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Alison Dunn, ed.
Publication Date
July 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

Health Exchange

Source: 

Email from Alison Dunn to The Communication Initiative on July 7 2009, and the Health Exchange website.

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Bridging the Gaps: Improving Decentralized HIV Services in Panama

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August 1, 2009
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Integrating HIV/AIDS Services with Antenatal and Delivery Care: A Comparison between the PMTCT Programs in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

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Author: 
M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes
Publication Date
June 18, 2007
Affiliation: 

Frontiers in Reproductive Health Program, Population Council

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Democracy over the Airwaves

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Observatorios de Transgresión Feminista in Nicaragua

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Alejandra Bergemann
Lisa VeneKlasen
Publication Date
August 1, 2008
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Affiliation: 

Just Associates (JASS)

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Women’s UN Report Network (WUNRN) ListServe on August 20 2008; the International Museum of Women website; and email from Alejandra Bergemann to The Communication Initiative on September 30 2008.

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Preventing Gender-Based Violence & HIV: Lessons from the Field

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Mary Ellsberg
Myra Betron
Publication Date
October 28, 2010

This brief describes the strategies of two organisations that have tackled the challenge of combining HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention: Puntos de Encuentro in Nicaragua and Raising Voices in Uganda.

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"New in Gender - The Latest Resources from AIDSTAR-One", sent from AIDSTAR-One to The Communication Initiative on November 10 2010.

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Social Norms Marketing Aimed at Gender Based Violence: A Literature Review and Critical Assessment

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Elizabeth Levy Paluck
Laurie Ball
Chloe Poynton
Sarah Sieloff
Publication Date
May 1, 2010

This 57-page review, published by the International Rescue Committee, focuses on programmes that employ social norms marketing as a means of reducing gender-based violence (GBV) around the world, but particularly in conflict-affected areas. According to the authors, social norms marketing refers to traditional marketing techniques, including mass media and face-to-face campaigns, which are designed to alter individuals' social norms - perceptions about which attitudes and behaviours are typical or desirable in their community.

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Betsy Levy Paluck website on October 29 2010.

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Evaluation of Communication for Behavior Impact ("COMBI"): Efforts to Control Aedes aegypti Breeding Sites in Six Countries

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John Elder, Ph.D., MPH
Publication Date
October 1, 2005
Affiliation: 

San Diego State University

This report describes an evaluation carried out through a series of interviews, group meetings, and visits to various programme sites using the communication for behavioural impact planning methodolog

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Email from Asiya Ismail A. Odugleh-Kolev to The Communication Initiative on August 16 2010.

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Danida Fellowship: Role of Media in the Democratic Process

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Danida (Danish International Development Agency) and the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) invite senior reporters and editors of print or electronic media with an interest in political reporting and deb

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August 4, 2010

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