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May 26, 2016

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

"Substantial digital inequalities still exist....Among youth, being under-connected [to the internet] means that critical opportunities to develop creative projects, take advantage of educational...

May 26, 2016

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design

"A one-size-fits-all model of product development is all too often the norm in the children's media industry. The implications for equity here are of course, enormous." - Lori Takeuchi

May 5, 2016

Developing the talent of Somali journalists

Author: BBC Media Action's Abdillahi Jama, May 5 2016 - As a Somali journalist, I’ve seen a lot. As the 1991 civil war erupted in Mogadishu, bombs and bullets interrupted my journalism studies....

April 6, 2016

Focus on Disability: 'Zika babies' need support now

From Hannah Kuper: About 4,000 babies have now been born with microcephaly - abnormally small heads, often with underdeveloped brains  in Brazil alone. Evidence is mounting that this is because...

March 11, 2016

Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change Communication for Preventing and Reducing Stunting and Anemia

"Evidence suggests that using multiple SBCC approaches and channels to change behaviors is more effective than using one, that targeting multiple contacts has a greater effect than targeting only the...

March 10, 2016

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Bangladesh

"A greater proportion of women practiced the recommended behaviors when they had face to face contact with frontline workers plus mass media (TV spots) than did women who only saw the TV spots."

February 19, 2016

Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide

"Similar to sexual violence against adults, sexual violence against children and adolescents is surrounded by a culture of secrecy, stigma, and silence. Too often, it is viewed as a private matter,...

February 3, 2016

Using SBCC to Create Demand for Mosquito Nets in the Private Sector

"Malaria Consortium Uganda set out to create a ‘malaria control culture’ in Eastern Uganda, Tororo District, through a 3-year project." According to this presentation for the International SBCC...

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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.


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

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

Alina Rocha Menocal
Bhavna Sharma
Publication Date
February 1, 2009

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


ODI website, February 25 2010.

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

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Alison Dunn, ed.
Publication Date
July 1, 2009

Health Exchange


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

Bridging the Gaps: Improving Decentralized HIV Services in Panama

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Publication Date
August 1, 2009

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

Frontiers in Reproductive Health Program, Population Council

Democracy over the Airwaves

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Observatorios de Transgresión Feminista in Nicaragua

Alejandra Bergemann
Lisa VeneKlasen
Publication Date
August 1, 2008

Just Associates (JASS)


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.

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.


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

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.


Betsy Levy Paluck website on October 29 2010.

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

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


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

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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November 9, 2015

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September 7, 2015

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September 4, 2015

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