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October 23, 2017

Disability and HIV

"Persistent discrimination against and exclusion of people with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities, increases their vulnerability, including their risk of HIV infection."...

October 23, 2017

Learn to Discern (L2D)

Implemented from October 2015 through March 2016 in 14 oblasts of Ukraine by IREX through the Citizen Media Literacy Project (CMLP), Learn to Discern (L2D) was a demand-side response to the problem...

October 20, 2017

Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator's Guide for Public Health and HIV Programs

"...addressing norms and attitudes related to sexual orientation and gender identity are important components of gender integration..." With a focus on how gender and sexuality affect all people,...

October 20, 2017

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC

"When family planning SBC and service delivery partners align, programs are more effective and lead to better population and reproductive health outcomes." In 34 countries around the world and at...

October 19, 2017

Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes

"The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to the mainstreaming of gender, equity and human rights, and also works to develop evidence-based norms, standards and tools for scaling up equitable...

October 19, 2017

IREX's Guide to Organizational Performance Improvement

"Inclusive and genuinely participatory approaches ensure commitment from all stakeholders to the performance improvement process, build trust, and result in performance solutions that make sense for...

October 18, 2017

Going to Scale with ICTs for Agriculture

"...These technological applications are capable of reaching hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers and stakeholders in rural areas, acting as a catalyst for positive change and in achieving the...

October 18, 2017

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies

This brief summarises the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed at supporting health systems and service delivery for family planning around the world....

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Blogs

What does the new World Development Report say?

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Author: BBC Media Action's Will Taylor, posted February 2 2017 - Senior Governance Adviser Will Taylor reviews the World Development Report 2017.

There’s a lot to like in the World Development Report 2017: Governance and Law, published earlier this week. Brian Levy, author of Working with the Grain, and DFID’s Stefan Kossoff have already run through some of what it got right – and also identified areas for expansion.

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Prevention is better than cure

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Author: BBC Media Action's Betty Duku, posted February 1 2017 - How local and national radio is supporting work to prevent cholera in South Sudan.

“I didn’t know it was cholera until a health professional at my local clinic told me” said Mary Jabe, a mother of three. “When he instructed me to take my children to hospital in Juba for treatment, I started to cry, because their condition was critical, and I didn’t have any money to get there.”

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'How to' films help refugees eat more healthily

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Maurice Aaek on January 25 2017 - Refugees, nutritionists and film-makers created a series of short ‘how to’ films to help Syrians living in tough conditions in Lebanon pull together quick, simple, affordable and healthy meals for their families.

It is winter – and families of Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon are cooking in their tents – huddled around small, fitful fires to escape the cold and rain outside. Sometimes up to three families share a single stove – white and blue gas canisters or wood-fed fires on raised, iron containers – which double up as heaters in the frosty nights.

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FAO country programme demonstrates relevance in addressing development issues in the Kyrgyz Republic

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Author: James Ayodele - A recent report by the [Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)] Office of Evaluation says that the FAO’s programme in the Kyrgyz Republic has been comprehensive and has largely addressed relevant development goals and key development issues. Most of the initiatives have enjoyed a high degree of ownership by beneficiaries and are appreciated by government counterparts and donors, but a more comprehensive analysis of the rural context and a greater focus on value chains would bring greater results, the report adds.

Conducted in 2016, the evaluation assessed FAO’s contribution to the country through its Country Programming Framework 2015–2017, with thematic orientation of the earlier work for 2010-2015.

Stakeholders interviewed said FAO’s cooperation was valuable because it addressed priority issues and flexibly responded to emerging needs.

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FAO is well positioned to contribute to resilience agenda

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Author: FAO's James Ayodele - The renewed interest in resilience represents a historic opportunity for FAO, which is well positioned to contribute to the resilience agenda; nevertheless, the Organization has yet to make its presence fully felt and recognised in the “resilience space” especially at country level, says a recent evaluation report. FAO needs to strengthen and diversify its offer of high-quality resilience-enhancing services and create a stronger resilience-learning environment, the report adds.

Conducted by the Office of Evaluation in 2016, the evaluation reviewed the conceptual and planning framework for Strategic Objective 5 (SO5), which aims to “increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”, preliminary achievements of the corresponding Strategic Programme 5 (SP5) since implementation commenced in 2014, and FAO’s global positioning in resilience.

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Dispatch from the UN World Data Forum

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Sonia Whitehead, Head of Research Programmes, BBC Media Action, on January 19 2017 - 

Head of Research Programmes Sonia Whitehead shares her three top takeaways from the first-ever UN World Data Forum.

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Millennials vs Baby Boomers, Digital Gaps and Information

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., January 24 2017 - Are Millennials interested in politics? How do they report? What relationship do they have with the media? How will the Millennials adapt to their company? What kind of aspirations do they have? Do they want to change the world or just pass through? These and many more questions arose in the debate "Millennials vs. Baby boomers, digital divide and information", sponsored by the Fundación Telefónica.

The event starts from the premise that the Millennials, that is to say, those born after 1980 and until 1998, are the generation called to assume the leadership of the world and, therefore, the generation desired by the companies, for their possibilities of consumption. While the Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, after the Second World War increased birth rates, and, for decades, have maintained economic and social leadership, they give way to younger generations.

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Millennials vs Baby boomers, brechas digitales e información

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B.

¿Se interesan los Millennials por la política?, ¿Cómo se informan?, ¿Qué relación tienen con los medios de comunicación?, ¿cómo se adaptarán los Millennials a la empresa?, ¿Qué tipo de aspiraciones tienen?, ¿Quieren cambiar en mundo o sólo recorrerlo?, estas y muchas preguntas más surgieron en el debate “Millennials vs Baby boomers, brechas digitales e información”, realizado por la Fundación Telefónica.

El evento parte de la premisa de que los Millennials, es decir, aquellos nacidos después de 1980 y hasta 1998 son la generación llamada a asumir el liderazgo del mundo y por tanto la generación deseada por las empresas, por sus posibilidades de consumo. Mientras que los Baby boomers, nacidos entre 1946 y 1964, cuando tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial aumentaron las tasas de natalidad, y que durante décadas han mantenido el liderazgo económico y social, van dando paso a las generaciones más jóvenes.

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A tribute to Om Prakash Puri

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Devika Bahl on January 13 2017 - Veteran Indian actor, Om Puri, who passed away last week, fronted our HIV and AIDS drama series, Jasoos Vijay – helping make it one of India’s most watched TV shows of its time. Devika Bahl, creative director for the series shares fond memories of an exceptional man.

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Researching women in Afghanistan

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action [Insight] blog by Katy Williams, Research Editor, BBC Media Action, on January 6 2017 - International development organisations need to understand the viewpoints and experiences of women and girls if they are to improve opportunities for them. 

BBC Media Action’s research editor Katy Williams spoke to Ahmad Tamim Sharifzai, the organisation’s senior research officer in Afghanistan, about the challenges of conducting formative and evaluative research with women in the country.

Q What are some of the broader challenges you face when conducting research in Afghanistan?

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Featured Knowledge Shared

October 17, 2017

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"The first five years of a child's life is a time of great promise and rapid change, when...

October 17, 2017

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October 17, 2017

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October 17, 2017

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October 17, 2017

"Achieving gender equality is a long and slow process and those who step forward to challenge the status quo are often threatened and...

October 16, 2017

"Storytelling remains a crucial communications tool for researchers seeking uptake of their evidence into policy. It does, however, mean that...

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