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Against the Wall: Women, Politics, and Graffiti in Egypt

Against the Wall: Women, Politics, and Graffiti in Egypt
Author: Stephanie Perrin, July 3 2015 - History often forgets revolutionary women, but Arab Spring Egypt features their involvement front and centre, building on the nation’s long history of women’s activism. Despite their enormous contributions ...
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Are community-based arts approaches really all that different from other ...

Are community-based arts approaches really all that different   from other participatory community-based projects?
Author: Annalee Yassi, July 3 2015 - Community-based arts have been promoted in many sectors of society to integrate and celebrate imaginative thinking - to help people find new ways to see and be in the world - and to promote social change. But ...
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Lin Lat Kyair Sin (Bright Young Stars)

Lin Lat Kyair Sin (Bright Young Stars)
"The aim... of our media development work is to create platforms that can reach audiences across both rural and urban Burma, providing them with information on governance issues and creating spaces for diverse voices to be heard."
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Connections: Lifeline Communication for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan

Connections: Lifeline Communication for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
"Amid growing recognition that information is as crucial a factor in the humanitarian toolkit as food, water, medicine and shelter, Connections gives Syrian refugees practical advice and guidance on issues such as registering with the UN, ...
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Somali Youth Speaks: Formative Findings from Somalia's Regions

Somali Youth Speaks: Formative Findings from Somalia's Regions
"Formative research highlighted the shared concerns of Somalia’s youth and their aspirations for the future to inform the production of an interactive drama and radio phone-in."
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Senior Manager, Monitoring, Learning & Results - Girl Hub - Kigali, Rwanda

Senior Manager, Monitoring, Learning & Results - Girl Hub - Kigali, Rwanda
Girl Hub's mission is to empower the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty to reach their full potential. Girls are a proven force for change and the catalyst to end global poverty – it's called the Girl Effect. When you improve girls' ...
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What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? ...

What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? Case Studies from Nepal
"Through supporting the production of local discussion programmes in Nepal, BBC Media Action’s Global Governance Project aims to provide a platform for ordinary people to raise important local issues with government officials."
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After the Revolution: What Do Libyans and Tunisians Believe about their Media?

After the Revolution: What Do Libyans and Tunisians Believe about their Media?
"What do the people of Libya and Tunisia believe about their media after the Arab Spring? What opinions do audiences in the two countries share, what are the differences between them and what information sources do they trust? This briefing ...
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Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond ...

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies
"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."
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Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families

Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families
"The ability to make careful choices, plan, and save is essential for positive health, education, and overall life outcomes. As with so many other critical life skills, establishing a foundation for these abilities in the earliest years is ...
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Delivering digital stories in contexts with no grid power and Internet

Delivering digital stories in contexts with no grid power and Internet
Author: Ephraim Mhlanga, June 29 2015 - How do we deliver digital stories in contexts where there are power and connectivity issues?
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White supremacy, black liberation, and global development: The conversations ...

White supremacy, black liberation, and global development: The conversations we're not having
Author Jennifer Lentfer, June 28 2015 - Below all of the talk of "evidence-based approaches" and "taking it to scale," there is an undercurrent of disquiet.
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Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years

Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years
This report and its accompanying case studies on Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay examine "the 50-year period starting in the mid-1960s that witnessed a dramatic decline in fertility and ...
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African Storybook Project (ASP)

African Storybook Project (ASP)
"Our vision is for all African children to have enough stories in a language familiar to them to practise reading and learn to love reading."  South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE)  
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#authenticate Campaign

#authenticate Campaign
"We can no longer accept the use of cell lines that have not been authenticated as a normal part of the research process. Cell authentication is a key element towards improved research fidelity. We need everyone within the life sciences community ...
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3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design

3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design
Author: Elizabeth Drachman, June 23 2015 - The “Customer Centric Design for Ag Programs” breakout session at this year’s ICTforAg conference sounded like a simple one. We design programs to help farmers – of course they should be ...
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Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, ...

Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, Choice, and Quality: Results From Marie Stopes International
This research provides analysis of Marie Stopes International (MSI)’s social franchising programme against the 4 intended outputs of access, efficiency, quality, and equity. The programme uses a service delivery approach "in which small, ...
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Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons ...

Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons Learned From Marie Stopes International and Population Services International
This article describes social franchising in the health sector. It is a model that organises small, independent health care businesses into quality-assured networks and "has been shown to improve quality, client satisfaction, and access to ...
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How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections ...

How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections from the January 2014 Institute of Medicine Workshop
This report on key messages from a workshop on "Evaluation Design for Complex Global Health Initiatives", convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in January 2014, considers the following questions: "What information do we need to scale-up and ...
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Films for Syrian refugees: Do it Yourself, Do it Together

Films for Syrian refugees: Do it Yourself, Do it Together
Author: BBC Media Action blogger Maha Taki, June 22 2015 - An elderly man, one eye milky blue with age, peers into the camera. Immediately behind him lie neat rows of white tarpaulin shelters, walls flapping in the wind. "Each person builds his ...
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Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 2: The Researcher Toolkit

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 2: The Researcher Toolkit
This guide, Steps to Engaging Children in Research: The Researcher Toolkit and Methods in Context, complements the first volume of this pair: Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide [See related summaries below]. The ...
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Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide
"The Researcher Toolkit and Researcher Resource have been developed to support researchers to include young children in research; particularly children aged 5-8 years of age."
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The 15km road to accountability

The 15km road to accountability
Author: Fennovia Matakala, June 19 2015 - A sea of serious faces looked to the front of the local council chambers. Shuffling in anticipation, the crowd exchanged excited whispers. Looking like they were attending the start of a high-profile ...
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Transparency for Peace and Development - Transparencia para la Paz y el ...

Transparency for Peace and Development - Transparencia para la Paz y el Desarrollo
The project "Transparency for peace and development" was established in Cundinamarca, Santander and North Santander, Colombia, to create opportunities for dialogue between state institutions and civil society in order to enable an approach of ...
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Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign

Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign
"Healthy Start is WaterAid’s four-year (2015-2019) campaign focused on improving the health and nutrition of newborn babies and children." The campaign aims to bring forward the evidence of "access to clean water for hygiene" on lowering infant ...
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Chapter 3: National Planning for CHW Programs

Chapter 3: National Planning for CHW Programs
Author: Dr. Ranu S. Dhillon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, June 16 2015 - The CHW Reference Guide was produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States Agency for International ...
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Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering

Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering
Author: Lilian Kiefer, June 19 2015 - Discrimination and marginalisation have lasting effects in that they take away human dignity. Discrimination means to be treated in a negatively different way because of certain real or perceived ...
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Are we on the right track? Women's Evaluations vs Evaluation Practices

Are we on the right track? Women's Evaluations vs Evaluation Practices
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, June 15 2015 - When I asked women and men from six Chennai [India] slums: "What are the changes - positive and negative - you have seen in the last five years in the institutions of marriage, family, markets and state?" ...
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Cleaner, Healthier, Happier

Cleaner, Healthier, Happier
This Sesame Workshop initiative consists of a multi-media intervention to promote positive health behaviours in children ages three to seven years and their caregivers in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria - with a focus on some of the economically ...
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Halt Early Marriages for the African Child

Halt Early Marriages for the African Child
Author: Mamoletsane Khati, June 11 2015 - African children suffer from neglect, deprivation, poor nutrition, poor access to health services, violence and other harmful social and cultural practices that affect children’s wellbeing and expose ...
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Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia
"...the widespread penetration and use of phones in Somalia meant that it was appropriate for reaching hard-to-reach communities and represented a relevant mechanism to deliver health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information."
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Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families
"In this study, we look at media access among Hispanic-Latino families, children’s use of content that parents considered educational, parents’ perceptions of their child’ learning from educational media, parents' own use of technology for their ...
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Vaccination Reminder Band for Pakistani Infants

Vaccination Reminder Band for Pakistani Infants
"The idea is for every midwife to give an activated VIR [vaccine indicator reminder] band to every infant they attend to in the community, and the VIR band will indicate to the parents the 'Number of Weeks Unprotected' for their child."
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Digital Media Project for Children

Digital Media Project for Children
This blog-style website brings together research, observation, and commentary from the Digital Media Partnership (DMP) that focuses on early learning and digital media, especially e-books. "This project is concerned with understanding the social, ...
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Stepping Up Early Childhood Development

Stepping Up Early Childhood Development
This World Bank report is a guide for policy makers and practitioners about how to invest in young children. "It identifies 25 essential ECD [early childhood development] interventions that can be delivered through five integrated packages at ...
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Checkpoints for Choice: An Orientation and Resource Package

Checkpoints for Choice: An Orientation and Resource Package
"How can stakeholders ensure that family planning programs are designed, implemented, and monitored in a way that respects, protects, and fulfills human rights and puts clients’ needs and preferences at the forefront?"
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ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - Field Manual

ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - Field Manual
ProPAN is a tool to design, implement, and evaluate interventions and programmes to improve infant and young child diet and feeding, updated to ProPAN 2.0. It includes 1) this field manual with step-by-step guidelines on how to apply quantitative ...
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Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module

Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module
  "Programmes that promote handwashing are diverse and vary in scope. The content of this module is designed to be adapted to a variety of programmes." This handwashing promotion evaluation guide is designed to explain planning and ...
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Post 2015 Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit

Post 2015 Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit
This hygiene advocacy toolkit is an evidence-based resource that outlines why hygiene must be a priority in the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda and goals (SDGs). It was developed by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing ...
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Senior Technical Officer - Care and Treatment, Zimbabwe HIV Care and ...

Senior Technical Officer - Care and Treatment, Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment Program - Pact - Harare, Zimbabwe
Summary: Pact seeks a Senior Technical Officer – Care and Treatment for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded program that will increase access and quality of care and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS that are offered through ...
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Data for Decision Making in Fistula Treatment Services

Data for Decision Making in Fistula Treatment Services
This series of training modules from Fistula Care and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides clinical supervisors, service providers, and national-level stakeholders with skills to review and interpret data for ...
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