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Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review of Reviews
July 21, 2016

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review ...

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"Much progress has been made in interventions to prevent HIV infection. However, development of evidence-informed prevention programmes that translate the efficacy of these strategies into population effect remain a challenge." This paper ...

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex Workers in Bangladesh Brothels: A Link Up Evaluation Study
July 18, 2016

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex ...

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"The joint provision of social support, health education, and clinical care within the brothels may be a formidable strategy for addressing the substantial HIV and SRHR needs of young women who sell sex in Bangladesh brothels."

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in Bangladesh: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in ...

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"The Link Up training package had a positive impact on providers' beliefs and attitudes, and on the quality of care provided to young people living with - or at increased risk of contracting - HIV, including young key populations."

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People Living with HIV in Uganda: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young ...

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This brief presents the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up project's peer support programme in Uganda, which worked with young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The evaluation ...

Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?
July 15, 2016

Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?

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"...impact is likely produced through engaging in the discussions...rather than exposure to the series alone..." In 2015, Oxfam Novib's impact measurement unit conducted a rigorous (randomised) evaluation of an edutainment pilot project aiming ...

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the Sexual Health of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Myanmar: A Link Up Evaluation
July 15, 2016

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the ...

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"Taken together, these findings suggest that the Link Up project was successful at integrating peer outreach and clinic-based components, and building capacity of clinics to provide MSM-friendly services."

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar
July 14, 2016

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar

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This joint report by International Media Support (IMS) and UNESCO is a study of Myanmar’s media landscape and includes recommendations for steps in the country’s media reform process. Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs), ...

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones
July 14, 2016

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones

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This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Spotlight on Health COMpass from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) explores the process and impact of developing an android-based phone app called Gyan Jyoti ("light of ...

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in Sri Lanka
July 14, 2016

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in ...

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This publication from the Secretariat for Media Reforms, Sri Lanka, is an assessment of the media environment using the Media Development Indicators (MDIs), an international framework developed by UNESCO. The consultative process to assess the ...

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Latina/o Americans
July 8, 2016

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive ...

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...showing the potential of transmedia edutainment as a sustainable platform for large-scale, longer-term audience engagement..."

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming
July 6, 2016

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for ...

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"The cross-section between education and peacebuilding programs remains a largely uncharted territory....The nexus between the two sectors requires both new knowledge and evidence about the ways in which education and peacebuilding can ...

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
July 6, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change

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"Participatory Theatre for Change is a creative approach used with and by communities and groups to collectively research and critically analyse their own situation, develop and perform artistic and cultural content that reflects their reality, ...

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 ...

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects
June 29, 2016

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects

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To understand whether projects and programmes to change discriminatory gender norms affecting adolescent girls are having their intended effect – and to make the necessary changes if they are not - it is important to monitor change (or lack of ...

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing?
June 29, 2016

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How ...

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"Which types of data can tell us about changes in people's attitudes and practices when it comes to gender?" This research and practice note outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data, and administrative data from developing ...

Core List of ICT Indicators
June 29, 2016

Core List of ICT Indicators

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"ICTs are cross-cutting enablers of development and are therefore critical to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)."

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation
June 27, 2016

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change ...

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"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts fail to communicate: the human stories of ...

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy
June 27, 2016

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy

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With its goal to protect the lives of children, Ouro Negro (Black Gold) in Mozambique is a national entertainment-education (EE) radio drama designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Radio Mozambique, PCI Media Impact, and the ...

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in Care Work in West Nile, Uganda
June 3, 2016

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in ...

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"This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development outcomes significantly - but it takes ...

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the Context of Polio Outbreak Response
May 31, 2016

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the ...

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"Overall, the SMS approach did reach a large number of people in a short time compared to conventional methods like interpersonal communication, which in this case would have increased security risks for the community mobilisers." This paper ...

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's Rights and Their Role in Society
May 23, 2016

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's ...

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"While the presence of the stars (Mona Zaki and Nancy Ajram), the fiction format and the captivating plot played a key role in attracting and entertaining the audience, conversations on social media, radio talk shows, public events and the ...

The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes
May 20, 2016

The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes

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"Despite a number of developments in policy and practice aimed at integrating gender equality and women's empowerment into humanitarian action, what remains missing is a strong evidence base that demonstrates just how gender equality programming ...

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration
May 16, 2016

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration

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"Understanding the decisions to leave is a key part of the success of communication campaigns to deter irregular migration. However there is very little evidence on the impact and effectiveness of these campaigns and anecdotal evidence suggests ...

Be a Man, Change the Rules: Findings and Lessons from Seven Years of CARE International Balkans' Young Men Initiative
May 12, 2016

Be a Man, Change the Rules: Findings and Lessons from Seven Years of CARE ...

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"Understanding the gender norms and notions of masculinity that contribute to violent behaviors - and engaging young men to critically reflect on and address these social constructs - can help foster more gender-equitable attitudes and reduce ...

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family Planning in Pakistan
May 10, 2016

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family ...

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"When they are directly and effectively engaged, Pakistani men are ready to participate and share responsibility in family planning." Results from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Family Advancement for Life ...

Quick Investigation of Quality: A User's Guide for Monitoring Quality of Care in Family Planning (2nd Edition)
May 6, 2016

Quick Investigation of Quality: A User's Guide for Monitoring Quality of ...

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This resource offers materials needed to design and implement a practical, low-cost methodology for monitoring quality of care (QoC) in clinic-based family planning (FP) programmes in developing countries. QoC in FP and reproductive health (RH) ...

Casas Maternas in the Rural Highlands of Guatemala: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of the Introduction and Utilization of Birthing Facilities by an Indigenous Population
April 29, 2016

Casas Maternas in the Rural Highlands of Guatemala: A Mixed-Methods Case ...

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"The Casa Materna model offers an example of how to engage communities to establish community-friendly spaces for high-quality facility deliveries while honoring the role of traditional birth attendants." This case study examines a ...

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs for Girls: Results from a Randomized Controlled Study in Rural Bangladesh
April 26, 2016

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs ...

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"BALIKA results show that programs that educate girls, build their skills for modern livelihoods and engage their communities can reduce the likelihood of child marriage by one-third and produce better health, educational and social outcomes for ...

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia
April 21, 2016

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in ...

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"Neighborhood-level interventions provide an opportunity to better understand the impact that neighborhoods have on health." This research was done in Medellín, Colombia, to access the effects of transit-oriented development and municipal ...

Basic or Enhanced Clinician Training to Improve Adherence to Malaria Treatment Guidelines: A Cluster-Randomised Trial in Two Areas of Cameroon
April 18, 2016

Basic or Enhanced Clinician Training to Improve Adherence to Malaria ...

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"We compared a conventional, knowledge-based and skills-oriented, didactic training approach (the basic-training intervention) with a mindset-oriented, interactive training approach (the enhanced-training intervention)." Interactive training ...

Evaluating the Impact of a Public Health Centre Intervention on Management of Malaria and Health Outcomes of Children in Uganda: Results from the PRIME & PROCESS Studies
April 18, 2016

Evaluating the Impact of a Public Health Centre Intervention on Management ...

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"The PRIME intervention had a small positive impact...on proximal outcomes, including health worker behaviour and appropriate treatment of malaria. However, these positive effects did not extend to the community level, where no differences were ...

Prescriber and Patient-Oriented Behavioural Interventions to Improve Use of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Tanzania: Facility-Based Cluster Randomised Trial
April 15, 2016

Prescriber and Patient-Oriented Behavioural Interventions to Improve Use of ...

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"In a geographical area where previously in some areas over 90% of patients who were prescribed an antimalarial did not have malaria, this study has demonstrated that a combination of prescriber and patient behavioural interventions can, by ...

Tea Cup Diaries: How a Radio Drama is Changing Attitudes in Myanmar
April 14, 2016

Tea Cup Diaries: How a Radio Drama is Changing Attitudes in Myanmar

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"BBC Media Action’s Tea Cup Diaries promotes understanding, openness and respect for people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in Myanmar.Listeners reported improved knowledge of other ethnic and religious groups, and had a better ...

How Did Local Radio Stations Support Their Communities During the Ebola Crisis?
April 13, 2016

How Did Local Radio Stations Support Their Communities During the Ebola Crisis?

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"During the 2014/5 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone BBC Media Action supported staff at 42 local or community-based radio stations to improve communication about the disease. Case studies indicate these stations were able to provide actionable ...

From Access to Inclusion: Educating Clients
April 13, 2016

From Access to Inclusion: Educating Clients

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"...using media and audiovisual campaigns is a powerful channel in reaching to un- and underbanked populations and providing low-income women with relevant financial education messages that will help them make full use of the financial products ...

Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Communication and Community Mobilization Activities in Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment Zones
April 7, 2016

Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Communication and Community Mobilization ...

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This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the behaviour change communication and community mobilisation activities carried out under the rubric of the fifth objective of the Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) programme ...

Strategic Engagement of Technical Surge Capacity for Intensified Polio Eradication Initiative in Nigeria, 2012-2015
April 5, 2016

Strategic Engagement of Technical Surge Capacity for Intensified Polio ...

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"Programmatic interventions were sustained in states in which security was compromised and the risk of polio was high, partly owing to the presence of the surge capacity personnel, who are engaged from the local community." Following the 65th ...

Demand Creation for Polio Vaccine in Persistently Poor-Performing Communities of Northern Nigeria: 2013-2014
April 4, 2016

Demand Creation for Polio Vaccine in Persistently Poor-Performing ...

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"...[D]emand creation interventions played a critical role in improving the quality of polio SIAs [supplementary immunisation activities] in communities noncompliant with uptake of polio vaccines and contributed to a reduction in polio ...

Tracking Vaccination Teams During Polio Campaigns in Northern Nigeria by Use of Geographic Information System Technology: 2013-2015
April 4, 2016

Tracking Vaccination Teams During Polio Campaigns in Northern Nigeria by Use ...

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"GIS technology, if used effectively alongside other interventions, could contribute immensely to the interruption of polio in Nigeria." This article demonstrates the application of geographic information system (GIS) technology to track polio ...

Youth Group Engagement in Noncompliant Communities During Supplemental Immunization Activities in Kaduna, Nigeria, in 2014
April 4, 2016

Youth Group Engagement in Noncompliant Communities During Supplemental ...

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"Systematic engagement of youth groups has a great future in polio interruption as we approach the endgame strategy for polio eradication." Noting that one of the major challenges being faced in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) ...

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects
March 31, 2016

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects

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"Those involved in media development owe it to the populations they seek to benefit to scrutinise and evaluate their own efforts carefully, ensuring that they continually challenge themselves to improve the work they do." This BBC Media Action ...

ACT Consortium Guidance: Qualitative Methods for International Health Intervention Research
March 29, 2016

ACT Consortium Guidance: Qualitative Methods for International Health ...

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Social scientists from the ACT Consortium released this compendium of guidance notes and templates to help international health researchers design, set up, run, analyse and monitor qualitative research in their studies. This is a compendium of ...

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies
March 14, 2016

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of ...

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The aim of this systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesise the findings of studies of the effects of risk communication interventions during 4 stages of the disaster cycle: mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response, and ...

Findings from the Use of a Narrative Story and Leaflet to Influence Shifts along the Behavior Change Continuum toward Postpartum Contraceptive Uptake in Sylhet District, Bangladesh
March 14, 2016

Findings from the Use of a Narrative Story and Leaflet to Influence Shifts ...

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"Social and behavior change strategies are key to providing postpartum women and their families with the information they desire, engaging communities in dialogue to shift social norms, and linking women to needed FP [family planning] services. ...

Exploring Citizen Journalism for Rural Indonesia
March 14, 2016

Exploring Citizen Journalism for Rural Indonesia

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"The West Kalimantan community has welcomed the news service, which provides highly relevant information on topics such as roads that are closed due to flooding, bridges that need repair, protests at local government offices, and community events."

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Ethiopia
March 10, 2016

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

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"Results indicate that the more ways mothers were exposed to feeding messages - through home visits, village gatherings, and radio spots - the more likely they were to sustain changes in feeding practices."

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Bangladesh
March 10, 2016

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

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"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."

Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia: Shaping/Redefining Communication for Development Actions Based on Lessons Learned from Global and Ethiopian Evidence
March 9, 2016

Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia: Shaping/Redefining Communication for ...

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"By focusing on increasing female teachers and supporting girls' completion of primary school (or more years of schooling) I believe we could play a catalytic role in changing the perception of valuing girls' education by all, and potentially ...

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