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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."

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 ...

Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, Nicaragua
February 8, 2016

Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, ...

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Participatory video (PV) is a methodology premised on particular attitudes and behaviours that value collective and consensual decision-making and equalised power relations, seeking local solutions to local problems through coming together, ...

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South
February 5, 2016

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South

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"There is a multiplicity of voices, methodologies and theoretical traditions in the interdisciplinary fields of research that investigate the role of ICTs 'in', 'for', and sometimes 'and' development. This volume includes many illustrations of ...

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India
February 2, 2016

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young ...

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In October 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project began a collaboration with Digital Green (DG) and the Voluntary Association for Rural Reconstruction and Appropriate Technology ...

How Radio and Distance Learning Built Skills and Knowledge for Cocoa Farmers
December 7, 2015

How Radio and Distance Learning Built Skills and Knowledge for Cocoa Farmers

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"BBC Media Action's 'Pathways to Learning' project in the Eastern region of Sierra Leone aimed to improve farmers’ skills and knowledge about cocoa farming. Evaluation work in 2015 shows how farmers and local experts feel the project has helped ...

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in Governance, Particularly in the Context of Ebola
December 4, 2015

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in ...

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"BBC Media Action's radio programmes Fo Rod and Tok Bot Salone aim to improve people’s understanding of governance issues while also creating platforms to hold leaders to account. Interviews with experts on governance and media in Sierra Leone, ...

Building the Assets to Thrive: Addressing the HIV-related Vulnerabilities of Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia
November 18, 2015

Building the Assets to Thrive: Addressing the HIV-related Vulnerabilities of ...

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"The HIV Prevention for Vulnerable Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia project demonstrates that well-designed programs — based on thorough formative research, planned from the outset to be replicable and scalable, and carefully monitored and adjusted — ...

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability
November 12, 2015

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability

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"Civil society organizations [CSOs] were specifically invited to submit reports focusing on their efforts to improve community participation and demand for immunization..."

Lessons Learned: Social Media Monitoring during Humanitarian Crises
October 27, 2015

Lessons Learned: Social Media Monitoring during Humanitarian Crises

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In support of the Nepal Earthquake Assessment Unit, this research is intended to add knowledge to the "Communication with Communities" (CwC) project by assessing the monitoring of social media following the April 25 2015 earthquake in Nepal. The ...

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings
October 19, 2015

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

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"This report... focuses mainly on mass communication programming - broadcasting that can reach millions of people when disaster strikes - informing them about what has happened, what to do, how to find missing loved ones and how to protect ...

A National Evaluation Framework: Preventing Violence against Women and Girls through Male Engagement
October 8, 2015

A National Evaluation Framework: Preventing Violence against Women and Girls ...

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This national evaluation framework (NEF) is created "to provide guidance for organizations seeking to clarify intended impacts and outcomes resulting from gender-based violence [GBV] prevention programming."

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and Rift Valley Provinces, Kenya
October 5, 2015

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and ...

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"Soap was available to children in a minority of schools, limiting the students' ability to wash their hands, regardless of their knowledge and desire to do so. At home, nearly half the school children reported that soap was unavailable to them ...

Assessing Participatory Development Communication as a Strategy for Agricultural Information Dissemination in Uganda
September 16, 2015

Assessing Participatory Development Communication as a Strategy for ...

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This study assessed Participatory Development Communication (PDC) effectiveness as a strategy for agricultural information dissemination (indicated in the dissertation as "AIDS", the acronym is used in this summary as well) in Uganda. It is based ...

Supporting Radio Algeria's transition to Public Service Broadcasting
September 6, 2015

Supporting Radio Algeria's transition to Public Service Broadcasting

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"[This] research present[s] findings from the first year of supporting Radio Algeria's transition to Public Service Broadcasting."

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies in Four Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia
September 4, 2015

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and ...

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"The purpose of this desk review is to identify promising SBCC practices related to malaria case management at both community and service provider levels in the four focus countries: Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal."

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and Child Healthcare Practices in Tanzania?
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and ...

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"A qualitative study in March 2015 showed that the PSAs produced by local radio stations with the support of BBC Media Action contributed to increasing knowledge on the importance of the recommended practices, to shift attitudes, especially ...

Dr. Priya Nanda - Group Director for Reproductive Health and Economic Development, ICRW Asia - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 20, 2015

Dr. Priya Nanda - Group Director for Reproductive Health and Economic ...

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"The [Apni Beti Apna Dhan Conditional Cash Transfer programme] was initiated...in 1994 to motivate families to value their daughters differently." Dr. Priya Nanda Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Building Bright Futures for Girls ...

Ato Haileleul Seyoum, Government of Ethiopia, and Dr. Annabel Erulkar, Population Council Ethiopia - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 13, 2015

Ato Haileleul Seyoum, Government of Ethiopia, and Dr. Annabel Erulkar, ...

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Reaching Millions, Not Hundreds: Experiences in Scaling Up Community Social Change"

Dr. Ben Cislaghi - Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning, Tostan - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Dr. Ben Cislaghi - Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and ...

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"One of the things we knew about the programme is that it had resulted in social change - one of these results was the abandonment of traditional harmful practices, but very little was known about the process..." Ben Cislaghi (from research by ...

Assessing Implementation Fidelity of a Community-based Infant and Young Child Feeding Intervention in Ethiopia Identifies Delivery Challenges That Limit Reach to Communities: A Mixed-method Process Evaluation Study
July 28, 2015

Assessing Implementation Fidelity of a Community-based Infant and Young ...

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"There is evidence of strong fidelity in training and delivery of program tools and messages at higher FLW [frontline worker] levels, but gaps in the reach of these to community volunteers and mothers and variability between regions could limit ...

Final Evaluation: Radio for Peacebuilding Africa
July 28, 2015

Final Evaluation: Radio for Peacebuilding Africa

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"The quantitative and qualitative review of the web-based component of the RFPA [Radio for Peacebuilding Africa project] clearly showed that the global audience of the RFPA website has increased significantly in the third phase of the project, ...

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth
July 24, 2015

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth

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"mCenas! engaged young people aged 15-24 with an SMS-based role model story, in which characters were shown overcoming common barriers to contraceptive use faced by youth."  

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