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Strategies to Increase the Demand for Childhood Vaccination in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
January 22, 2018

Strategies to Increase the Demand for Childhood Vaccination in Low- and ...

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A group of researchers carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate whether demand-side interventions - e.g., knowledge transfer or communication campaigns - increase uptake of routine childhood vaccination in low- and ...

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better   Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger
January 9, 2018

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for ...

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"In Niger, where the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project has worked to improve nutrition since 2015, MIYCN [maternal, infant, and young child nutrition] behaviors are influenced by cultural ...

Audience Research in Media Development
January 5, 2018

Audience Research in Media Development

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"Though audience research has also been part of the toolbox of media development organizations for some time, it was only when focus in international development shifted from producing outputs to effecting impact that research of media viewing, ...

Lessons Learned on IPV Introduction and the Switch from tOPV to bOPV in the Americas
January 2, 2018

Lessons Learned on IPV Introduction and the Switch from tOPV to bOPV in the ...

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"One measure we used to know whether the communication was working was to see the tone of the messages in the media, and we saw mostly positive or neutral messages, which was a good indication that things were going well." - Lauren Vulanovic, ...

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking Behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for Youth Friendly Service Programming
December 21, 2017

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking ...

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"Acknowledging the need for targeted health services for adolescents and youth, the Ethiopian Government has scaled-up and institutionalized youth friendly services (YFS) through intensive capacity building at all levels of the health ...

Civil Society Involvement in Family Planning: A Review of Global Programming and Evidence
December 19, 2017

Civil Society Involvement in Family Planning: A Review of Global Programming ...

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Civil society organisations (CSOs) are often involved in expanding services, raising awareness, generating demand, and advocating for an improved enabling environment to ensure women and men have full, free, and informed choice to determine ...

Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology
December 18, 2017

Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology

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"[T]eacher capacity building for mobile learning is likely to become increasingly essential as a growing number of educators and students, including those in poor countries, buy and use mobile phones." This report draws lessons from United ...

Cleaner, Happier, Healthier: Sesame Workshop's Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Intervention among Low-Income Groups in Bangladesh and India
December 15, 2017

Cleaner, Happier, Healthier: Sesame Workshop's Water, Sanitation, and ...

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This paper evaluates a pilot intervention of Sesame Workshop's "Cleaner, Healthier, Happier" multi-media health communication approach promoting water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours among vulnerable children ...

Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC I-Kit Pilot Qualitative Research & Case Study Report
December 7, 2017

Urban Adolescent SRH SBCC I-Kit Pilot Qualitative Research & Case Study Report

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In 2015, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project developed the Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to help guide the creation, or ...

Creating a Culture of Evidence Use: Using an Innovative Knowledge Translation Platform to Inform HIV/AIDS Programming for Women and Girls
December 4, 2017

Creating a Culture of Evidence Use: Using an Innovative Knowledge ...

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"Interviews with [36] key individuals and a review of 55 national policies and programming documents have found that What Works has had a substantial impact in promoting the use of evidence to effect positive change in HIV interventions for women ...

Impact Evaluation of the Marketing Innovation for Health Project in Bangladesh
November 20, 2017

Impact Evaluation of the Marketing Innovation for Health Project in Bangladesh

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Marketing Innovation for Health (MIH) is an integrated social marketing project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bangladesh that is designed to provide comprehensive health and family planning education, ...

An Evidence Map of Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement Interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
November 15, 2017

An Evidence Map of Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement ...

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This document provides an evidence map of existing research into a set of selected social, behavioural, and community engagement (SBCE) interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH). The product of a collaboration ...

SHIKHA Project: Final Report
November 15, 2017

SHIKHA Project: Final Report

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The final report for the SHIKHA Project, conducted in the Barisal and Khulna divisions of southern Bangladesh from October 2013 to September 2016, describes how the project used a proven behaviour change strategy to improve infant and young child ...

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the HERhealth Model for Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Knowledge and Access of Female Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh
November 8, 2017

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the HERhealth Model for Improving Sexual ...

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This evaluation of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)'s HERhealth model, conducted by the Evidence Project/Population Council, offers evidence and recommendations for effective programming to improve the health of women workers in garment ...

Using Behavior Change Approaches to Improve Complementary Feeding Practices
November 6, 2017

Using Behavior Change Approaches to Improve Complementary Feeding Practices

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This paper applies an implementation framework, based on a behaviour change model, to compare four detailed case studies of complementary feeding programmes carried out in Bangladesh, Malawi, Peru, and Zambia. The paper examines commonalities and ...

Efforts to Monitor Global Progress on Individual and Community Demand for Immunization: Development of Definitions and Indicators for the Global Vaccine Action Plan Strategic Objective 2
November 2, 2017

Efforts to Monitor Global Progress on Individual and Community Demand for ...

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"Demand for vaccines and vaccination is a complex concept that is not external to supply systems but rather encompasses the interaction between human behaviors and system structure and dynamics." The Second Strategic Objective (SO2) of the ...

Transfers, Behavior Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence: Postprogram Evidence from Rural Bangladesh
October 27, 2017

Transfers, Behavior Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence: ...

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Transfer programmes have been shown to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV), but little evidence exists on how activities linked to transfers affect IPV or what happens when programmes end. The researchers assessed post-programme impacts on IPV ...

Communication for Development and Social Change: Influencing Social Norms for an Inclusive Society in Montenegro
October 27, 2017

Communication for Development and Social Change: Influencing Social Norms ...

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"The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities call upon the governments to ensure that all children, irrespective of their abilities, enjoy their rights. However, children with ...

Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes
October 19, 2017

Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes

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"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 access to quality care and services within a ...

Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline Findings from an Implementation Research Study
October 16, 2017

Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline Findings ...

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"Women working in global supply chains, many of whom are young and undereducated migrants, have limited health knowledge and often lack access to critical health services and products. Myths and misconceptions, especially stigmas around ...

Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania
October 10, 2017

Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the ...

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“In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), mental health issues are poorly understood. They are often attributed to laziness, and in severe cases spiritual possession or bewitchment. There are very few services available to help people ...

Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)
September 22, 2017

Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)

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Launched in July 2017 by the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) is an entertainment-education film series in Timor-Leste that explores issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, gender ...

Strengthening Accountability Through Media in Afghanistan: Final Evaluation
August 30, 2017

Strengthening Accountability Through Media in Afghanistan: Final Evaluation

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"This project aimed to enable more accountable, peaceful and inclusive state-society relations in Afghanistan, by providing a platform for people to question their leaders and which built the profile and participation of women in public dialogue ...

Polio Outbreak Ukraine Report 2015-2016
August 24, 2017

Polio Outbreak Ukraine Report 2015-2016

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"This report...describes strong technical expertise, a creative and data-driven communications campaign, and vibrant teamwork in the face of uncommon political and logistical obstacles." - Giovanna Barberis, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine

Creating New Spaces: Women's Experiences of Political Participation in Communities
August 23, 2017

Creating New Spaces: Women's Experiences of Political Participation in ...

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"Research on women’s political participation at the community level was undertaken by Womankind in four very different countries - Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nepal and Afghanistan. The work in each context intends to increase women’s political ...

ReMiND Project: Midterm Evaluation Summary
August 22, 2017

ReMiND Project: Midterm Evaluation Summary

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Using mobile phone-based health technology (mHealth) in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, the Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths Project (ReMiND) aims to increase the adoption of key maternal newborn and child health practices by improving the ...

Role of Religion and Religious Leaders in Farmer-Pastoralist Conflict in Plateau State - An Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (IPNN) Qualitative Research Report
August 21, 2017

Role of Religion and Religious Leaders in Farmer-Pastoralist Conflict in ...

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“Due to the high degree of correlation between ethnic and religious identities, and because some ethnic groups traditionally have stronger control of resources, one’s religion is often linked to one’s access to and control over resources, ...

Measuring Social Impact in the Clean and Efficient Cooking Sector: A How-To Guide
August 4, 2017

Measuring Social Impact in the Clean and Efficient Cooking Sector: A How-To ...

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"Are entrepreneurs who distribute your clean and/or efficient cookstoves/fuels experiencing any benefits, like enhanced communications skills or expanded networks, as a result of their work with you? Are the users of your cookstoves/fuels using ...

Participatory Video and the Pacifica Mamas: A Pilot Project
August 2, 2017

Participatory Video and the Pacifica Mamas: A Pilot Project

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"Emerging literature highlights that in the Pacific, the use of participatory video (PV)...can be employed as a tool to empower communities to have agency over their media outputs, meaning that they have full control of the content creation, ...

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)
July 28, 2017

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)

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A key finding of this independent assessment of India's Social Mobilization Network (SMNet) is that the organisation was effective in reducing polio vaccine refusal rates, reaching underserved communities with health messages, and helping these ...

Women's Empowerment in South Africa - Evaluation of the Raising Her Voice Project
July 27, 2017

Women's Empowerment in South Africa - Evaluation of the Raising Her Voice ...

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This report shares the findings of an evaluation of the Oxfam Great Britain (OGB)-supported Raising Her Voice (RHV) project in South Africa (RHV-SA). The purpose of the evaluation was to rigorously assess the effectiveness of the project in terms ...

Global Kids Online Tools for Researchers
July 21, 2017

Global Kids Online Tools for Researchers

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"Rather than thinking about children as objects to be studied, we might think of children as co-researchers who are involved in all phases of a research project, from defining the issues to be investigated and designing the methods that will be ...

Using Social Media for Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the MENA Region: World Food Programme Case Study
July 19, 2017

Using Social Media for Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the MENA ...

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"This report presents an evaluation of the utility of social media for conducting research, monitoring and evaluation in the MENA region, using a case study approach."

Inclusive Rural Communication Services: Building Evidence, Informing Policy
July 18, 2017

Inclusive Rural Communication Services: Building Evidence, Informing Policy

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“Underpinned by Communication for Development principles, RCS [Rural Communication Services] are based on the assumption that rural communities contribute a dynamic knowledge base and life-long experience to development. Participation of rural ...

End of Project Report: The Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, 2011 - 2017
July 17, 2017

End of Project Report: The Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) ...

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“Measuring a program’s success should begin when the program is being designed.”

Effective Messages and Media for Employee Health Campaigns
July 13, 2017

Effective Messages and Media for Employee Health Campaigns

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"...provides empirical evidence that the selection of channels used in a health improvement campaign is an important factor in the success of the desired behavioural outcome."

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most Significant Change and PhotoVoice
July 13, 2017

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most ...

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This facilitation guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to conduct participatory evaluation sessions with communities using two qualitative methodologies, Most Significant Change and Photovoice. The method was developed as part of the ...

Paving the Way for a Healthy Life
July 7, 2017

Paving the Way for a Healthy Life

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"The power of the Wheel and its implementation strategy lies in that it was conceived as a process that actively involves the participation of 1,000 Day families and the community, individually and collectively, rather than serving as a passive ...

Governance in Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Women Smallholder Farmer Advocacy Campaign
July 3, 2017

Governance in Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Women Smallholder Farmer ...

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This is an evaluation of Oxfam GB (OGB)'s global advocacy campaign, GROW, as implemented in the Khatlon region of Tajikistan. The GROW campaign takes a multi-pronged approach to the multi-faceted issue of global food insecurity by focusing on a ...

Improving Data Quality in Mobile Community-Based Health Information Systems
June 27, 2017

Improving Data Quality in Mobile Community-Based Health Information Systems

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"Given the power of community-based data to inform decision making, it is essential that these data are of high quality....The true power of community-based health data can be realized when stakeholders across all levels of the system use this ...

How is a Radio Programme Helping Bangladeshi Youth Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence?
June 22, 2017

How is a Radio Programme Helping Bangladeshi Youth Cope with the Challenges ...

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"Qualitative research found that radio magazine show Dosh Unisher Mor (Crossroads at 10 to 19) [from BBC Media Action] provided adolescents with a much-needed source of information on topics deemed taboo, such as sexual and reproductive health ...

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision "Salon"  Campaign
June 13, 2017

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision ...

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This report discusses the findings of an evaluation that sought to explore the reception impact of a medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign implemented in South Africa as part of the Brothers for Life programme. The “Salon” MMC campaign ...

Trial of a Novel Intervention to Improve Multiple Food Hygiene Behaviors in Nepal
June 13, 2017

Trial of a Novel Intervention to Improve Multiple Food Hygiene Behaviors in ...

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"This study suggests that it is possible to change entrenched food hygiene habits, even in environmentally challenging conditions such as pertain in rural Nepal." This paper reports on a trial of an intervention to improve 5 food hygiene ...

The Polio Communication Network Contribution to the Polio Outbreak Response in Ethiopia's Somali Region, 2013-2015
June 8, 2017

The Polio Communication Network Contribution to the Polio Outbreak Response ...

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"The PCN experience in the Somali Region, one of Ethiopia's lowest-performing regions for health indicators, provides important communication lessons for the long term relevant to polio eradication and other public health programs."

Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Knowledge Management in Global Health Programs [with Case Example Series]
June 2, 2017

Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Knowledge Management in Global Health ...

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"In a world where virtually all global health professionals are practicing KM (consciously or not), it is more important than ever to put its importance into context and gauge its contribution to health systems."

Creating the Next Generation of Palestinian Democratic Political Leaders (The President) Project
June 1, 2017

Creating the Next Generation of Palestinian Democratic Political Leaders ...

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"The program The President sends a very strong message to the [Palestinian] leadership and says, there is a real need for the democratic process. The second message that it gives is the interest on the part of the youth to participate in making ...

A 'How to' Guide to Measuring Women's Empowerment
June 1, 2017

A 'How to' Guide to Measuring Women's Empowerment

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"Empowering women and supporting gender equality is the stated aim of many development projects. Often these projects are asked to monitor and evaluate the extent to which their work is contributing to achieving greater empowerment, but there is ...

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative: Strengthening Capacity for Social and Behavior Change Communication
May 5, 2017

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative: Strengthening Capacity for ...

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This end of project report highlights the Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI), a 3-year (2013-2016) United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project under the global Health Communication Capacity ...

Monitoring Guide and Toolkit for Key Population HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Programs
May 5, 2017

Monitoring Guide and Toolkit for Key Population HIV Prevention, Care, and ...

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"A data-use culture allows peer outreach workers from key populations to assume a stronger role in the program and decide how to improve their daily outreach efforts based on data they collect."

Conducting Research with Adolescents from Low- and Middle- Income Countries
May 4, 2017

Conducting Research with Adolescents from Low- and Middle- Income Countries

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"90 per cent of adolescents live in low- and middle-income countries. Despite an increasing focus on their well-being, comprehensive data collection systems and research for effective interventions are lacking."

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