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How to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research

How to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research
"Formative research is an activity conducted at the beginning of the SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] project design process. It is used to gain insight into the health issue or behavior the project intends to address; relevant ...
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The Taysha Technique

The Taysha Technique
  This planning model describes Taysha Consulting’s "process within a process" approach, which is "rooted in four key principles: Participation Capacity building Strategic planning Results"  
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Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Prime

Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Prime
"Propensity Score Matching (PSM) is a statistical technique that allows researchers to more accurately measure SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] program impact and to make a strong case for causal attribution. Using the PSM ...
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Designing Communication Strategies that Work: Implementing the SIM Process

Designing Communication Strategies that Work: Implementing the SIM Process
"These guidelines are meant to provide health communication experts with direction in developing a communication strategy for their projects."
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Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls’ Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls’ Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub
This 4-page brief discusses how Girl Hub used a story collection research methodology called SenseMaker to help generate girl-centred evidence to inform girls' empowerment interventions. The brief outlines what Sensemaker is, provides examples of ...
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Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: ...

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project
This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the ...
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Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up

Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up
This 83-page report discusses a study to assess the impact of the Shamba Shape Up (SSU) television edutainment programme on small-scale agriculture in Kenya and to research how the programme influences farmers' activities. Led by the University ...
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Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected ...

Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected Settings: Program Implementation and Results
"This article describes lessons learned during the first 2.5 years of implementing the ongoing Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care in Emergencies (SAFPAC) initiative, led by CARE, which supports government health systems ...
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Roll Back Malaria Communication Community of Practice Working Paper: ...

Roll Back Malaria Communication Community of Practice Working Paper: Checklist for Reporting on Malaria Communication Evaluations
"Good-quality reporting is all the more crucial as malaria control efforts seek to keep up with shifts in epidemiology and communication technologies. Well-written reports can lead to a better understanding of 'what works' in different contexts ...
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Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Communication Program in Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
This 53-page audience reception report discusses the findings of a study conducted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication on the implementation of a programme on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among ...
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Group Dialogue and Critical Reflection of HIV Prevention: An Evaluation of ...

Group Dialogue and Critical Reflection of HIV Prevention: An Evaluation of the C-Change Community Conversation Toolkit
This 53-page report discusses evaluation findings related to the use of the Community Conversation Toolkit (CCT) developed by Communication for Change (C-Change) to foster interactive communication through group dialogues and to prompt engagement ...
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Polio Eradication - Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Strengthen ...

Polio Eradication - Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Strengthen Understanding of Social Factors in Programme Effectiveness
"Understanding the specific ways material and social factors - acting in context-specific conjunctions - affect participation in the [polio eradication] programme, can help to identify at the micro-level, which particular community or household ...
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Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report

Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report
"The CFS concept is founded on the notion of 'inclusion' - and this means inclusion of every single child, no matter what their background or circumstance, in quality learning activities."
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How to Assess Your Media Landscape: A Toolkit Approach

How to Assess Your Media Landscape: A Toolkit Approach
"When issues of good governance and economic growth are discussed in the development community, the role of the media is increasingly seen as central to success....This paper presents an approach to developing a toolkit for monitoring and ...
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Community Media Trust Evaluation Report: A Report on the Impact of ...

Community Media Trust Evaluation Report: A Report on the Impact of Siyayinqoba Beat It! on HIV and AIDS
This evaluation report outlines key findings related to Community Media Trust’s (CMT) Siyayinqoba Beat It! programme in South Africa based on The Third National HIV Communication Survey 2012. The objective of this analysis of the survey was to ...
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Getting Closer to People: Family Planning Provision by Drug Shops in Uganda

Getting Closer to People: Family Planning Provision by Drug Shops in Uganda
"Private-sector drug shops are often the first point of health care in sub-Saharan Africa. Training and supporting drug shop and pharmacy staff to provide a wide range of contraceptive methods and information is a promising high-impact practice ...
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Prevention of and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Two Provinces of Burundi

Prevention of and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Two Provinces of Burundi
This 8-page project brief discusses the RESPOND Project's interventions to strengthen gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response efforts in two provinces in Burundi, Kayanza, and Muyinga.
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Impact Data - Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai

Impact Data - Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai
Launched on World Health Day, April 7 2008, and broadcast until the end of 2011, this Hindi entertainment-education (EE) serial was designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to reach women and frontline workers in India's ...
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An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the ...

An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the Production Process
"UNICEF India's television soap opera Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai bears testament to entertainment-education's (E-E) efficacy in fostering positive social and behavioural change."
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Evaluation of the Television Drama Series, Intersexions: Episodes 1–26

Evaluation of the Television Drama Series, Intersexions: Episodes 1–26
This 7-page executive summary shares the findings of a qualitative evaluation of the first series of Intersexions, a 26-part South African entertainment-education television drama series to communicate health- and HIV-related messages, with a ...
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Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of ...

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation
"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), ...
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Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among ...

Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among Young Malawians: The Tisankhenji Radio Program
This 19-page peer reviewed case study, which appeared in the Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing Journal, discusses the impact of the Tisankhenji radio programme, which was designed to prevent HIV among young people in Malawi, ...
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Hear Our Voices - Technical Report

Hear Our Voices - Technical Report
"[Girls do not continue school after childbearing because they are] doing household chores, looking after husbands and grandparents, and nourishing children. If they go to school after marriage, men in the community scold them." Girl, PU Barguna ...
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Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental ...

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental Immunization Activities: Lessons from Kenya Measles Vaccination Campaign, November 2012
"Using mobile phone-based technologies can create platforms for real-time evidence-based innovations in immunizations service communication and service delivery."
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Role of Social Mobilization in Tackling the Resistance to Polio Eradication ...

Role of Social Mobilization in Tackling the Resistance to Polio Eradication Program in Underserved Communities of Aligarh, India
This paper describes a cross-sectional study conducted to assess the impact of social mobilisation on families in Aligarh, India who are resistant to giving polio drops to their children. Considering that there is a history of Muslim resistance ...
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Assessing the Effectiveness of House-to-House Visits on Routine Oral Polio ...

Assessing the Effectiveness of House-to-House Visits on Routine Oral Polio Immunization Completion and Tracking of Defaulters
"The usefulness of household visitation as a strategy to improving coverage of routine polio vaccination, one of the four pillars of the global polio eradication strategy, has not been documented previously." Recognising that strengthening ...
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BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning
This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local ...
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Increasing Male Engagement in HIV Prevention in Côte d’Ivoire

Increasing Male Engagement in HIV Prevention in Côte d’Ivoire
This 8-page project brief discusses the experience of EngenderHealth’s RESPOND Project in Côte d’Ivoire, which is working to challenge gender inequalities and transform harmful norms of masculinity that hinder HIV/AIDS prevention and care. ...
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Supplement: The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and ...

Supplement: The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and Primary Health Care: A Mixed-Methods Study
"Polio eradication's surveillance, communications, and service delivery systems were unmatched in terms of combining quality with reach....Applying the resolve and dedication that characterizes polio eradication to a wider suite of services could ...
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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and ...

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and Defense Forces: Experiences and Lessons from East, West and Central Africa
This 89-page report discusses the experience and impact of working with security and defence force personnel to build capacity around child protection, with specific focus on insights gained from trainings conducted by Save the Children in East, ...
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Stop Violence Against Girls in School: A Cross-Country Analysis of Change in ...

Stop Violence Against Girls in School: A Cross-Country Analysis of Change in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique
This 84-page report discusses the experience and impact of the 5-year Stop Violence Against Girls in School project, which was led by ActionAid in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique to empower girls and enable them to enjoy their rights to education ...
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Community Dialogues for Child Health: Results from a Process Evaluation in ...

Community Dialogues for Child Health: Results from a Process Evaluation in Three Countries
"The use of visual tools and local languages enables community-based facilitators, who receive a two-day basic training, to generate participatory discussions through sharing of testimonies among participants."
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More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage

More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage
"...ICRW set out to discover how programs in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and India are working to empower both girls at risk of child marriage as well as already-married girls, and how empowerment leads to changes in knowledge, attitudes and ...
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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: ...

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
"Key to the Joint Programme's success is encouraging communities to act collectively..."
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Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia: A ...

Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia: A Summary of the Evidence
This 16-page evaluation report discusses the experience and impact of the Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA) project, which focused on empowering married girls with reproductive health and ...
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Understanding the Role of mHealth and Other Media Interventions for Behavior ...

Understanding the Role of mHealth and Other Media Interventions for Behavior Change to Enhance Child Survival and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Evidence Review
"Health professionals, governments, and researchers have implemented a number of interventions to address the health of children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), often focusing on improving the coverage and quality of interventions of ...
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Health Research Capacity Strengthening Snapshots

Health Research Capacity Strengthening Snapshots
"Strengthening health research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is a recognized way to advance health and development. However, systematic evidence on the effectiveness of different approaches remains limited, as their ...
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Reimagining Mobile in South Africa: Lessons from Year One

Reimagining Mobile in South Africa: Lessons from Year One
This 14-page report discusses the processes, successes, and lessons learned by Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action South Africa (MAMA SA) related to using mobile technologies to deliver health information to new and expectant mothers and their ...
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Audience Reception Analysis of the National Brothers for Life Mass Media ...

Audience Reception Analysis of the National Brothers for Life Mass Media Campaign
This 118-page report shares the findings of a qualitative audience reception analysis of the mass media component of the Brothers for Life campaign, which was launched in 2009 to promote the health and well-being of South African men, with a ...
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The What and Why of Taking an Evidence-based Approach to mHealth

The What and Why of Taking an Evidence-based Approach to mHealth
Because of the need to scale up mHealth initiatives reported by the Maternal Health Task Force, especially in maternal health, the Maternal Health Task Force held a technical meeting in April 2014 to gain insight into the idea of adequate ...
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External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme
"...reviewers have called for more rigorous outcome evaluation designs in the manner conducted here."
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