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Technology Innovation Hubs and Policy Engagement
March 24, 2017

Technology Innovation Hubs and Policy Engagement

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"There is latent, but recognised, potential for tech innovation hubs in the global South to play a more overt role in promoting social change through contributing to the 'thickening' of local democratic space and policy co-creation. ...

Strengthening Learning and Knowledge Management: Review of WaterAid's Approach to Knowledge Management
March 24, 2017

Strengthening Learning and Knowledge Management: Review of WaterAid's ...

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"The key conclusion from the review is that behaviour change should be the target of activities aiming to improve learning, knowledge sharing, communication and information management." - Aditi Chandak, WaterAid's Knowledge and Learning Advisor

A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Work to Improve Maternal and Child Health
March 23, 2017

A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's ...

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"By working with governmental and non-governmental partners, BBC Media Action's content was able to go beyond mass media to reach those without access, spark discussion and deepen the impact of work to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn ...

Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation System
March 23, 2017

Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in ...

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"The advent of the Internet and its emerging collaborative web-based tools has assumed a crucial role in both inter- and intra-organizational knowledge management systems."

Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engage in Internet Governance
March 23, 2017

Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engage in Internet Governance

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"This report makes the case to this community that they can, and must, engage in the decision-making bodies that are shaping Internet governance (IG) to ensure that the Internet - and the growing media sphere it sustains - remains open, ...

Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America
March 22, 2017

Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America

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"Why is participation in policy-making normatively desirable? How do citizens make policy-making better? What difference does it make if citizens take part in public debate, parliamentary discussions and procedures, and policy implementation and ...

Experts Recommend Strategic Shift in Nigeria's Polio Eradication Programme
March 16, 2017

Experts Recommend Strategic Shift in Nigeria's Polio Eradication Programme

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This news story from the World Health Organization (WHO) describes the outcomes of the 32nd meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization in Nigeria, a country that is moving towards polio-free ...

Research Capacity Strengthening for Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Case Study from Latin America
March 16, 2017

Research Capacity Strengthening for Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Case ...

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This paper presents the case study of World Health Organization (WHO) Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP)'s efforts to build research capacity in Latin America by studying and analysing the 5-year history of ...

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge for Health East Africa Field Project
March 16, 2017

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge ...

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"Knowledge management interventions positively improved effectiveness and efficiency of knowledge sharing and use of knowledge management techniques among ECSA-HC staff members." This research brief looks at the process and effects of knowledge ...

Changing Humanitarian Action?
March 15, 2017

Changing Humanitarian Action?

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"Despite the time, money and energy that is spent on change, there has been very little attention paid to the processes by which change actually happens in the humanitarian 'system' (a term which, in itself, has implications for how we think ...

Disasters and Violence against Women and Girls: Can Disasters Shake Social Norms and Power Relations?
March 14, 2017

Disasters and Violence against Women and Girls: Can Disasters Shake Social ...

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"Post-disaster contexts are often characterised by the aggravation of discriminatory norms, social inequalities and gender-based violence, particularly against women and girls. Disasters cause suffering and damage but they also provide ...

Tackling Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia: Why Working with Men and Boys Matters for Women
March 14, 2017

Tackling Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia: Why Working with Men and ...

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This report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) explores multi-level influences that shape the perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) by men and boys in South Asia. It also examines the policy, programming, and institutional ...

Adolescents in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis of Programmatic Approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health Education and Services
March 14, 2017

Adolescents in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis of Programmatic Approaches ...

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"[I]ssues surrounding sexual and reproductive health (SRH) remain a cultural taboo, especially for adolescents and young unmarried people. Adolescents in Bangladesh too often enter their reproductive years poorly informed about SRH issues, ...

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Lessons Learned and Legacy
March 10, 2017

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Lessons Learned and Legacy

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"It is important to document the lessons learned from polio eradication, especially because it is one of the largest ever global health initiatives. The health community has an obligation to ensure that these lessons and the knowledge generated ...

Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs?
March 9, 2017

Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs?

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"Although the range of contraceptives includes methods for men, namely condoms, vasectomy and withdrawal that men use directly, and the Standard Days Method (SDM) that requires their participation, family planning programming has primarily ...

Global Health eLearning: Examining the Effects of Blended Learning Models on Knowledge Application and Retention
March 9, 2017

Global Health eLearning: Examining the Effects of Blended Learning Models on ...

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"Findings from the study support the potential of blended learning models to reinforce learning and application of knowledge, which is crucial to ensuring health professionals around the world have access to accurate and timely health information."

Digital Democracy: The Tools Transforming Political Engagement
March 9, 2017

Digital Democracy: The Tools Transforming Political Engagement

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"How and to what extent are digital tools being used by parliaments, municipal governments and political parties to engage citizens to improve the quality and legitimacy of their decision-making? What can be learned from recent digital democracy ...

A Review of Frameworks on the Determinants of Health
March 8, 2017

A Review of Frameworks on the Determinants of Health

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This report from the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health (CCSDH) illustrates the many ways in which the determinants of health - factors such as housing, income, education, employment, and social support networks - can be depicted ...

Participatory Communication Strategy to Strengthen Household and Community Leadership for the Reduction of Chronic Malnutrition, Improved Hygiene and Crop Diversification
March 8, 2017

Participatory Communication Strategy to Strengthen Household and Community ...

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"The Strategy operates through influential members and decision-makers in homes, the community, and on communication media platforms, establishing bridges of cultural relevance and emphasizing the reasons and benefits of behavior change."

A Conceptual Framework for Action on the Social Determinants of Health
March 6, 2017

A Conceptual Framework for Action on the Social Determinants of Health

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"Conceptual frameworks in a public health context shall in the best of worlds serve two equally important purposes: guide empirical work to enhance our understanding of determinants and mechanisms and guide policy-making to illuminate entry ...

Communication Strategies to Promote the Uptake of Childhood Vaccination in Nigeria: A Systematic Map
March 6, 2017

Communication Strategies to Promote the Uptake of Childhood Vaccination in ...

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"Effective communication is a critical component in ensuring that children are fully vaccinated. Although numerous communication interventions have been proposed and implemented in various parts of Nigeria, the range of communication strategies ...

Designing eLearning Courses to Meet the Digital Literacy Needs of Healthcare Workers in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries: Experiences from the Knowledge for Health Project
March 3, 2017

Designing eLearning Courses to Meet the Digital Literacy Needs of Healthcare ...

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"Traditional conceptualizations of knowledge management fail to incorporate the social aspects in which knowledge management work operates. Social knowledge management places people at the center of all knowledge management, including placing the ...

Bolstering Public Health Capacities through Global Polio Eradication
March 3, 2017

Bolstering Public Health Capacities through Global Polio Eradication

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"Despite the value of polio-funded assets to both the Ethiopian health system and U.S. global health goals, ensuring their continuation will involve challenging and complex planning and negotiations between the Ethiopian government and its health ...

Planning a Post-Polio Future
March 2, 2017

Planning a Post-Polio Future

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"Developing a concrete future for U.S. polio assets that is clearly communicated to government agencies, Congress, polio program stakeholders, and partner countries is the best way to ensure valuable polio assets are used effectively in the future."

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social Marketing NGOs
March 2, 2017

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social ...

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"Vision: The development of a global community where local SBCC and social marketing organizations, donors and international NGOs work together and support one another according to their comparative strengths to influence behaviors and achieve ...

Building Data Responsibility into Humanitarian Action
March 2, 2017

Building Data Responsibility into Humanitarian Action

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"Because affected populations can be harmed as well as helped by the use of data, frameworks must be established to ensure that humanitarians understand and mitigate risks caused by the use of data." This United Nations (UN) Office for ...

Violence Online in India: Cybercrimes Against Women and Minorities on Social Media
March 2, 2017

Violence Online in India: Cybercrimes Against Women and Minorities on Social ...

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[W]hat we have today is a flawed Internet that reflects the offline world we live in, where women and marginalized communities are abused, harassed, threatened, stalked, and violated daily. As a feminist journalist, this concerns me deeply ...

Feedback Mechanisms in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
March 1, 2017

Feedback Mechanisms in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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"[R]eviews of recent humanitarian responses - to both natural disasters and complex contexts - often find that mechanisms to ensure accountability to the affected community are infrequently embedded into the response, and if they are, it is very ...

People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research Book
February 28, 2017

People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research Book

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"It explores how a person's race, class, gender, sexuality, health status or disability, a lack of formal training, or a different mode of expression, can all prevent their insights from being accepted as potentially valid. It introduces ...

The Infinity Loop for Optimising Development of Empathy
February 27, 2017

The Infinity Loop for Optimising Development of Empathy

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"Be it bureaucratic disagreements, political imbroglios, development project multinational team disagreements or violent security circumstances, it has often been exceedingly difficult to attempt - let alone actually engage in - useful dialogues ...

The Best Defense: Threats to Journalists' Safety Demand Fresh Approach
February 27, 2017

The Best Defense: Threats to Journalists' Safety Demand Fresh Approach

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"Much work remains to be done to improve the security of journalists in the face of unprecedented threats, including the spread of violent non-state actors, the shrinking rule of law, resurgent authoritarianism, and an industry shift toward ...

Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls
February 24, 2017

Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women ...

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This report aims to provide evidence about what works when it comes to the strategy of engaging men and boys to prevent and eventually eradicate violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. The ...

Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency Settings in Uganda: Testing the 'Zero Tolerance Village Alliance' Intervention
February 23, 2017

Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency ...

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“The global refugee crisis is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) exacerbates the already dire situation in refugee settings, and is both a prevalent concern and a complex phenomenon ...

Inspiring Political Participation
February 22, 2017

Inspiring Political Participation

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"[A]ll these programmes sought to increase participation and accountability; reaching people that other media tend to ignore, getting them talking about politics and supporting them to influence decisions on the issues that affect their ...

2016 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan
February 22, 2017

2016 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan

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"The entire communication network coupled with other demand creation initiatives such as the scaling up of health camps and attractive pluses have shown results in reducing missed children, including non-compliance. Additional social data showed ...

The RED Strategy
February 22, 2017

The RED Strategy

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Reaching Every District (RED) is a strategy to achieve the goal of 80% immunisation coverage in all districts and 90% nationally in the World Health Organization (WHO) member states. RED aims to fully immunise every infant with all vaccines ...

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides
February 22, 2017

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and ...

Communicating Research: Policymakers' Perspective
February 21, 2017

Communicating Research: Policymakers' Perspective

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"This policy brief summarizes policymakers’ perspectives on what constitutes barriers to evidence-informed policymaking. It also presents strategies for making research results more accessible to high-level policymakers at the country level, ...

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability
February 21, 2017

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability

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"Media’s role in shaping public dialogue can help to bridge the gap between information provision and political action, developing more inclusive and effective patterns of interaction between state and society. Supporting people from across ...

Factors Affecting the Implementation of Childhood Vaccination Communication Strategies in Nigeria: A Qualitative Study
February 17, 2017

Factors Affecting the Implementation of Childhood Vaccination Communication ...

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"The role of health communication in vaccination programmes cannot be overemphasized: it has contributed significantly to creating and sustaining demand for vaccination services and improving vaccination coverage. In Nigeria, numerous ...

UNICEF Nepal C4D Response Earthquake 2015
February 17, 2017

UNICEF Nepal C4D Response Earthquake 2015

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This report highlights the key United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) communication for development (C4D) interventions during the response phase of the April and May 2015 earthquakes, which killed nearly 9,000 and severely affected thousands ...

Going Vertical: Citizen-Led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines
February 16, 2017

Going Vertical: Citizen-Led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines

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"These theoretical propositions on what kind of strategy works best for strengthening accountability and instituting reforms are built on a review of evidence. As such, they are ripe for testing, deepening and enriching through application to ...

STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood
February 16, 2017

STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math ...

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"Research on the early childhood years has spotlighted how children's environments and interactions with adults are catalysts for their growth and development. This has prompted policy makers, practitioners, and researchers to ask how those years ...

Framework for Developing a Communication Strategy for the Introduction of Oral Cholera Vaccine
February 15, 2017

Framework for Developing a Communication Strategy for the Introduction of ...

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"Communication for Development (C4D) plays a central role in the successful introduction of oral cholera vaccine as an additional tool in cholera prevention and control, both in endemic and epidemic settings." This oral cholera vaccine (OCV) ...

The Impact of Gender on Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy in Niger and Togo
February 14, 2017

The Impact of Gender on Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy in ...

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“When we go to a prenatal or pediatric exam, they advise us about FP methods for spacing the births…at home, when we tell our husbands, they refuse under the pretext that these methods create illnesses that will still be their responsibility, ...

Oversight Role of the Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
February 9, 2017

Oversight Role of the Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio ...

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"Establishing and maintaining absolute independence has been key to the IMB's work, allowing it to raise issues that other cannot (or will not) in a straightforward way." Founded in 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) ...

Parents' and Informal Caregivers' Views and Experiences of Communication about Routine Childhood Vaccination: A Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence
February 9, 2017

Parents' and Informal Caregivers' Views and Experiences of Communication ...

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"People involved in vaccine programmes need to understand how parents experience different types of communication about vaccination and how this influences their decision to vaccinate their child." The aim of this Cochrane review was to explore ...

Participatory Budgeting in Indonesia: Past, Present and Future
February 8, 2017

Participatory Budgeting in Indonesia: Past, Present and Future

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"Following several years of experience with participatory budgeting in Solo city, [Yayasan Kota Kita (Our City Foundation)'s] research set out to examine participatory budgeting processes in six Indonesian cities, to inform their work – and the ...

What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-level Advocacy for Nutrition?
February 7, 2017

What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-level Advocacy for ...

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"Over the last decade, policy advocacy has made critical contributions towards the development of nutrition policies, laws and strategies in many countries with high burdens of malnutrition." This policy briefing from the Institute for ...

Responding to Global Change: A Theory of Change Approach to Making Agricultural Research for Development Outcome-Based
February 7, 2017

Responding to Global Change: A Theory of Change Approach to Making ...

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"Theory of change represents our best understanding of how engagement and learning can enable change as well as how progress towards outcomes might be measured."

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