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Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond ...

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies
"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."
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White supremacy, black liberation, and global development: The conversations ...

White supremacy, black liberation, and global development: The conversations we're not having
Author Jennifer Lentfer, June 28 2015 - Below all of the talk of "evidence-based approaches" and "taking it to scale," there is an undercurrent of disquiet.
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Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years

Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years
This report and its accompanying case studies on Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay examine "the 50-year period starting in the mid-1960s that witnessed a dramatic decline in fertility and ...
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3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design

3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design
Author: Elizabeth Drachman, June 23 2015 - The “Customer Centric Design for Ag Programs” breakout session at this year’s ICTforAg conference sounded like a simple one. We design programs to help farmers – of course they should be ...
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Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, ...

Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, Choice, and Quality: Results From Marie Stopes International
This research provides analysis of Marie Stopes International (MSI)’s social franchising programme against the 4 intended outputs of access, efficiency, quality, and equity. The programme uses a service delivery approach "in which small, ...
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Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons ...

Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons Learned From Marie Stopes International and Population Services International
This article describes social franchising in the health sector. It is a model that organises small, independent health care businesses into quality-assured networks and "has been shown to improve quality, client satisfaction, and access to ...
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How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections ...

How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections from the January 2014 Institute of Medicine Workshop
This report on key messages from a workshop on "Evaluation Design for Complex Global Health Initiatives", convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in January 2014, considers the following questions: "What information do we need to scale-up and ...
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Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 2: The Researcher Toolkit

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 2: The Researcher Toolkit
This guide, Steps to Engaging Children in Research: The Researcher Toolkit and Methods in Context, complements the first volume of this pair: Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide [See related summaries below]. The ...
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Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide
"The Researcher Toolkit and Researcher Resource have been developed to support researchers to include young children in research; particularly children aged 5-8 years of age."
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The 15km road to accountability

The 15km road to accountability
Author: Fennovia Matakala, June 19 2015 - A sea of serious faces looked to the front of the local council chambers. Shuffling in anticipation, the crowd exchanged excited whispers. Looking like they were attending the start of a high-profile ...
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Transparency for Peace and Development - Transparencia para la Paz y el ...

Transparency for Peace and Development - Transparencia para la Paz y el Desarrollo
The project "Transparency for peace and development" was established in Cundinamarca, Santander and North Santander, Colombia, to create opportunities for dialogue between state institutions and civil society in order to enable an approach of ...
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Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign

Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign
"Healthy Start is WaterAid’s four-year (2015-2019) campaign focused on improving the health and nutrition of newborn babies and children." The campaign aims to bring forward the evidence of "access to clean water for hygiene" on lowering infant ...
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Chapter 3: National Planning for CHW Programs

Chapter 3: National Planning for CHW Programs
Author: Dr. Ranu S. Dhillon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, June 16 2015 - The CHW Reference Guide was produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States Agency for International ...
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Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering

Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering
Author: Lilian Kiefer, June 19 2015 - Discrimination and marginalisation have lasting effects in that they take away human dignity. Discrimination means to be treated in a negatively different way because of certain real or perceived ...
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Digital Media Project for Children

Digital Media Project for Children
This blog-style website brings together research, observation, and commentary from the Digital Media Partnership (DMP) that focuses on early learning and digital media, especially e-books. "This project is concerned with understanding the social, ...
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Stepping Up Early Childhood Development

Stepping Up Early Childhood Development
This World Bank report is a guide for policy makers and practitioners about how to invest in young children. "It identifies 25 essential ECD [early childhood development] interventions that can be delivered through five integrated packages at ...
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Checkpoints for Choice: An Orientation and Resource Package

Checkpoints for Choice: An Orientation and Resource Package
"How can stakeholders ensure that family planning programs are designed, implemented, and monitored in a way that respects, protects, and fulfills human rights and puts clients’ needs and preferences at the forefront?"
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ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - Field Manual

ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - Field Manual
ProPAN is a tool to design, implement, and evaluate interventions and programmes to improve infant and young child diet and feeding, updated to ProPAN 2.0. It includes 1) this field manual with step-by-step guidelines on how to apply quantitative ...
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Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module

Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module
  "Programmes that promote handwashing are diverse and vary in scope. The content of this module is designed to be adapted to a variety of programmes." This handwashing promotion evaluation guide is designed to explain planning and ...
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Post 2015 Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit

Post 2015 Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit
This hygiene advocacy toolkit is an evidence-based resource that outlines why hygiene must be a priority in the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda and goals (SDGs). It was developed by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing ...
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Data for Decision Making in Fistula Treatment Services

Data for Decision Making in Fistula Treatment Services
This series of training modules from Fistula Care and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides clinical supervisors, service providers, and national-level stakeholders with skills to review and interpret data for ...
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WHO Recommendations on Health Promotion Interventions for Maternal and ...

WHO Recommendations on Health Promotion Interventions for Maternal and Newborn Health 2015
This World Health Organization (WHO) document updates the 2003 "Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health", or "Individuals, Families and Communities (IFC) Framework", in the areas of evidence for ...
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Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making
This High Impact Practices (HIP) Health Communication brief highlights practices in family planning (FP) communication gleaned from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise FP investments. HIP briefs like this one are ...
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Family Planning High Impact Practices List

Family Planning High Impact Practices List
This High Impact Practices (HIP) list highlights practices in family planning (FP) from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise investments through effective service delivery or systems interventions.  Practices were identified ...
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Can CHWs Address Access and Outcome Measurement Challenges in Surgical Care? ...

Can CHWs Address Access and Outcome Measurement Challenges in Surgical Care? Experience from Haiti
This article from CHW (Community Health Worker) Central describes efforts to increase access to surgical care in Haiti and across the globe. As stated by the author, Dr. Alexi Matousek, two main crises affecting surgery are: "lack of access to ...
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Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication Programs: ...

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication	Programs: A Secondary Data Analysis
"Research has demonstrated the multi-level and multifaceted linkages between measures of gender equity/equality and family planning (FP) practices. Yet, major gaps in knowledge about the complex relationship between gender equity and reproductive ...
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More than a cup of tea

More than a cup of tea
Author: Fiona Ledger, May 29 2015 - There’s more to a cup of tea than meets the eye - it’s not just wet, hot and thirst quenching, it’s also a media vehicle for promoting tolerance and social inclusion.
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What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?

What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?
"The CDAC (communicating with disaster affected communities) Network aims to ensure that communities affected by, and prone to, crisis are better able to withstand and recover from humanitarian emergencies, and are actively engaged in decisions ...
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Why using polio infrastructure to support broader health services could help ...

Why using polio infrastructure to support broader health services could help secure eradication
Author: Svea Closser, May 22 2015 - When polio eradication was proposed in the 1980s, many hoped that polio would be a "banner disease" that would raise awareness of and build enthusiasm for routine immunization (RI). So, RI was made one of the ...
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Early Steps Program

Early Steps Program
Running from February 2014 to July 2015, the Early Steps Program (ESP) is promoting increased investments and greater understanding of the importance of early childhood development (ECD) as a means to strengthen the business sector and economy of ...
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Lessons Learned for Routine Immunisation from the Polio Eradication Campaign

Lessons Learned for Routine Immunisation from the Polio Eradication Campaign
Author: Sue Goldstein, May 21 2015 - "Of the 19.3 million children under-immunized with DTP-3 in 2010, 6.6 million were in Africa and 60% of those children lived in only five countries. The availability of vaccines is not the major problem - it ...
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Relationship between polio eradication and routine immunisation - lessons ...

Relationship between polio eradication and routine immunisation - lessons from the field: Life after Polio
Author: Roma Solomon, May 21 2015 - "What are you doing now that polio has gone? You and your team must be out of a job!" Well, these are easier questions to answer than those we faced when we started working on polio eradication. "You think you ...
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Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: ...

Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Eleventh Report
"There is a real sense of collaboration - between the different parties that govern the country and its provinces; between the civil administration and the military; and, between the [polio eradication] programme's partners." This report from ...
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Influencing Social Transformation

Influencing Social Transformation
Author Lilian Kiefer, May 27 2015 - In a society faced with high poverty levels, and limited participation of poor and marginalised people in productive activities, social challenges arise. These include wide economic inequalities, ...
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With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance ...

With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance question of our time
Author: James Deane, BBC Media Action Director, Policy and Learning, May 20 2015 - I was prompted to write this post by Brian Levy, the rightly respected governance guru of the World Bank, now Senior Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
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Reflecting on development practice the Burkinabé way

Reflecting on development practice the Burkinabé way
Author: Valentina Tartari, May 20 2015 - My name is Valentina Tartari. I am not a journalist, nor an expert on African politics, but an international development graduate with a strong research interest in African communities.
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ICT in the Classroom for Quality Education: Strengthening Learning and ...

ICT in the Classroom for Quality Education: Strengthening Learning and Teaching Methods in Under-resourced Schools in Developing Countries
"IICD believes that equipping teachers with pedagogical tools and access to information can bring about large-scale social changes in entire educational systems. Many of the gaps in education in developing countries can be bridged with the help ...
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Tanzania: Times (and weather patterns) are changing

Tanzania: Times (and weather patterns) are changing
Author: Carly Griggs, May 19 2015 - A few months ago as I pulled into Songambele village in Dodoma region, Tanzania, a soft drizzle was setting in. I pulled my jumper on as I stepped out of the car - it was unusually chilly for September. But the ...
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Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) and Zanzibar Teacher ...

Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) and Zanzibar Teacher Upgrading by Radio (ZTUR)
"...interactive audio programming (IAI) remains a viable and useful intervention format for increasing access to high-quality early education, particularly in the most challenged districts..."
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Health Promotion Education Key to Healthy Community

Health Promotion Education Key to Healthy Community
Author: Sanjay Bhonge, May 20 2015 - That a healthy nation can progress economically and socio culturally is a known fact. Every nation works towards providing health facilities at the grassroots level by implementing various health ...
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How to Conduct a Situation Analysis

How to Conduct a Situation Analysis
"A situation analysis or environmental analysis is the fundamental first step in the social and behavior change communication change (SBCC) process."
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WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers

WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) created this guidebook for teachers in emergency situations. The guidebook, accompanied by regional flashcards (Africa, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and Latin America), and visual aids, provides teachers with ...
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Polio-Free India: The Role of the Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)

Polio-Free India: The Role of the Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)
By Chris Morry and Kier Olsen DeVries - submitted May 5 2015 Backdrop to the SMNet Story:
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Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis

Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis
Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 4 2015 - When Saturday’s devastating earthquake struck, I’d just finished filming with Sajha Sawal, BBC Media Action’s debate programme in Nepal.
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WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake

WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake
This blog is cross-posted from the WASH website, linked below, May 4 2015 - In times of disaster, particularly when infrastructure has been compromised and people find themselves together in close quarters, there is an increased risk of ...
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Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and ...

Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and Development
  "Good knowledge is essential to prevent disease and improve health. Knowledge management (KM) provides a systematic process and tools to promote access to and use of knowledge among health and development practitioners to improve health ...
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Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for ...

Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for Those Working in Humanitarian Response
This guide, developed by Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network Member agencies in collaboration with the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), contains "common tools to assess information and communication needs of ...
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