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Behavior Change Communication Activities Improve Infant and Young Child Nutrition Knowledge and Practice of Neighboring Non-Participants in a Cluster-Randomized Trial in Rural Bangladesh
February 20, 2018

Behavior Change Communication Activities Improve Infant and Young Child ...

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"Studies of nutrition BCC that do not account for information spillovers to non-participants may underestimate its benefits in terms of IYCN knowledge and practice."

Imagining and Acting Possibilities: Women Entrepreneurs "Acting" Their Way to a Better Today and Tomorrow
February 20, 2018

Imagining and Acting Possibilities: Women Entrepreneurs "Acting" Their Way ...

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This report describes the process of, and lessons learned from, a positive deviance (PD) initiative carried out in India by The Change Designers, a New-Dehli-based organisation of "for-purpose storytellers." The purpose of the work was to find ...

Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event and Outbreak - Parts 1 and 2 - Effective 01 November 2017 until 30 April 2018
February 16, 2018

Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event and Outbreak ...

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"While these guidelines offer concrete parameters for decision making, they cannot address every possible scenario. Decision makers should consider the local and national context, and their specific epidemiologic circumstances."

Every Newborn: An Advocacy Toolkit and Guidance Manual for Ending Preventable Deaths
February 16, 2018

Every Newborn: An Advocacy Toolkit and Guidance Manual for Ending ...

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"You may be acting as a lone crusader or as part of a larger advocacy effort. Either way, you share an objective with all other advocates: to have your story move audiences from apathy to empathy to action." Offered by Every Newborn, this guide ...

Open Aid, Open Societies: A Vision for a Transparent World
February 15, 2018

Open Aid, Open Societies: A Vision for a Transparent World

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"...[A] more open, more accountable world must be the foundation on which democracies and global prosperity are built. This happens when we [DFID] and others publish evidence and data which is meaningful and when others can translate that ...

Building Trust, Managing Risk: Vaccine Confidence and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
February 15, 2018

Building Trust, Managing Risk: Vaccine Confidence and Human Papillomavirus ...

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The Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the HPV Prevention and Control Board at the University of Antwerp hosted a symposium on vaccine confidence and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, ...

Nutrition Behaviour Change Communication Causes Sustained Effects on IYCN Knowledge in Two Cluster-Randomised Trials in Bangladesh
February 15, 2018

Nutrition Behaviour Change Communication Causes Sustained Effects on IYCN ...

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"Impacts of BCC programmes may be underestimated if persistence of effects is unaccounted for." This paper assesses the effect of nutrition-sensitive social protection interventions on infant and young child nutrition (IYCN) knowledge in rural ...

Childhood Vaccination Communication Outcomes Unpacked and Organized in a Taxonomy to Facilitate Core Outcome Establishment
February 15, 2018

Childhood Vaccination Communication Outcomes Unpacked and Organized in a ...

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"Given the variety of vaccination communication strategies, it follows that there should be a similarly wide range of potential outcomes, from socially oriented outcomes related to communication and engagement to health status and health service ...

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts
February 14, 2018

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

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"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts." This report from ...

Evaluation and Communication in Practice: Website and e-Guide
February 14, 2018

Evaluation and Communication in Practice: Website and e-Guide

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"Designing evaluation and communication strategies together creates a learning space that enables projects to be clear on their goals and strategies." DECI-2: Developing Evaluation and Communication Capacity in Information Society Research is a ...

The Whys of Social Exclusion: Insights from Behavioral Economics
February 13, 2018

The Whys of Social Exclusion: Insights from Behavioral Economics

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"A central theme of this essay is that institutions create concepts, categories, social identities, and other mental models that can persist long after the institutions are abolished. The mental models influence how boundedly rational people ...

Perspectives on Rapid Elimination and Ultimate Global Eradication of Paralytic Poliomyelitis Caused by Polioviruses
February 12, 2018

Perspectives on Rapid Elimination and Ultimate Global Eradication of ...

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"[I]t is necessary for Ministries of Health in poor countries to learn how to organize nonprofessional, often illiterate people, into disciplined, coordinated groups for self-help in many health matters...not only for the eradication of polio, ...

February 12, 2018

Male involvement

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Joan, I am on the same page with you [in Kenya - Male engagement in Promoting Empowerment of Women Workers]. Social dominance of men over women dates back to antiquity. In some ethnic groups in Ghana where I live, it seems quite impossible for ...

Visualizing Data for Human Rights Advocacy: A Guidebook and Workshop Activity
February 12, 2018

Visualizing Data for Human Rights Advocacy: A Guidebook and Workshop Activity

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"Data visualization can make information more memorable, make it more persuasive, facilitate understanding and ultimately motivate action." The use of data visualidation and other visual features for human rights communication and advocacy is a ...

Understanding Activism: How International NGOs, Foundations and Others Can Provide Better Support to Social Movements
February 12, 2018

Understanding Activism: How International NGOs, Foundations and Others Can ...

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"The most significant and consistent theme of this research is that trust, respect, and collaboration make the most difference in terms of what activists and outside actors can achieve together."

DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent media is urgent and challenging
February 9, 2018

DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent ...

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Author: BBC Media Action's James Deane, originally posted on February 7 2018 - The UK Department for International Development's commitment to undertake a "transparency revolution" is welcome. Their new strategy outlined yesterday Open Aid, Open ...

Learning from Polio Eradication: Community Involvement in Reaching Under-Immunized in Northern Nigeria
February 9, 2018

Learning from Polio Eradication: Community Involvement in Reaching ...

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This presentation explores the role of community involvement in reaching the under-immunised in northern Nigeria, which at the time of writing was a polio-endemic country. Featuring slides from the Nigeria National Primary Health Care Development ...

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of Parent-Provider Interactions
February 9, 2018

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of ...

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. This study sought to describe provider-parent ...

Measurement of Social Norms Affecting Modern Contraceptive Use: A Literature Review
February 9, 2018

Measurement of Social Norms Affecting Modern Contraceptive Use: A Literature ...

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"In 2017, as part of the USAID-funded Passages Project, we set out to systematically assess what empirical evidence exists around the relationship between social norms and use of modern family planning methods. The results are detailed in, ...

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization
February 9, 2018

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization

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In this presentation, Lora Shimp, Senior Immunization Technical Officer and Technical Lead at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), provides examples of the use of social and behavioural research and data in immunisation. She begins by asking, What works in ...

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents
February 8, 2018

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

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"Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, neurological, social, and sexual development marked by the growing significance of peer networks, individual behavioral choices, and increased risk-taking behavior. It is also a pivotal period for the ...

My Village My Home (MVMH) in Malawi
February 8, 2018

My Village My Home (MVMH) in Malawi

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"The level of vaccination coverage in a given community depends on both service factors and the degree to which the public understands and trusts immunization services." - Michael Favin and Asnakew Tsega

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights: An In-Depth Study of the Status of Girls in the International Human Rights Framework
February 8, 2018

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights: An In-Depth Study of the Status of Girls in ...

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"Plan International is rallying those in power, civil society organisations, and young activists - especially girls - to join the movement for girls' rights." From Plan International, this report is an in-depth study into the status of girls in ...

Leaving the Camps Behind: The Role of Development Communication in Refugee-Host Integration
February 7, 2018

Leaving the Camps Behind: The Role of Development Communication in ...

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This article moves away from the conceptual framework of intercultural communication and builds a case for the role of development communication in establishing durable social bonds between refugees and host communities, whose benefits are seen ...

Preventing Violence against Women in Elections: A Programming Guide
February 6, 2018

Preventing Violence against Women in Elections: A Programming Guide

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"Until recently, lack of data and the stigma attached to gender-based violence in many societies have kept violence against women in elections (VAWE) on the margins of study. Yet it is a barrier to women that exists in every country, with ...

Education about the Holocaust and Preventing Genocide: A Policy Guide
February 6, 2018

Education about the Holocaust and Preventing Genocide: A Policy Guide

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"Understanding how and why the Holocaust occurred can inform broader understandings of mass violence globally, as well as highlight the value of promoting human rights, ethics, and civic engagement that bolsters human solidarity at the local, ...

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices
February 6, 2018

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices

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"Regardless of specific practices being promoted, UPAVAN videos should model good decision-making and positive communication styles. Additional opportunities to help farming families build communication, planning, and joint decision-making skills ...

A Design Experiment: Imagining Alternative Humanitarian Action
February 5, 2018

A Design Experiment: Imagining Alternative Humanitarian Action

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"What would humanitarian action look like if it were re-imagined based on lived, human experiences? The primary aim for our design consultations was to explore just that."

 Mine Risk Education via Entertainment Education
February 5, 2018

Mine Risk Education via Entertainment Education

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Author: Sergiy Prokhorov, February 5 2018 - Would like to share a good case of Entertainment Education (EE) application in Mine Risk Eduction (MRE) done by UNICEF Ukraine. In Ukraine 580,000 children were affected by an armed conflict in the ...

Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey
February 5, 2018

Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey

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Running from January 2016 through December 2018, this project focuses on improving media accountability mechanisms, media internal governance, and media and information literacy (MIL) among citizens in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former ...

 Solutions are simple, we complicate them
February 4, 2018

Solutions are simple, we complicate them

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Author: Bilquir Rehman, February 5 2018 - Farida a hardworking women, who has uplifted her status in the village through her consistent efforts.

Sexual Harassment at workplace: Not so "sexy"!
February 2, 2018

Sexual Harassment at workplace: Not so "sexy"!

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Author: Purva Khetrapal, February 2 2018 - You got your dream job. Your male supervisor takes up the responsibility to mentor you. It starts with comments on your physical appearance. You politely smile through it. It further follows with the ...

A Field Guide to Qualitative Research for New Vaccine Introduction
February 2, 2018

A Field Guide to Qualitative Research for New Vaccine Introduction

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"Involving key stakeholders and target group members in the research builds the community's sense of participation in the work of the programme. The community will have a greater sense of ownership of the vaccination programme when they feel they ...

Addressing Stigma and Gender-Based Violence to Improve HIV Service Delivery to Key Populations: Findings From a Rapid Assessment
February 1, 2018

Addressing Stigma and Gender-Based Violence to Improve HIV Service Delivery ...

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"In Guyana, there is concern that KPs [key populations] are not being adequately reached with [HIV prevention and treatment] services and that insufficient frameworks, policies, and regulations are contributing to the marginalization of those at ...

Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations: A New Framework
February 2, 2018

Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations: A New ...

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Affirming that putting people at the centre of the development process helps us understand their choices and constraints, institutions like the World Bank Group work with client countries on interventions that, at their core, aim at changing ...

BRAC Road Safety Programme
February 1, 2018

BRAC Road Safety Programme

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Road traffic injuries are estimated to be the eighth leading cause of death globally and the leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29. In Bangladesh, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) BRAC initiated its Road Safety Programme in ...

A Guide to the Science of Climate Change Communication
February 1, 2018

A Guide to the Science of Climate Change Communication

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This online resource is a workshop with information and practical exercises that are designed to enhance understanding of the science of climate change communication and to give participants confidence to apply this knowledge in practice with ...

Diva Centres and Divine Divas
February 1, 2018

Diva Centres and Divine Divas

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In Zambia, IDEO.org partnered with Marie Stopes International and the Hewlett Foundation to design the Diva Centres - a multi-touchpoint service that helps adolescent girls in urban Lusaka access the contraception they need to take control of ...

The Effect of Civic Leadership Training on Citizen Engagement and Government Responsiveness: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines
January 31, 2018

The Effect of Civic Leadership Training on Citizen Engagement and Government ...

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"What are the effects of providing civic leadership training to community leaders from marginalised groups? Can it lead to increased participation by new leaders in local government processes, and increased government responsiveness to the needs ...

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change Strategies and Contexts Matters
January 30, 2018

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change ...

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Adolescent transitions shape both girls' and boys' lives, but often in highly gendered ways. Advancing understanding of these gendered dimensions of adolescent experiences is a core aim of Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), a ...

Vaccine Indicator and Reminder (VIR) Band Initiative
January 30, 2018

Vaccine Indicator and Reminder (VIR) Band Initiative

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Conceptualised by a physician and public health practitioner from Pakistan, the VIR band is a low-cost device that reminds parents when it is time to vaccinate their newborn children. Constructed with a built-in "timestrip" indicator and secured ...

Facilitator's Guide for Introducing Human-Centered Design
January 29, 2018

Facilitator's Guide for Introducing Human-Centered Design

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This step-by-step guide from Ideo.org is designed to be used by people who have some understanding of human-centred design (HCD) and want to introduce others to this creative approach to problem solving in a hands-on way. The materials in this ...

Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children and Adolescents in High-Income Settings
January 29, 2018

Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children and Adolescents ...

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"Little attention has been given to the importance of family level processes (such as family relationships, communication, and resilience) in interventions for refugee children despite a body of literature indicating the importance of such ...

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern Nigeria: Formative Research Report for the Farar Tattabara ("White Dove") Radio Project
January 26, 2018

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern ...

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"In late 2016, Equal Access [EA] launched a new CVE (countering violent extremism) radio project in northern Nigeria. In order to better understand evolving conflict dynamics, [Equal Access-Nigeria] conducted formative research across northern ...

Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being
January 26, 2018

Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) observes that, of the 1.2 billion youth population aged 15-24, close to 90% of these young people live in developing countries. If properly nurtured, they can act as engines for ...

The Missing Target: Changing Beliefs and Behaviours to Deliver Gender Equality
January 26, 2018

The Missing Target: Changing Beliefs and Behaviours to Deliver Gender Equality

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"Discriminatory gender norms can be challenged, power imbalances between women and men can be changed, but they must be confronted before young women arrive in the workplace because they start at home, continue at school and pervade every area of ...

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design
January 26, 2018

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design

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"There's no better way to understand the hopes, desires, and aspirations of those you're designing for than by talking with them directly." From the nonprofit design organisation IDEO.org, this resource shares the practice and promise of ...

Académie de l’Artisanat -  Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their Reproductive Future and Their Financial Life
January 26, 2018

Académie de l’Artisanat - Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their ...

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“As designers, we do research to get inspired. When we begin a project, we immerse ourselves in the lives of the people we’re designing for.”

Poverty, Voice and Advocacy: A Haitian Study
January 25, 2018

Poverty, Voice and Advocacy: A Haitian Study

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"[H]ow do successful innovations get taken up by policy processes? And how to give voice to those with direct experience or connection to the issues at hand in the process?" The product of a 12-month action research project by the Haitian ...

Communication, Social Movements, and Collective Action: Special Section, Journal of Communication
January 25, 2018

Communication, Social Movements, and Collective Action: Special Section, ...

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"What actors drive processes of collective action? What are the communication features of their interventions? What type of social change processes do they enhance? What evidence demonstrates the impact of collective action processes? What ...

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