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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, ...

The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies into Participatory Governance Processes in the Philippines
November 20, 2017

The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies ...

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"By avoiding the techno-centric gaze and adopting the standpoint of non-users, we were able to better understand the barriers to technology access, explaining non-use as well as the power relationships embedded in these non-actions."

A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies
November 20, 2017

A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies

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"Recent public health emergencies, most notably Ebola, have shown the potential of community engagement as are source that can either help or hinder institutional responses to emergencies. It demonstrated that public health emergencies cannot be ...

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom
November 17, 2017

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to ...

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"[A]ctivists are building digital rights movements from the ground up, launching national policy dialogues, and fighting to establish new norms and Internet standards. Understanding which of these efforts are successful, and sharing this ...

Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and Interventions
November 17, 2017

Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and ...

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"...the lack of intensive participation of the users has been a major impediment to designing, implementing and evaluating more powerful health literacy interventions."

Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes
November 15, 2017

Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes

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"This note highlights examples of girls’ clubs that have led to increasingly gender equitable attitudes and practices, from programmes in Burkina Faso to Bangladesh." This research and practice note from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ...

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 ...

Using human-centred design to achieve your goals
November 14, 2017

Using human-centred design to achieve your goals

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Authors: Radharani Mitra, originally posted November 7 2017 - This blog was originally posted on India Development Review (IDR’s) Practice blog. One can’t talk about design without quoting Steve Jobs. "Design is a funny word," he said, "Some ...

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
November 14, 2017

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after ...

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"Many Puerto Ricans can't get the information they need related to recovery issues, and their voices are not being heard. People are isolated, and don’t have any way to relay what they're seeing and experiencing in their communities."

People-Centred Approach and Cross-Cutting Dimensions: Best Practices from Food Security Clusters/Sectors
November 13, 2017

People-Centred Approach and Cross-Cutting Dimensions: Best Practices from ...

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"The promotion of leadership and participation of affected populations in programming, planning, monitoring and evaluating is essential to shape humanitarian response." This document from the Global Food Security Cluster (gFSC) is meant to ...

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV
November 9, 2017

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of ...

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"Action on the recommendations in this guideline requires a strategy that is informed by evidence, appropriate to the local context, and responsive to the needs and rights of women living with HIV."

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A Practical Guide to Identify Improvements through Assessment
November 9, 2017

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A Practical Guide to Identify ...

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"A participatory approach is in fact as important as the assessment results....Assessment is a process of planning, analysis, reflection and, above all, action." This guide's assessment methodology is designed to strengthen democratic ...

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision-Making, Policies, Programmes: Perspectives from the Field
November 9, 2017

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

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This study presents and analyses the experiences of youth who are participating in HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decision-making, policies, and programmes. By combining a literature review of evaluation evidence with in-depth ...

Youth Leadership: An Annotated Bibliography and Reflections and Recommendations from the Evidence Base
November 8, 2017

Youth Leadership: An Annotated Bibliography and Reflections and ...

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"While young people, especially those under 18 years old, may often be excluded from a number of formal political leadership roles, such as running for office, the studies make a case for understanding youth leadership as an ever-evolving concept ...

Working with Individuals, Families and Communities to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health: A Toolkit for Implementation
November 8, 2017

Working with Individuals, Families and Communities to Improve Maternal and ...

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This toolkit from the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), World Health Organization (WHO), was designed to support countries to integrate and operationalise key themes of empowerment and community engagement in ...

Art, Development and Peace: Working with Adolescents Living in Internally Displaced People's Camps in Mindanao
November 8, 2017

Art, Development and Peace: Working with Adolescents Living in Internally ...

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"This study shows how the collaborative forms of art and media used by the programme are avenues for the inclusion of adolescents in the post-emergency response, as they offer them a channel to both communicate with one another and to express ...

Indonesia's Village Law: Enabler or Constraint for More Accountable Governance?
November 7, 2017

Indonesia's Village Law: Enabler or Constraint for More Accountable Governance?

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"With particular relevance for accountable governance, we reflect on the way that different local governance actors exercise their agency, and how the interactions between them shape and reproduce the new structures offered by the Village Law."

Gender and Resilience: From Theory to Practice
November 7, 2017

Gender and Resilience: From Theory to Practice

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"One year into the implementation of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme, this working paper reflects on progress in linking gender equality and resilience within development projects." This ...

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and Political Environment
November 7, 2017

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and ...

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This case study looks at the experience of Alliance Burundaise Contre le SIDA (ABS) implementing the Link Up project in Burundi. Link-Up was a five-country project (2013-2016) that was designed to improve the sexual and reproductive health and ...

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 ...

Using Behavioral Science to Design a Peer Comparison Intervention for Postabortion Family Planning in Nepal
November 6, 2017

Using Behavioral Science to Design a Peer Comparison Intervention for ...

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"In the case at hand, behavioral economics can provide effective tools to help identify barriers that may be standing in the way of strongly motivated, well-trained providers' ability to administer quality services to clients, despite their ...

Young at Heart: How to Be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century
November 3, 2017

Young at Heart: How to Be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century

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This document describes the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)'s journey of youth services and participation. IPPF's Strategic Framework (2016-2022) shows how the Federation is embracing young people as partners and ensuring that ...

Ballot for Sanitation
November 3, 2017

Ballot for Sanitation

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One of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stipulates that, by 2030, all countries across the world should have access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and should end open defaecation (OD), paying special attention to ...

When a King Has Good Counsellors, His Reign is Peaceful: Video and Facilitator's Guide
November 2, 2017

When a King Has Good Counsellors, His Reign is Peaceful: Video and ...

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To draw leaders’ attention to the problem of stunting and their role in improving young children’s nutrition outcomes, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project in Ghana produced a 24-minute ...

Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Toolkit
November 1, 2017

Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Toolkit

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Released in October 2017, this online tool is a step-by-step guide to Oxfam's Vulnerability and Risk Analysis (VRA), which is a multi-stakeholder process designed to promote dialogue, trust, and shared action amongst different groups by ...

Peace Corps Youth Clubs Toolkit
November 1, 2017

Peace Corps Youth Clubs Toolkit

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Created as part of the Peace Corps' Let Girls Learn programme, this toolkit provides guidance, checklists, and tools to support the implementation of youth clubs. Evidence shows that extended participation in high-quality clubs - organisations of ...

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 ...

Reaching Every Child: Sharing Approaches to Improve Child Health
October 26, 2017

Reaching Every Child: Sharing Approaches to Improve Child Health

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This report summarises the proceedings of a September 22 2017 gathering of more than 70 child survival champions who gathered in Washington, DC, United States (US) to share successful approaches used across a spectrum of child health challenges ...

The End of the Beginning: First Report of the Transition Independent Monitoring Board of the Polio Programme
October 24, 2017

The End of the Beginning: First Report of the Transition Independent ...

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"Maintaining and capitalising on the valuable tools created in this endeavour will involve the concerted attention of all stakeholders - donors, affected governments, civil society, and others - interested in furthering the causes of global ...

Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and Perspectives
October 24, 2017

Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and ...

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"Rural communication services and policies can translate farmers' right to communication into fair and transparent regulatory frameworks that will allow equitable access to information and communication services in rural areas and ensure the ...

Minga Perú's Strategy for Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon: A Rhetorical Model for Participatory, Intercultural Practice to Advance Human Rights
October 24, 2017

Minga Perú's Strategy for Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon: A Rhetorical ...

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"Minga holds itself accountable to following its own engagement methodology built experientially over the years, which considers constructivism, interculturality, and affective pedagogy at all organizational levels and at every programmatic and ...

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys
October 24, 2017

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

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"Strategic health communication can help create an enabling environment for men to access the care and services they need as well as support their partners' and families' access to and uptake of services." This brief includes examples, promising ...

Risk Communication Guide for Zika Virus, Dengue and Chikungunya
October 24, 2017

Risk Communication Guide for Zika Virus, Dengue and Chikungunya

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From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office South Asia (ROSA), this guide aims to help Country Offices in South Asia support national and local governments' preparedness in the case of disease outbreak. Designed as a ...

Disability and HIV
October 23, 2017

Disability and HIV

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"Persistent discrimination against and exclusion of people with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities, increases their vulnerability, including their risk of HIV infection." This report from the Joint United Nations ...

Using Minecraft for Community Participation
October 20, 2017

Using Minecraft for Community Participation

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The purpose of this manual is to provide an overview and a step-by-step guide to the use of Minecraft, the "sandbox" computer game, as a community participation tool in urban design projects. As part of its mandate to promote socially and ...

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC
October 20, 2017

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC

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"When family planning SBC and service delivery partners align, programs are more effective and lead to better population and reproductive health outcomes." In 34 countries around the world and at the global level, the Health Communication ...

IREX's Guide to Organizational Performance Improvement
October 19, 2017

IREX's Guide to Organizational Performance Improvement

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"Inclusive and genuinely participatory approaches ensure commitment from all stakeholders to the performance improvement process, build trust, and result in performance solutions that make sense for all involved."

Home safe home: helping people in Nepal 'build back better'
October 17, 2017

Home safe home: helping people in Nepal 'build back better'

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Authors: BBC Media Action Nepal's Stakeholder Liaison, Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted October 12 2017 - On International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction we explore how Sajha Sawal - our TV current affairs show in Nepal – is helping ...

Unlock the Power of Girls Now
October 17, 2017

Unlock the Power of Girls Now

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"Achieving gender equality is a long and slow process and those who step forward to challenge the status quo are often threatened and stigmatised. Girls, and all champions of change, need to be resilient and to gather strength from working ...

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets
October 16, 2017

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets

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"This report clearly demonstrates the power of the 90-90-90 targets....It shows that innovations are possible at every level - from communities to research laboratories, from villages to cities. It illustrates the power of political ...

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises
October 16, 2017

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises

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"Existing studies show that digital communications channels can be critical before, during and after natural disasters, crises and armed conflicts, to save lives and reduce suffering (e.g. by disseminating of early warning messages and safety ...

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2017-2018 [Pakistan]
October 12, 2017

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2017-2018 [Pakistan]

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"Our focus remains on the basics of vaccination to ensure our heroic vaccinators are met with success on the doorstep and inside every home."

Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya - Case Study on Improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)
October 12, 2017

Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya - ...

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“In spite of the dramatic success of HIV treatment programs around the world, children remain under-tested, and are thus denied access to lifesaving treatment.”

Successful Strategies for Stopping Polio in India
October 10, 2017

Successful Strategies for Stopping Polio in India

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"The polio program became a national movement." This brief from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), one of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners, shares key approaches implemented by the polio programme in India to ...

Promoting Transparency Through Information: A Global Review of School Report Cards
October 10, 2017

Promoting Transparency Through Information: A Global Review of School Report ...

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"Model report cards that aim to promote accountability include measures of outputs (such as test scores and promotion and graduation rates) and measures of parent perception. The research revealed, however, that most report card initiatives are ...

Guide to Designing Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs for Youth in Egypt
October 10, 2017

Guide to Designing Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs for Youth in Egypt

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The purpose of this guide from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is to provide a selection of "Essential Elements" and tools to guide the creation, or strengthening, of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) social and behaviour ...

Flying solo after training with BBC Question Time
October 10, 2017

Flying solo after training with BBC Question Time

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Authors: Ali Sharif and Rob Hopkin, originally posted October 4 2017 - Ali Sharif, 27, wanted to be an airline pilot but after joining BBC Media Action’s training programme in North Africa - and with help from BBC Question Time director Rob ...

Voices of Hope: Adolescent Girls and Boys Contributing to Individual and Collective Change to Advance Gender Equality
October 6, 2017

Voices of Hope: Adolescent Girls and Boys Contributing to Individual and ...

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From Plan International, this series of studies in Colombia and Uganda was designed to identify opportunities to change the norms that limit girls' freedoms and rights. Qualitative tools in each country included a semi-structured interview to ...

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