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Strengthening CORE Group Polio Project Impact: Community-Based Surveillance Activities  in South Sudan - 2017 Annual Report, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
February 23, 2018

Strengthening CORE Group Polio Project Impact: Community-Based Surveillance ...

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This is an annual report on the work of the CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) in South Sudan. CGPP is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative providing support to strengthen host country efforts to eradicate polio. The Secretariat team ...

CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) Polio Eradication Toolkit
February 22, 2018

CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) Polio Eradication Toolkit

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This toolkit catalogs many of the materials created and used by each CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) country: Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan. CGPP is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative providing financial support ...

Eradicating Polio: Working with Religious Leaders to Enhance Community Ownership
February 22, 2018

Eradicating Polio: Working with Religious Leaders to Enhance Community Ownership

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"The role played by religious leaders [in polio eradication in India] is a positive example of how local community leaders can be engaged to produce proactive and sustainable local action." This document provides an insight into how the United ...

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."

Women making history in Nepal - the story of Sajha Sawal
February 20, 2018

Women making history in Nepal - the story of Sajha Sawal

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Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted February 19 2018 - As Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) takes a break, we revisit the questions and answers that changed lives - and the evolution of the most-watched debate show in ...

Open Broadcaster
February 16, 2018

Open Broadcaster

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"Share your stories with your community, your country, and your world!." Open Broadcaster's mission is to develop and provide products and services for community-focused broadcasters of any size, working in analog or digital environments, around ...

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play
February 15, 2018

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play

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"Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy lays out three simple... goals to harness the opportunities of the digital age and accelerate sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific..." From the Institute of Development Studies ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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."

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

 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.

Rights in Pakistan: Workplace Harrassment Law and Right to Vote
February 4, 2018

Rights in Pakistan: Workplace Harrassment Law and Right to Vote

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Author: Bilquis Rehman, February 8 2018: Dr. Rehman writes on women´s rights in the workpace and facilitating youth voter education - Workplace Harassment Law 2010 and Pakistan Penal Code Section 509: Enabling workplace a better place for ...

Redraw Misogyny to change society's narrative
February 2, 2018

Redraw Misogyny to change society's narrative

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Author: Purva Khetrapal, February 3 2018 - Working in the communication team of a human rights organization, it always disappointed us how stories of gender-based violence are reported in media. While sensitization of journalists towards issues ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Increasing Male Engagement in the HIV Response - Promising Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa
January 30, 2018

Increasing Male Engagement in the HIV Response - Promising Practices in ...

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"As Eastern and Southern African countries heed the call to implement programmes aimed at engaging men and adolescent boys in the HIV response, it is invaluable to be able to refer to strategies and programmes already being implemented within the ...

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success Really Look Like, and Who Decides?
January 29, 2018

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success ...

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"[D]o the key elements for change come from the processes of participation generated by the use of ICTs? Or do they lie as preconditions that must already be in place, arising from other political dynamics and not connected to the ICT-enabled ...

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 ...

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 ...

Integrating GBV in WASH toolkit: Lessons from Yemen
January 24, 2018

Integrating GBV in WASH toolkit: Lessons from Yemen

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"During 2015 - the first year of piloting the GBV in WASH [water, sanitation and hygiene] initiative - IR [Islamic Relief] developed methods, tools and context-specific approaches to prevent GBV [gender-based violence] in WASH. Hence, it gathered ...

Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide
January 24, 2018

Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide

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"Consider integrating information sharing and discussions into traditionally male spaces such as agricultural projects or development committees....Consider that men and boys often prefer accessing services through non-clinic and informal ...

Integrating Protection: An Integrated Approach to Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection - Key Findings from Mali, Niger and Pakistan [2016-2017]
January 23, 2018

Integrating Protection: An Integrated Approach to Gender-Based Violence and ...

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"Islamic Relief’s commitment to ending GBV is part of its wider gender justice framework that seeks to end harmful practices affecting women and girls." From Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), with the Swedish International Development Cooperation ...

Working in Conflict: A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief
January 23, 2018

Working in Conflict: A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief

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"This toolkit has been designed to be a practical resource for Islamic Relief staff working in conflict zones and fragile contexts that takes our Islamic faith as a foundation." From the Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) working paper ...

Dapivirine Ring Design Guide - Human-Centered Design Research to Increase Uptake and Use
January 23, 2018

Dapivirine Ring Design Guide - Human-Centered Design Research to Increase ...

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“No one product alone will end the epidemic. To end AIDS, women will need a range of options that meet their needs and fit within the context of their lives.”

Shining a light on girl's education in South Sudan
January 22, 2018

Shining a light on girl's education in South Sudan

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Author: BBC Media Action South Sudan's Kenyi Betuel, editor of 'Our School', originally posted on January 15 2018 - Agol Deng Tong dreams of going to university and setting up her own business, but living in rural South Sudan - with no ...

How can media help people in Bangladesh prepare for disasters?
January 22, 2018

How can media help people in Bangladesh prepare for disasters?

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Author: BBC Media Action Bangladesh's Research Officer Aniqa Hossain, originally posted January 15 2018 - In Bangladesh, we’re pretty disaster-prone. Cyclones are a regular occurrence and much of our coastline is low-lying and often floods. This ...

National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India: Working Papers and Recommendations
January 19, 2018

National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India: Working ...

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On April 11 and 12 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair on Community Media and UNESCO organised the National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India in order to revisit the ...

Social and Behavior Change Considerations for Areas Transitioning from High and Moderate to Low, Very Low and Zero Malaria Transmission
January 19, 2018

Social and Behavior Change Considerations for Areas Transitioning from High ...

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"In areas with high, moderate, low, and very low transmission alike, use and uptake of malaria interventions rely heavily on community awareness, demand, and acceptance of essential commodities and services."

Music to Advance Sustainable Development - Baixada Never Gives Up
January 19, 2018

Music to Advance Sustainable Development - Baixada Never Gives Up

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The pilot project Music to Advance Sustainable Development kicked off in June 2016 to explore the transformative potential of music to popularise the 2030 Agenda and contribute to active citizenship and accountability in Brazil's Baixada ...

How International Non-Government Organisations Are Doing Development Differently
January 18, 2018

How International Non-Government Organisations Are Doing Development Differently

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Created in October 2014, the Doing Development Differently (DDD) manifesto is a synthesis of principles that can help those involved in aid and development to have greater impact. It emphasises the need for problems to be locally defined and ...

Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3)
January 17, 2018

Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3)

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The Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3) was an initiative designed to improve community resistance to violent extremist influence in the northern regions of Cameroon. Implemented between December 2015 and December 2017 by Equal Access, the ...

The Journal of Development Communication
January 16, 2018

The Journal of Development Communication

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The main objective of The Journal of Development Communication, or JDC, is to examine the role of communication in promoting national and regional development in developing countries worldwide. Launched in 1989, the peer-reviewed journal is ...

Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in the Media
January 15, 2018

Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in the Media

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This publication, commissioned by the Open Society Foundation and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, describes the results of a study on how journalists are experimenting with building trust and engaging with ...

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