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Core List of ICT Indicators
June 29, 2016

Core List of ICT Indicators

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"ICTs are cross-cutting enablers of development and are therefore critical to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)."

Tackling the Silent Killer With Open Source Health Communications: A Campaign to End Child Pneumonia
June 27, 2016

Tackling the Silent Killer With Open Source Health Communications: A ...

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A campaign to end child pneumonia by reaching mothers and health workers with life-saving information Authors:

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises
June 24, 2016

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises

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"For mainstream media, the millions of people whose lives have been upended are mostly data points, illustrations of the misery and upheaval that have swept across Syria, Yemen, Gaza, Iraq, and many places between. Yet for those who are caught in ...

Campaign for Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)
June 22, 2016

Campaign for Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)

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"Living with the effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) can influence many areas of life, but here at The British Polio Fellowship we work hard to help members achieve the greatest level of independence. This campaign is important because ...

Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: IFRC's MHM Kit
June 15, 2016

Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: IFRC's MHM Kit

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"A key strength of this innovation process is the effort grantees have made to understand and incorporate the varying needs and preferences of beneficiaries and to seek their feedback on the products provided." This case study explores ...

Standardising Humanitarian Data for a Better Response: The Humanitarian EXchange Language
June 15, 2016

Standardising Humanitarian Data for a Better Response: The Humanitarian ...

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"Standardisation efforts are challenging in the humanitarian sector, as defining a common vocabulary can easily become very political. Issues can arise at all levels, on everything from country names to how to refer to the affected population."

Mapping A Response: Using Satellite Images to Aid Humanitarian Action
June 14, 2016

Mapping A Response: Using Satellite Images to Aid Humanitarian Action

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"Today, aerial imagery is available from a variety of sources, including traditional satellites, nano satellites, manned and unmanned aircrafts, balloons and kites. This imagery can benefit humanitarian organisations in their response to ...

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders' Local Language Translation for Emergencies
June 14, 2016

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders' Local Language Translation for ...

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"Overall, the innovation process has been successful in creating enhanced learning and evidence around the importance of language translation in disaster response, and has succeeded in producing a measurably improved mode of communicating with ...

Ser refugiado es como ser tico [Being a Refugee Is like Being a Costa Rican]
June 13, 2016

Ser refugiado es como ser tico [Being a Refugee Is like Being a Costa Rican]

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"All the messages and materials of the strategy were created and validated with the refugee community..."

Open Data Barometer (ODB) - 3rd Edition
June 10, 2016

Open Data Barometer (ODB) - 3rd Edition

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"When made freely available to everyone via the Web, without charge, in formats that are easy to share, combine and cross-reference, open data is more than a tool to hold governments accountable. It is also a driver of innovation that can improve ...

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: Results of a Consultation Study by the Canadian Immunization Research Network
June 10, 2016

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: Results of a Consultation Study ...

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The aim of this consultation study was to identify the views of Canadian vaccination experts and health professionals concerning the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of vaccine hesitancy in Canada. "Vaccine hesitancy" is a concept that ...

Community-based Health Information Systems in the Global Context: Literature Review
June 9, 2016

Community-based Health Information Systems in the Global Context: Literature ...

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"CBHIS have the potential to engage community members, provide them with an avenue to health services, and hold them accountable, contributing to the goals of sustainability." Community workers (CWs), including community health workers (CHWs), ...

Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development
June 8, 2016

Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development

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"The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development." This book from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) explores open network structures that ...

Public Access ICT across Cultures: Diversifying Participation in the Network Society
June 8, 2016

Public Access ICT across Cultures: Diversifying Participation in the Network ...

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"The reports in this book take a fresh look at shared public access to computers and the Internet and provide evidence that the benefits of shared public access go far beyond simply providing affordable access to the infrastructure. Public access ...

ICT4Refugees: A Report on the Emerging Landscape of Digital Responses to the Refugee Crisis
June 8, 2016

ICT4Refugees: A Report on the Emerging Landscape of Digital Responses to the ...

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"...[T]he current phenomenon of 'ICT for refugees' is novel and has great potential that should be investigated." In the efforts to respond to mass migrations and to support refugees, there has been a proliferation in digitally focused projects, ...

Data for Management: It's Not Just Another Report
June 6, 2016

Data for Management: It's Not Just Another Report

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"The vaccine program has taken on a culture of reporting rather than a culture of using the information for continuous improvement....[V]accine supply chain managers are being encouraged to contextualize data for more effective, immediate and ...

#WithRefugees Campaign
June 6, 2016

#WithRefugees Campaign

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) commemorates World Refugee Day (WRD) every year on June 20th. In 2016, the campaign is called #WithRefugees. By signing the #WithRefugees petition, people from across the globe can call on ...

Zika Vaccine Misconceptions: A Social Media Analysis
June 6, 2016

Zika Vaccine Misconceptions: A Social Media Analysis

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"...once people believe something, it is difficult to dissuade them. Public health officials must get out in front of the conspiracy theorists to educate and influence the population now." This study analyses conversations about Zika vaccine ...

African Vaccination Week (AVW)
June 3, 2016

African Vaccination Week (AVW)

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"Let's raise our voice to celebrate African Vaccination Week and close the immunisation gap!" Celebrated each year since 2011, African Vaccination Week (AVW) provides an opportunity for countries to strengthen immunisation services and systems ...

Can the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Be Used to Increase Vaccine Acceptance and Trust?
June 3, 2016

Can the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Be Used to Increase Vaccine ...

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"One reason for vaccine hesitancy is lack of trust that vaccine harms are adequately documented and reported, yet few communication strategies have explicitly attempted to improve this trust."

eBilim Mobile Digital Library Project
June 2, 2016

eBilim Mobile Digital Library Project

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"Bilim" means knowledge in the Kyrgyz language, and "e" indicates electronic media. "eBilim" brings together two important components of this project: locally accessible knowledge and current technology and media. With the aim of minimising the ...

The World Bank Live: A Model of Marketing Success, But Is It the Right Model?
June 2, 2016

The World Bank Live: A Model of Marketing Success, But Is It the Right Model?

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"With a stated mission to end poverty by 2030, the Bank should be motivated to rethink how it shares knowledge via webcasting and how it influences development outcomes via its online engagement."

Grassroots Girls Book Club
June 2, 2016

Grassroots Girls Book Club

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"We told our stories to show change is happening. It's amazing how a girl can transform her life with the right support. And it was fun seeing our lives illustrated by some incredible female artists! Read our graphic novellas, discuss with your ...

#DrawDisability
June 2, 2016

#DrawDisability

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"If children and youth are informed and motivated about the issue of disability, their perceptions and actions can change the lives of millions, most importantly of those with disabilities around the world, by challenging stereotypes and attitudes."

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an Imperilled Media Needs Better Support
June 2, 2016

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an ...

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"An independent media is one of the most effective assets we have in efforts to curb corruption and foster accountability. Yet it is deeply imperilled, particularly in fragile states and often poorly understood by the international development ...

Strengthening Media in the Pacific: Country Situational Reports from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
June 2, 2016

Strengthening Media in the Pacific: Country Situational Reports from Papua ...

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"The problem of writing stories about someone known personally to the writer is indicative of many small communities where there are fewer the degrees of separation."

17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities
June 1, 2016

17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities

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As a multi-issue call to organise for change providing advocacy tools, strategies, and recommendations for action, the 17 Days Campaign involves rural women leaders and their communities in becoming lobby groups for claiming basic human rights ...

Using Interactive Web Tools in Environmental Planning to Improve Communication about Sustainable Development
June 1, 2016

Using Interactive Web Tools in Environmental Planning to Improve ...

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"Public involvement in the landscape planning process is an essential opportunity to communicate the goals and objectives of a sustainable planning....This involvement can be supported by interactive information, discussion, and learning ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: A Journalists' Handbook
May 31, 2016

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: A Journalists' Handbook

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"The media can amplify Syrian women's voices, counteract myths, and stimulate dialogue and action." - Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time [Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez]
May 31, 2016

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time [Podemos Detener el VIH Una ...

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"The first step to stopping HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community is talking about it." One Conversation at a Time is a national (United States, or US) communication campaign that encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV/AIDS with ...

Transparency, Accountability and Technology
May 31, 2016

Transparency, Accountability and Technology

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This policy paper seeks to update current understanding of information communication technology (ICT) for transparency and accountability (T/A) and discusses whether or not ICT for developtment (ICT4D) is succeeding in bringing T/A to ...

Social Media Strategy Development - A Guide to Using Social Media for Public Health Communication
May 27, 2016

Social Media Strategy Development - A Guide to Using Social Media for Public ...

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This guide from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) provides public health organisations, especially those in the European Union (UN), with a practical approach to integrate social media into their overall communication ...

Effective Vaccine Communication during the Disneyland Measles Outbreak
May 27, 2016

Effective Vaccine Communication during the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

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"Both social media and provider recommendations can influence parental decision-making about vaccination, and our findings suggest practical implications and future research questions for public health communicators and clinicians."

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners
May 27, 2016

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners

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"[T]he electorate and political actors have the right to freely discuss political issues and public policies and to express opinions. Voters and candidates rely heavily on access to the media to both impart and receive information. This requires ...

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families
May 26, 2016

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

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"Substantial digital inequalities still exist....Among youth, being under-connected [to the internet] means that critical opportunities to develop creative projects, take advantage of educational media, explore extracurricular programs, and ...

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design
May 26, 2016

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design

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"A one-size-fits-all model of product development is all too often the norm in the children's media industry. The implications for equity here are of course, enormous." - Lori Takeuchi

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens
May 26, 2016

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens

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"As women farmers are often invisible, it is the responsibility of researchers, practitioners, and extension officers to tailor communication methods to women's needs so that they also can benefit from climate information services and adapt their ...

Media and Conflict in Myanmar: Opportunities for Media to Advance Peace
May 25, 2016

Media and Conflict in Myanmar: Opportunities for Media to Advance Peace

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"To build trust and reduce fear between citizen and state, respondents tended to prioritize media interventions, such as a participatory radio or television talk show that features state and national officials interacting with citizens." This ...

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media
May 25, 2016

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

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"By making these diverse reflections and youth contributions available to the public, we hope to continue and further stimulate the global conversation about both the challenges and opportunities children and youth face online." - Urs Gasser, ...

Geojournalism.org
May 24, 2016

Geojournalism.org

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"We've gotten to the point where data and the tools for explaining it are in the hands of journalists and communicators around the world. But to transform the global issues of climate change, deforestation, and air pollution into local, ...

How to Reach a Wider Audience for Your Research
May 24, 2016

How to Reach a Wider Audience for Your Research

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"By engaging with audiences, you many enter into conversations that lead to the co-creation of knowledge. This means not just a larger audience and higher metrics for the researchers themselves, but better and more relevant research for ...

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's Rights and Their Role in Society
May 23, 2016

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - An Arabic Radio Fiction Series on Women's ...

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"While the presence of the stars (Mona Zaki and Nancy Ajram), the fiction format and the captivating plot played a key role in attracting and entertaining the audience, conversations on social media, radio talk shows, public events and the ...

Family as Mediation - A Caribbean Perspective
May 20, 2016

Family as Mediation - A Caribbean Perspective

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"Through daily interactions, routines and most importantly relationships, family enacts and reproduces its values, which include ideas and practices around media engagement and use. It is through relationships that approaches of mediation are ...

Infomediaries and Accountability
May 20, 2016

Infomediaries and Accountability

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"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from transparent information - there is an emerging ...

Girl Rising
May 20, 2016

Girl Rising

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"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential. For many of the girls we profiled, they often found an ...

Media and Communication in Governance: It's Time for a Rethink
May 19, 2016

Media and Communication in Governance: It's Time for a Rethink

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This book chapter provides: a framework for thinking through the different development outcomes media support might achieve; arguments for why successful governance strategies are likely to involve a stronger media support focus in future; the ...

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts
May 18, 2016

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts

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"The evidence base for this area is weak despite much enthusiasm over the potential impact social media could have." This rapid review identifies recent literature on the role of social media plays in conflict management in post-conflict and ...

Social Media and Governance
May 17, 2016

Social Media and Governance

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"What is the recent evidence on the impact of social media on governance of social, political, and economic bodies? How is social media regulated and governed in low-income and fragile contexts?" This report presents links to, and an annotated ...

Improving Access to Justice through Information and Communication Technologies
May 17, 2016

Improving Access to Justice through Information and Communication Technologies

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This rapid literature review collates information about the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) - radio, television, phones, computers, and the internet - in access to justice initiatives. Seeking to support disadvantaged ...

Neenv (Shiksha Ka Sawal) Campaign
May 17, 2016

Neenv (Shiksha Ka Sawal) Campaign

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Launched in May 2015 in Sikar, a district of the Indian state Rajasthan in western India, Neenv (meaning "Foundation "in Hindi) is an initiative to strengthen 30,000+ government schools through citizen audit for quality public education for all ...

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