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Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: Secretariat Annual Report 2016
November 1, 2016

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: ...

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"Civil society organizations [CSOs]...were specifically invited to submit reports focusing on their efforts to improve ownership, leadership and accountability from national and subnational authorities."

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and Skills Development Through Radio and Community Dialogue
August 26, 2016

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and ...

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This case study looks at a youth-focused communication for development intervention in Uganda carried out in partnership with the Straight Talk Foundation as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) ...

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa in Polio Immunization: Overview of Tracking, Cross-Border, Operations, and Communication Strategies
August 3, 2016

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa ...

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Building on the experience of the 2013-2014 wild poliovirus (WPV) outbreak in the Horn of Africa, this study examines applied strategies that helped to engage pastoralists of the Somali cluster (Somalia, Somali Region of Ethiopia, and North-East ...

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming
July 6, 2016

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for ...

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"The cross-section between education and peacebuilding programs remains a largely uncharted territory....The nexus between the two sectors requires both new knowledge and evidence about the ways in which education and peacebuilding can ...

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
July 6, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change

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"Participatory Theatre for Change is a creative approach used with and by communities and groups to collectively research and critically analyse their own situation, develop and perform artistic and cultural content that reflects their reality, ...

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation
June 27, 2016

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change ...

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"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts fail to communicate: the human stories of ...

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy
June 27, 2016

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy

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With its goal to protect the lives of children, Ouro Negro (Black Gold) in Mozambique is a national entertainment-education (EE) radio drama designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Radio Mozambique, PCI Media Impact, and the ...

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the Context of Polio Outbreak Response
May 31, 2016

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the ...

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"Overall, the SMS approach did reach a large number of people in a short time compared to conventional methods like interpersonal communication, which in this case would have increased security risks for the community mobilisers." This paper ...

Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia: Shaping/Redefining Communication for Development Actions Based on Lessons Learned from Global and Ethiopian Evidence
March 9, 2016

Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia: Shaping/Redefining Communication for ...

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"By focusing on increasing female teachers and supporting girls' completion of primary school (or more years of schooling) I believe we could play a catalytic role in changing the perception of valuing girls' education by all, and potentially ...

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: Secretariat Annual Report 2015
November 12, 2015

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: ...

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"Civil society organizations [CSOs] were specifically invited to submit reports focusing on their efforts to improve community participation and demand for immunization..."

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and Rift Valley Provinces, Kenya
October 5, 2015

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and ...

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"Soap was available to children in a minority of schools, limiting the students' ability to wash their hands, regardless of their knowledge and desire to do so. At home, nearly half the school children reported that soap was unavailable to them ...

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of Polio Vaccination Campaigns?
July 24, 2015

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of ...

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"I wouldn't have allowed those vaccinators with the medical jackets who knock on my door, to enter my home, if it were not for the programme." - Father, Galkayo As described in this research brief from BBC Media Action and as explained in ...

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia
June 11, 2015

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia

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"...the widespread penetration and use of phones in Somalia meant that it was appropriate for reaching hard-to-reach communities and represented a relevant mechanism to deliver health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information."

Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report
December 11, 2014

Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report

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"The CFS concept is founded on the notion of 'inclusion' - and this means inclusion of every single child, no matter what their background or circumstance, in quality learning activities."

Impact Data - Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai
November 20, 2014

Impact Data - Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai

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Launched on World Health Day, April 7 2008, and broadcast until the end of 2011, this Hindi entertainment-education (EE) serial was designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to reach women and frontline workers in India's ...

An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the Production Process
November 20, 2014

An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the ...

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"UNICEF India's television soap opera Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai bears testament to entertainment-education's (E-E) efficacy in fostering positive social and behavioural change."

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental Immunization Activities: Lessons from Kenya Measles Vaccination Campaign, November 2012
October 24, 2014

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental ...

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"Using mobile phone-based technologies can create platforms for real-time evidence-based innovations in immunizations service communication and service delivery."

Role of Social Mobilization in Tackling the Resistance to Polio Eradication Program in Underserved Communities of Aligarh, India
October 24, 2014

Role of Social Mobilization in Tackling the Resistance to Polio Eradication ...

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This paper describes a cross-sectional study conducted to assess the impact of social mobilisation on families in Aligarh, India who are resistant to giving polio drops to their children. Considering that there is a history of Muslim resistance ...

Assessing the Effectiveness of House-to-House Visits on Routine Oral Polio Immunization Completion and Tracking of Defaulters
October 22, 2014

Assessing the Effectiveness of House-to-House Visits on Routine Oral Polio ...

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"The usefulness of household visitation as a strategy to improving coverage of routine polio vaccination, one of the four pillars of the global polio eradication strategy, has not been documented previously." Recognising that strengthening ...

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and Defense Forces: Experiences and Lessons from East, West and Central Africa
October 9, 2014

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and ...

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This 89-page report discusses the experience and impact of working with security and defence force personnel to build capacity around child protection, with specific focus on insights gained from trainings conducted by Save the Children in East, ...

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
September 22, 2014

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: ...

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"Key to the Joint Programme's success is encouraging communities to act collectively..." This 52-page report reflects on the experience of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is being implemented in 15 ...

Understanding the Role of mHealth and Other Media Interventions for Behavior Change to Enhance Child Survival and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Evidence Review
September 18, 2014

Understanding the Role of mHealth and Other Media Interventions for Behavior ...

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"Health professionals, governments, and researchers have implemented a number of interventions to address the health of children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), often focusing on improving the coverage and quality of interventions of ...

August 4, 2014

Nutrition Promotion in Mali: Highlights of a Rural Integrated Nutrition ...

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Nutrition Promotion in Mali:Highlights of a Rural Integrated Nutrition Communication Program (1989–1995). Journal of Nutrition Education, 29(5), 274-280. Abstract 

June 8, 2014

Implementation and evaluation of the Reaching Every District (RED) strategy ...

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Ryman, T. K., Trakroo, A., Wallace, A., Gupta, S. K., Wilkins, K., Mehta, P., & Dietz, V. (2011). Implementation and evaluation of the Reaching Every District (RED) strategy in Assam, India, 2005–2008. Vaccine, 29(14), 2555-2560. ABSTRACT

June 6, 2014

Mainstreaming nutrition into maternal and child health programmes: scaling ...

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Bhandari, N., Kabir, A.K., & Salam, M.A. (2008) Mainstreaming nutrition into maternal and child health programmes: scaling up of exclusive breastfeeding. Matern Child Nutr, 4(Suppl 1), 5-23. Abstract

Enhancing Child Survival and Development in Lower- and Middle- Income Countries by Achieving Population-Level Behavior Change
June 4, 2014

Enhancing Child Survival and Development in Lower- and Middle- Income ...

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This guest editorial from the Journal of Health Communication considers behaviours that can end preventable child deaths and ensure health child development. "These include healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, giving quality antenatal care ...

Building human capacity through early childhood interventions: The Child Development Research Programme at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
June 3, 2014

Building human capacity through early childhood interventions: The Child ...

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Walker, Chang, Powell, & Baker-Henningham. (2012).  Building human capacity through early childhood interventions: The Child Development Research Programme at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, ...

June 3, 2014

A systematic review of education and evidence-based practice interventions ...

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Spiby, H., McCormick, F., Wallace, L., Renfrew, M.J., D’Souza, L., & Dyson L. (2009). A systematic review of education and evidence-based practice interventions with health professionals and breast feeding counsellors on duration of breast ...

Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools
March 10, 2014

Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools

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"The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection." This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection ...

Ethical Principles, Dilemmas and Risks in Collecting Data on Violence against Children
March 10, 2014

Ethical Principles, Dilemmas and Risks in Collecting Data on Violence ...

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"Ethical guidelines are crucial when carrying out research on violence against children (VAC)."

February 3, 2014

USAID Evidence Summit Partners

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USAID Evidence Summit Partners:

UNICEF Communication for Development Support to Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction in East Asia and the Pacific: A Review
January 9, 2014

UNICEF Communication for Development Support to Public Health Preparedness ...

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific Regional Office EAPRO) began this review process, culminating in this publication, to analyse the thematic and technical debates about communication for development (C4D) and ...

December 12, 2013

The health benefits of social mobilization: experiences with community-based ...

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Harkins, T., C. Drasbek, et al. (2008). "The health benefits of social mobilization: experiences with community-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness in Chao, Peru and San Luis, Honduras." Promotion & Education 15(2): 15-20. ...

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study
November 25, 2013

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study

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Amouzou, A., O. Habi, et al. (2012). "Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study." Lancet 380(9848): 1169-1178.

November 15, 2013

World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund Joint Statement on ...

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Young, M., Wolfheim, C., Marsh, D. R., & Hammamy, D. (2012). World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund Joint Statement on Integrated Community Case Management: An Equity-Focused Strategy to Improve Access to Essential Treatment ...

November 7, 2013

Qualitative research to identify solutions to local barriers to care-seeking ...

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Bedford, J. (2012). Qualitative research to identify solutions to local barriers to care-seeking and treatment for diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia in select high burden countries: Niger (pp. 88): Anthrologica, UNICEF.

How Effective Are Community Health Workers?
October 25, 2013

How Effective Are Community Health Workers?

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"The purpose of this review is to assess the effectiveness of CHW programs, with particular emphasis on how they have or how they might assist countries in achieving the health-related MDGs." In recognition of the needs for achieving the ...

October 21, 2013

The Zambian Early Childhood Development Project 2010 Assessment Final Report

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Fink, G., Matafwali, B., Moucheraud, C., & Simmons Zuilkowski, S. (2012). The Zambian Early Childhood Development Project 2010 Assessment Final Report (pp. 41).

Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication for Development Strategies to Support and Empower Marginalized Adolescent Girls
October 17, 2013

Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication ...

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"The integration of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the Communication for Development (C4D) toolbox offers an additional means for challenging unequal power relations and increasing participation of marginalized girls in ...

Problem or Promise? Harnessing Youth Potential in Uganda
August 6, 2013

Problem or Promise? Harnessing Youth Potential in Uganda

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"Uganda has the world’s youngest population and the highest prevalence of poverty among itsyouth. Of its population of 30.7 million, 57 percent are below the age of 18... Uganda’s youth hold the key to their country’s social and economic ...

Methods for Evaluating the Impact of Vertical Programs on Health Systems: Protocol for a Study on the Impact of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on Strengthening Routine Immunization and Primary Health Care
August 5, 2013

Methods for Evaluating the Impact of Vertical Programs on Health Systems: ...

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"Our experience, described throughout this paper, indicates that both qualitative and quantitative approaches, undertaken systematically, have clear and substantial explanatory power. Vertical programs are of course planned and carried out by ...

Global Vaccine Action Plan: Report by the Secretariat
June 4, 2013

Global Vaccine Action Plan: Report by the Secretariat

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One year after the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) - a roadmap to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to vaccines for people in all communities - Member States expressed support ...

May 17, 2013

Case Study: Uganda Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review

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UNICEF. (2009). Case Study: Uganda Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review (pp. 47). Methods: This case study is one of six in a review of the contributions of UNICEF and its partners to infant and young child feeding (IYCF). The Uganda ...

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study
April 2, 2013

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study

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Amouzou, A., Habi, O., Bensaid, K., & Niger Countdown Case Study Working, G. (2012). Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study. Lancet, 380(9848), 1169-1178. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(12)61376-2

An Early Window of Opportunity for Promoting Girls' Health: Policy Implications of the Girl's Puberty Book Project in Tanzania
March 13, 2013

An Early Window of Opportunity for Promoting Girls' Health: Policy ...

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"Given the numerous health-related risks faced by adolescent girls and women in low-income countries, such as infection with HIV/AIDS, unsafe abortions, and gender-based violence, attention to policy and programming that aim to ensure that girls ...

Evaluation of Adolescents: Agents of Positive Change Programme (2005-2011)
March 5, 2013

Evaluation of Adolescents: Agents of Positive Change Programme (2005-2011)

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"We have to create the space for adolescent participation and adapt for the situation. The youth are demanding it. We just need to create the platforms for it....Youth has significant contributions to make." - UNICEF Egypt team

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