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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, ...

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 ...

Suaahara - Building Strong and Smart Families
October 19, 2017

Suaahara - Building Strong and Smart Families

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In an effort to improve the nutritional status of women and children in Nepal, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Population (MOH) and other partners, designed the ...

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 ...

Project Baduta
September 29, 2017

Project Baduta

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Launched in October 2013 by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the 4-year Project Baduta focuses on: improving maternal, infant feeding, and care practices at the community level, strengthening the delivery of nutrition services ...

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C
August 21, 2017

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C

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The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, offering profiles of each of the 17 programme countries. A ...

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Practices
June 15, 2017

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, ...

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This technical brief describes the social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) approach used by the Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) project, a multisector nutrition project implemented ...

Our Children, Our Media: A Guide for Caribbean Practitioners
May 12, 2017

Our Children, Our Media: A Guide for Caribbean Practitioners

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This media manual on responsible coverage of children's issues in the Caribbean was produced through a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)-sponsored project, implemented by the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) in partnership with the ...

Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh
April 27, 2017

Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass ...

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"As the global momentum for investing in nutrition ramps up, there is an urgent need for demonstrated large-scale solutions for improving the most fundamental of nutrition actions, i.e., home-based behaviors to improve the quality of diets. This ...

Social Franchising and a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Increased the Prevalence of Adequate Complementary Feeding in Vietnam: A Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation
April 27, 2017

Social Franchising and a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Increased the ...

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The Alive & Thrive (A&T) initiative, carried out in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, applied principles of social franchising within the government health system in Vietnam to improve the quality of interpersonal counseling (IPC) for ...

A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Work to Improve Maternal and Child Health
March 23, 2017

A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's ...

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"By working with governmental and non-governmental partners, BBC Media Action's content was able to go beyond mass media to reach those without access, spark discussion and deepen the impact of work to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn ...

Participatory Communication Strategy to Strengthen Household and Community Leadership for the Reduction of Chronic Malnutrition, Improved Hygiene and Crop Diversification
March 8, 2017

Participatory Communication Strategy to Strengthen Household and Community ...

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"The Strategy operates through influential members and decision-makers in homes, the community, and on communication media platforms, establishing bridges of cultural relevance and emphasizing the reasons and benefits of behavior change."

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides
February 22, 2017

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and ...

A Social and Behaviour Change Agenda for Inclusion and Equity in Education
February 2, 2017

A Social and Behaviour Change Agenda for Inclusion and Equity in Education

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"According to the World Education Forum Declaration, equity in education refers to fairness in education policy, provision and outcome."

The SHIKHA Project: Improving Knowledge and Practice of Infant and Child Feeding and Maternal Nutrition
January 9, 2017

The SHIKHA Project: Improving Knowledge and Practice of Infant and Child ...

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"Social and behavior change (SBC) interventions have been applied in the past to improve the diets and nutrition of pregnant women and children less than two years. However, knowledge gaps exist regarding the effectiveness of large-scale SBC ...

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

How a BBC Radio Programme Has Driven Child Vaccination Uptake in Somalia
December 6, 2016

How a BBC Radio Programme Has Driven Child Vaccination Uptake in Somalia

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"I used to believe [a child should] be treated by traditional medicine, but now I go to a doctor. Listening to the programme has made a great change to the way I think." - Father, Galkacyo, Somalia As described in this research brief from BBC ...

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and Community-Based Intervention Trial in East Java, Indonesia
November 28, 2016

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and ...

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"...novel theory-driven approaches which employ emotional motivators are capable of having an effect on improving dietary diversity and the regularity of vegetable and fruit intake among children aged 6-24 months." This study explored whether a ...

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication Initiatives Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Gender Norms, and Harmful Traditional Practices in Crisis-Affected Settings
October 25, 2016

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication ...

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"Participatory communication activities can spur discussion and engagement, empower individuals and groups, strengthen leadership and advocacy skills, and promote alternatives to norms and practices that propagate gender inequities and ...

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors
October 18, 2016

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition ...

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"The use of video as a SBCC medium offers several advantages when working in rural communities, such as more standardized content with fewer inconsistencies across educators and high receptivity and understanding among low-literacy ...

Community Perceptions of Behaviour Change Communication Interventions of the Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Programme in Rural Bangladesh: An Exploratory Study
August 24, 2016

Community Perceptions of Behaviour Change Communication Interventions of the ...

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"Our findings about community perceptions of the BCC tools, reveal that a well co-ordinated, simultaneous and repeated use of different channels are likely to continue to be useful to communicate and reinforce key, carefully structured messages ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

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"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief
July 13, 2016

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through ...

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"Many of the core components of malnutrition and hunger - the multigenerational effects, behavioral manifestations, gender inequality - have proven to be insurmountable for traditional interventions."

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 ...

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs for Girls: Results from a Randomized Controlled Study in Rural Bangladesh
April 26, 2016

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs ...

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"BALIKA results show that programs that educate girls, build their skills for modern livelihoods and engage their communities can reduce the likelihood of child marriage by one-third and produce better health, educational and social outcomes for ...

Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents (BALIKA)
April 26, 2016

Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for ...

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"As an intervention research initiative we chose to offer a package of activities that included the engagement of key actors and mentors from the community and active engagement of a research process to ensure that the effort produced rigorous ...

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh
February 4, 2016

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh

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"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"

Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!)
January 20, 2016

Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!)

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Launched in 2014, the Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!) project is working to create empowering learning contexts for marginalised girls in rural central and southern Malawi in order to keep girls in school. The project is training young female teachers ...

World's Largest Lesson
January 5, 2016

World's Largest Lesson

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"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world." Through its various entertaining yet educational resources and activities, this collaborative education project is ...

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

The Saturation+ Handbook: How to Design and Run Mass Media Campaigns
November 16, 2015

The Saturation+ Handbook: How to Design and Run Mass Media Campaigns

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"Intensity is key to any commercial advertising strategy, and yet it has been an underrated element of public health campaigning. Evidence suggests that achieving high exposure to messages is correlated with impact on behaviors..." This tool ...

Girls Empowered Stories of Change - Digital Storytelling Project
April 17, 2015

Girls Empowered Stories of Change - Digital Storytelling Project

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As part of the global Grassroots Girls Initiative (GGI), launched in 2006 by the Nike Foundation, Firelight Foundation (one of six partners who make up the GGI consortium), worked with three organisations in Malawi and Rwanda to identify and ...

Monster Network
April 7, 2015

Monster Network

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This is a multi-platform initiative that promotes the development of skills for safe and beneficial use of information and communication technology (ICT) amongst children between 3 and 7 years of age. It also seeks to provide opportunities for ...

Schools Transforming Territories
April 1, 2015

Schools Transforming Territories

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This Colombian project is aimed to strengthen the development of citizen capacities in public schools in Bogotá, through the "audiovisual systematization of significant experiences" of the citizenship construction concepts and peaceful ...

Escuela Audiovisual Infantil - EAI (Child Audiovisual School), Belén de los Andaquíes
March 31, 2015

Escuela Audiovisual Infantil - EAI (Child Audiovisual School), Belén de los ...

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This project, centred on community participatory communication, was created to give the children of Belén de los Andaquíes (Caquetá), Colombia, a place to "expand the project of living" through storytelling and media, in order to move away from ...

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign
March 26, 2015

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign

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"The Wazazi Nipendeni campaign demonstrates the importance of multi-media campaigns in improving safe motherhood outcomes among pre- and post-natal women in Tanzania."

Revela2 en Campoalto, una estrategia de intervención en programas de educación orientada al trabajo
March 14, 2015

Revela2 en Campoalto, una estrategia de intervención en programas de ...

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El proyecto “Revela2 en Campoalto” hace parte de la Estrategia de Eduentretenimiento "Revela2, desde todas las posiciones", una plataforma multimedial de comunicación que se viene implementando en Colombia desde el año 2010 con el objetivo de ...

Yo decido
March 13, 2015

Yo decido

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Para contribuir a fortalecer los sitemas de protección a favor de la infancia y la juventud en Guatemala, desde 2013 la organización Paz Joven en alianza con UNICEF ha emprendido una serie de estrategias para que los gobiernos locales lleven a ...

Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project
March 13, 2015

Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project

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Since July 2012, Plan International has been using mobile phone videos to reach out to remote communities in Uganda to share best practices in supporting the early childhood care and development (ECCD) needs of young children. In collaboration ...

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub
March 12, 2015

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub

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This 4-page brief discusses how Girl Hub used a story collection research methodology called SenseMaker to help generate girl-centred evidence to inform girls' empowerment interventions. The brief outlines what Sensemaker is, provides examples of ...

Girl Hub Programme
March 12, 2015

Girl Hub Programme

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The Girl Hub initiative is working to improve girls' lives in Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Nigeria through advances in education, health, safety, and economic opportunity. By providing safe spaces, engaging with leaders, and producing communication and ...

Monstruos en Red
March 10, 2015

Monstruos en Red

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Es una iniciativa multi plataforma que promueve el desarrollo de habilidades para el uso seguro y beneficioso de las TIC en los niños y niñas entre 3 y 7 años.  Así mismo, se busca ofrecer oportunidades para que madres, padres, cuidadores y ...

Escuela Audiovisual Infantil, Belén de los Andaquíes
March 5, 2015

Escuela Audiovisual Infantil, Belén de los Andaquíes

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Proyecto de comunicación comunitaria creado con el fin de entregarle a los habitantes de Belén de los Andaquíes (Caquetá), especialmente a los niños y niñas, un lugar donde logren ampliar su proyecto de vida y alejarse de las consecuencias del ...

Corruption in Schools Campaign
March 3, 2015

Corruption in Schools Campaign

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Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media ...

Bingwa Magazine
February 16, 2015

Bingwa Magazine

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Published since 2009, Bingwa magazine for children is intended to be a source of information, advice, and fun for children aged 9-14. It also offers a space for children to speak up and be heard, with a particular focus on fighting corruption and ...

Vojo Brasil
February 12, 2015

Vojo Brasil

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Vojo es una plataforma móvil desarrollada en el Instituto del Centro de Tecnología para Medios Cívicos de Massachusetts.

Voces Moviles (VozMob)
February 12, 2015

Voces Moviles (VozMob)

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Es una plataforma para que jóvenes y adultos trabajadores y trabajadoras inmigrantes latinos puedan crear historias sobre sus vidas y comunidades directamente desde su teléfono celular. VozMob se apropia de la tecnología para promover la ...

The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda
February 12, 2015

The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda

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This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and ...

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