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May 24, 2017

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive

"In many countries throughout the developing world, women’s associations can be influential advocacy and education organizations that represent the voices of mothers to government and legislative...

May 24, 2017

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

"[W]ho bargains, who is excluded, and what barriers block entry to the policy arena determine the selection and implementation of policies and, consequently, their impact on development outcomes."

May 19, 2017

Human Rights Defenders under Threat - A Shrinking Space for Civil Society

This report is part of Amnesty International's global advocacy campaign Brave, launched to combat measures by authoritarian leaders and other actors (state and non-state) with power to threaten and...

May 18, 2017

Women and Countering Violent Extremism

"Prevention is a major aspect of CVE, aiming to get at the root causes and factors that contribute to extremism and terrorism, by engaging with individuals, communities and others." This Helpdesk...

May 17, 2017

Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms are Working with Communities

"Early experiments and innovators have learned a lot about how to weave engagement into the reporting process, but there is still a long way to go to ensure these practices are widespread. Investing...

May 16, 2017

Keeping up the Pressure: Enhancing the Sustainability of Protest Movements

"With formal spaces for participation closing across the globe, citizens are more likely to take to the streets to have their voices heard and press for change. This study shows that the...

May 16, 2017

Vibrant Information for Just, Prosperous, and Inclusive Societies

"People need to generate, access, engage with, and disseminate high-quality news and information in order to make informed decisions, hold those in power accountable, and take actions that will...

May 15, 2017

Media and Civic Engagement: From Protests to Dialogue

"[V]ibrant media and informed citizen engagement are essential for ensuring progress and more transparent and participatory policymaking." The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the...

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Democracy and Governance

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May 10, 2017

"In Ghana, as in most countries, there is no systematic or easy way to provide inputs on citizen satisfaction and preferences to decision-...

May 9, 2017

Author:  BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, originally posted on...

May 9, 2017

"How can we adjust our democratic formulas so that they are more sustainable, powerful, fulfilling - and, well, democratic? Some of the parts...

May 4, 2017

"Whereas the users of earlier, targeted transparency initiatives and 'right to know' policies had to rely on disclosers of information and...

May 2, 2017

Featuring reflections on civil society strategies to create a more enabling environment, this paper draws on the findings of the Enabling...

May 2, 2017

"The Enabling Environment National Assessments (EENA) process, a national civil society-led participative research process, demonstrates the...

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