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Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore
March 23, 2017

Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore

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Every day in Bangladesh, more than 320 newborn babies die, and women have a 1 in 110 chance of dying during childbirth. Lack of knowledge, social and cultural barriers, and inequitable access to services, particularly in lower socio-economic ...

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge for Health East Africa Field Project
March 16, 2017

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge ...

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"Knowledge management interventions positively improved effectiveness and efficiency of knowledge sharing and use of knowledge management techniques among ECSA-HC staff members." This research brief looks at the process and effects of knowledge ...

Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs?
March 9, 2017

Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs?

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"Although the range of contraceptives includes methods for men, namely condoms, vasectomy and withdrawal that men use directly, and the Standard Days Method (SDM) that requires their participation, family planning programming has primarily ...

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative: Effects of a Digital Health Training Package on Client Family Planning Behaviors
March 3, 2017

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative: Effects of a Digital Health ...

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"Knowledge management methods such as eLearning courses and Toolkits provide curated and synthesized collections of selected health information that fieldworkers can easily access and apply in their daily work, and then diffuse this knowledge and ...

Senegal Behavior Change Communication Research: Kaolack Endline Report
February 27, 2017

Senegal Behavior Change Communication Research: Kaolack Endline Report

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"The assumption is that if parents believe that home literacy and language activities can enhance the success of children in school, and if they have specific tools to use, they will develop more self-efficacy, that is to say, belief that they ...

Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency Settings in Uganda: Testing the 'Zero Tolerance Village Alliance' Intervention
February 23, 2017

Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency ...

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“The global refugee crisis is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) exacerbates the already dire situation in refugee settings, and is both a prevalent concern and a complex phenomenon ...

Communicating Research: Policymakers' Perspective
February 21, 2017

Communicating Research: Policymakers' Perspective

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"This policy brief summarizes policymakers’ perspectives on what constitutes barriers to evidence-informed policymaking. It also presents strategies for making research results more accessible to high-level policymakers at the country level, ...

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability
February 21, 2017

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability

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"Media’s role in shaping public dialogue can help to bridge the gap between information provision and political action, developing more inclusive and effective patterns of interaction between state and society. Supporting people from across ...

Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and Responsiveness to Small-scale Farmers in Tanzania
February 7, 2017

Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and ...

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“Many Communication for Development (C4D) initiatives aimed at reaching remote or rural audiences use radio and mobile technologies to ensure that small-scale farmers have the information they need when they need it. However, few look at the ...

IDEAS (Innovating, Designing, Evaluating and Applying to Small-Scale Projects) Guide and Facilitators' Guide
February 2, 2017

IDEAS (Innovating, Designing, Evaluating and Applying to Small-Scale ...

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"...a resource to develop your evaluation plans before you begin a new project, so that during the journey you have a strategy and tools to help you watch and listen to the changing situation around you....Incorporating evaluation and learning ...

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About m-Nutrition, m-Agriculture and m-Development
February 1, 2017

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About ...

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"The purpose of this paper is to assist would-be implementers and evaluators to understand the landscape they are operating in, so they can design nutrition and agriculture interventions that stand the greatest chance of working, and evaluation ...

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe
January 26, 2017

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe

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"Despite progress in supply scale-up, Zimbabwe is falling well short of its target of 80 per cent VMMC coverage by 2015 (WHO 2011), underlining the urgent need to identify and scale up effective interventions that increase demand for VMMC."

Pop Culture with a Purpose: Violence against Women in Bangladesh - Edutainment
January 12, 2017

Pop Culture with a Purpose: Violence against Women in Bangladesh - Edutainment

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Observing that violence against women (VAW) and adolescent girls is a systemic and engrained problem in Bangladesh, Oxfam Novib worked with a group of local partners in Bangladesh, including BRAC, WE CAN, HASAB (HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance ...

Digital Citizens: Countering Extremism Online
January 9, 2017

Digital Citizens: Countering Extremism Online

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"...there is a dearth of high quality resources designed to increase the resilience of young people to extremism and radicalisation in a digital context, and those explicitly digital citizenship resources that do exist do not substantively ...

Care Groups and Behaviour Change: Lessons from Karamoja
February 21, 2017

Care Groups and Behaviour Change: Lessons from Karamoja

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"The Care Group approach in Karamoja is a good example of an intervention gradually learning to harness the power of mothers working together to improve their health and that of their children." This learning paper describes a social and ...

Now Girls Know Their Rights - Lessons From an Intervention on Child Marriage and  Female Genital Mutilation in Mara Region, Tanzania
February 16, 2017

Now Girls Know Their Rights - Lessons From an Intervention on Child Marriage ...

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"Child marriage and FGM are deeply engrained traditions that are fuelled by a mix of social norms on sexuality, social pressure, and structural factors including poverty, lack of options and an ineffective legal framework. The combination of FGM ...

Using Advertisements to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in South Africa
January 25, 2017

Using Advertisements to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male ...

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“Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces HIV transmission by between 51 and 76 per cent, yet take-up of this fully subsidised service remains low in much of the region of the world most heavily afflicted with the HIV/AIDS pandemic (WHO ...

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 ...

Webinar: Communication for Development Monitoring & Evaluation in Polio Outbreaks
January 6, 2017

Webinar: Communication for Development Monitoring & Evaluation in Polio ...

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This November 11 2016 webinar examines monitoring and evaluating communication for development (C4D) implementation and community engagement (CE) interventions in polio outbreaks. The host of the webinar is Alex McPhedran, Communication and ...

Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Awareness, and Behavior in Indonesian Youths: A Multi-Method Communication and Social Media Approach
January 6, 2017

Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Awareness, and Behavior in Indonesian ...

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The research presented in this paper provides insights to inform how practitioners design counter trafficking in persons (C-TIP) awareness-raising materials, both in general and specifically within Indonesia, where the research was conducted. The ...

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments

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"Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical for understanding the performance of aid, ensuring accountability to affected populations and donors, and allowing effective continuation of programmes amid insecurity. Nonetheless, insecurity can ...

Child Participation Assessment Tool
January 4, 2017

Child Participation Assessment Tool

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"We carefully analysed the views expressed by children, because they gave us a deep insight into the reality - or sometimes the frustrations - a child faces when communicating and interacting in an adult-dominated world." - Snežana ...

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 ...

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
December 13, 2016

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and ...

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"Policies and programmes to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities are more effective when systems are in place to record, report, measure and monitor health data, analyse such evidence and apply it to design effective strategies." ...

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

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 ...

WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence Against Women
December 1, 2016

WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence ...

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Developed in conjunction with a global network of researchers, scientists, and practitioners on violence against women (VAW), these World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations offer guidance on how to address questions specific to conducting ...

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 ...

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with Democratic Processes in Tanzania?
November 18, 2016

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with ...

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"New research has found that the programme provided valuable information about the elections and voting process, addressed apathy (encouraging many to participate in various stages of the process) and inspired some listeners to maintain peace ...

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?
November 17, 2016

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?

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"This briefing, based on quantitative data from seven countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sierra Leone), outlines the links between watching and listening to governance programmes and political participation, as ...

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster Preparedness Measures in Bangladesh?
November 17, 2016

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster ...

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"Amrai Pari (Together We Can Do It)...a reality TV programme...visits communities in the areas of the country most susceptible to environmental hazards and challenges them to work together with their neighbours and local traders to make their ...

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance
November 9, 2016

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance

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"Accountability is enhanced when citizens play an active role in making demands and when officials are expected to respond to those demands with satisfactory answers and actions." This research on BBC Media Action's governance programmes for ...

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress Report July-December 2015
November 3, 2016

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress ...

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With an estimated 193,500 children under the age of 14 years living with HIV and more than half not yet into care in Uganda, ICCO Cooperation is implementing a two year project towards reducing the number of new HIV infections among infants in ...

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."

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016
October 31, 2016

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016

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"The project has created a dynamic which will allow us to change the destiny of our communities." - Sofia, aged 24, MRMV youth group member, Niger

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report
October 31, 2016

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report

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My Rights My Voice (MRMV) is a multi-country programme implemented by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Québec, and their partners with the aim of engaging marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services. (See Related ...

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 ...

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Governance Programming
October 25, 2016

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media ...

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"The media is a prism through which we see those in power. In many cases, media not only reflects inequalities between men and women but also amplifies and entrenches them." Based on the experience of BBC Media Action’s work in producing factual ...

Review of the Humanitarian Response in Nepal: A Focus on Inclusion and Accountability
October 24, 2016

Review of the Humanitarian Response in Nepal: A Focus on Inclusion and ...

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"...accountability and inclusion are not an add-on, they are a different way to work." This review looks at diverse projects funded by the Humanitarian Coalition and carried out by Humanitarian Coalition member organisations - CARE Canada, Oxfam ...

Evaluating Humanitarian Action Guide
October 21, 2016

Evaluating Humanitarian Action Guide

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Although evaluation of humanitarian action (EHA) faces many of the same challenges of other sectors (e.g., international development), a number of these are intensified due to the volatile contexts in which humanitarians operate and the nature of ...

Citizen Voice in Afghanistan: Evaluation of National Solidarity Programme III
October 19, 2016

Citizen Voice in Afghanistan: Evaluation of National Solidarity Programme III

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Presented as part of Oxfam's Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15, this report documents the findings of a qualitative impact evaluation that used process tracing to assess the effectiveness of the National Solidarity Programme III (NSP III) in ...

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 ...

The Impact of SASA!, A Community Mobilisation Intervention, on Women's Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence: Secondary Findings from a Cluster Randomised Trial in Kampala, Uganda
October 13, 2016

The Impact of SASA!, A Community Mobilisation Intervention, on Women's ...

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"Little is known about how to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) against women....Recent evidence from sub-Saharan Africa, including earlier analysis from the SASA! Study, shows that community-based interventions can prevent IPV by ...

Strengthening Independent Media in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Performance Evaluation of USAID Strengthening Independent Media (SIM) Activity
September 30, 2016

Strengthening Independent Media in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Performance ...

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This performance evaluation examined the results of the 5-year media assistance programme Strengthening Independent Media (SIM) in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and the effects of the programme on BiH's overall media landscape. Launched in October ...

Final Evaluation: Democracy and Development in Action through Media and Empowerment (DAME) 2012-2014
September 26, 2016

Final Evaluation: Democracy and Development in Action through Media and ...

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This report presents the results of the final evaluation of the Democracy and Development in Action through Media and Empowerment (DAME) project, implemented by Search for Common Ground-Timor-Leste (SFCG-TL) in collaboration with partners Belun, ...

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations
September 20, 2016

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations

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"Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women's reproductive health to also focus on meeting men's own reproductive health needs and engaging men as ...

Voice and Accountability Tool
September 7, 2016

Voice and Accountability Tool

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This tool is designed to support groups in evaluating their capacity to conduct advocacy programmes and improve their performance. It was produced by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), which is the official aid agency of the ...

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development Army and Impacting the Wider Community
September 1, 2016

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development ...

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"Listening groups, based on BBC Media Action’s health programmes, are adding value to the Ethiopian government’s Health Development Army, a network of volunteers tasked with learning about key health behaviours and leading others in their ...

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) ...

How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact Evaluation
August 23, 2016

How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical ...

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It is our hope that this manual opens the door for the reader to a truly powerful set of tools that allow for us to understand the implications of human welfare programs, in the process providing crucial information about what works and what does ...

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