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The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies into Participatory Governance Processes in the Philippines
November 20, 2017

The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies ...

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"By avoiding the techno-centric gaze and adopting the standpoint of non-users, we were able to better understand the barriers to technology access, explaining non-use as well as the power relationships embedded in these non-actions."

A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies
November 20, 2017

A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies

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"Recent public health emergencies, most notably Ebola, have shown the potential of community engagement as are source that can either help or hinder institutional responses to emergencies. It demonstrated that public health emergencies cannot be ...

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom
November 17, 2017

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to ...

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"[A]ctivists are building digital rights movements from the ground up, launching national policy dialogues, and fighting to establish new norms and Internet standards. Understanding which of these efforts are successful, and sharing this ...

Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
November 17, 2017

Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia

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This document from JSI's Coordination and Implementation of Child Health Record Redesigns Project summarises two home-based records (HBR) redesign efforts in Madagascar and Ethiopia, including the background and rationale for considering a ...

Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and Interventions
November 17, 2017

Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and ...

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"...the lack of intensive participation of the users has been a major impediment to designing, implementing and evaluating more powerful health literacy interventions."

Assessment of Source of Information for Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities in 2014 and 2015, Somali, Ethiopia
November 16, 2017

Assessment of Source of Information for Polio Supplementary Immunization ...

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Considering that communication is considered key for the successful implementation of polio vaccination campaigns, the purpose of this study is to review and analyse the sources of information utilised by caregivers during polio supplementary ...

Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases
November 16, 2017

Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of ...

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"A consumer-focused system would recognize the principles of behavioural economics to encourage and enable people to adopt healthier behaviour across all aspects of their lives. Individuals would be supported in this effort by a network of ...

Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes
November 15, 2017

Girls' Clubs and Empowerment Programmes

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"This note highlights examples of girls’ clubs that have led to increasingly gender equitable attitudes and practices, from programmes in Burkina Faso to Bangladesh." This research and practice note from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ...

WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance
November 14, 2017

WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance

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"The communication of knowledge is a double-edged sword: on the one hand, knowledge may clearly empower; on the other, it may lead to injury, stigmatization or discrimination." The World Health Organization (WHO) defines surveillance as "the ...

Perceptions and Experiences of Childhood Vaccination Communication Strategies among Caregivers and Health Workers in Nigeria: A Qualitative Study
November 14, 2017

Perceptions and Experiences of Childhood Vaccination Communication ...

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"Communication about vaccination involves more than the message but is also influenced by the environment and the attitudes of the deliverer and receiver. It is pertinent for health policy makers and programme managers to understand these factors ...

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
November 14, 2017

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after ...

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"Many Puerto Ricans can't get the information they need related to recovery issues, and their voices are not being heard. People are isolated, and don’t have any way to relay what they're seeing and experiencing in their communities."

People-Centred Approach and Cross-Cutting Dimensions: Best Practices from Food Security Clusters/Sectors
November 13, 2017

People-Centred Approach and Cross-Cutting Dimensions: Best Practices from ...

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"The promotion of leadership and participation of affected populations in programming, planning, monitoring and evaluating is essential to shape humanitarian response." This document from the Global Food Security Cluster (gFSC) is meant to ...

Media Approaches to Communicating for Development
November 13, 2017

Media Approaches to Communicating for Development

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In June 2017, a group of researchers from Australian universities and practitioners from different not-for-profit organisations came together to share knowledge and experience in the study and practice of communication for development (C4D). The ...

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV
November 9, 2017

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of ...

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"Action on the recommendations in this guideline requires a strategy that is informed by evidence, appropriate to the local context, and responsive to the needs and rights of women living with HIV."

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision-Making, Policies, Programmes: Perspectives from the Field
November 9, 2017

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

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This study presents and analyses the experiences of youth who are participating in HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decision-making, policies, and programmes. By combining a literature review of evaluation evidence with in-depth ...

Youth Leadership: An Annotated Bibliography and Reflections and Recommendations from the Evidence Base
November 8, 2017

Youth Leadership: An Annotated Bibliography and Reflections and ...

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"While young people, especially those under 18 years old, may often be excluded from a number of formal political leadership roles, such as running for office, the studies make a case for understanding youth leadership as an ever-evolving concept ...

Art, Development and Peace: Working with Adolescents Living in Internally Displaced People's Camps in Mindanao
November 8, 2017

Art, Development and Peace: Working with Adolescents Living in Internally ...

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"This study shows how the collaborative forms of art and media used by the programme are avenues for the inclusion of adolescents in the post-emergency response, as they offer them a channel to both communicate with one another and to express ...

2017 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan
November 7, 2017

2017 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan

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The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) Working Group (WG) facilitates a yearly SAGE independent review of the implementation of the Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) and assessment of progress. In 2016, SAGE ...

Indonesia's Village Law: Enabler or Constraint for More Accountable Governance?
November 7, 2017

Indonesia's Village Law: Enabler or Constraint for More Accountable Governance?

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"With particular relevance for accountable governance, we reflect on the way that different local governance actors exercise their agency, and how the interactions between them shape and reproduce the new structures offered by the Village Law."

Gender and Resilience: From Theory to Practice
November 7, 2017

Gender and Resilience: From Theory to Practice

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"One year into the implementation of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme, this working paper reflects on progress in linking gender equality and resilience within development projects." This ...

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and Political Environment
November 7, 2017

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and ...

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This case study looks at the experience of Alliance Burundaise Contre le SIDA (ABS) implementing the Link Up project in Burundi. Link-Up was a five-country project (2013-2016) that was designed to improve the sexual and reproductive health and ...

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 ...

Using Behavioral Science to Design a Peer Comparison Intervention for Postabortion Family Planning in Nepal
November 6, 2017

Using Behavioral Science to Design a Peer Comparison Intervention for ...

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"In the case at hand, behavioral economics can provide effective tools to help identify barriers that may be standing in the way of strongly motivated, well-trained providers' ability to administer quality services to clients, despite their ...

Young at Heart: How to Be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century
November 3, 2017

Young at Heart: How to Be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century

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This document describes the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)'s journey of youth services and participation. IPPF's Strategic Framework (2016-2022) shows how the Federation is embracing young people as partners and ensuring that ...

Open Data and Transparent Value Chains in Agriculture: A Review of the Literature
November 2, 2017

Open Data and Transparent Value Chains in Agriculture: A Review of the ...

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"In the context of smallholder agriculture, which contains a large and at times complicated number of value chain actors, unequal access to information leads certain actors to be on the losing end of the transactions that take place within the ...

Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support Early Childhood Interventions
November 2, 2017

Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support ...

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"Parents play an integral role as active agents on behalf of their children. Simplified, program participation and engagement are often assumed to be the result of an active evaluation by parents about costs versus benefits. This evaluation is ...

Efforts to Monitor Global Progress on Individual and Community Demand for Immunization: Development of Definitions and Indicators for the Global Vaccine Action Plan Strategic Objective 2
November 2, 2017

Efforts to Monitor Global Progress on Individual and Community Demand for ...

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"Demand for vaccines and vaccination is a complex concept that is not external to supply systems but rather encompasses the interaction between human behaviors and system structure and dynamics." The Second Strategic Objective (SO2) of the ...

GIS Support for the 2016 MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa
November 1, 2017

GIS Support for the 2016 MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa

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"Based on the interviews, it is possible to conclude that GIS support was a very important enabler - although not a critical factor - in the vaccination campaign. GIS support allowed MSF staff to complete their work more quickly, more safely and ...

Gender Equality, Women's Voice and Resilience: Guidance Note for Practitioners
October 31, 2017

Gender Equality, Women's Voice and Resilience: Guidance Note for Practitioners

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"The purpose of this guidance note is to provide CARE and partners with direction for integrating gender equality and women’s voice into their resilience-related work." This guidance note, part of the CARE 2020 Programme Strategy, offers ...

Persuading Others to Avoid Persuasion: Inoculation Theory and Resistant Health Attitudes
October 30, 2017

Persuading Others to Avoid Persuasion: Inoculation Theory and Resistant ...

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"Health is an especially robust area for inoculation research. A wide variety of issues fit within the theory's boundary conditions (e.g., the 'right' attitude in place, likely attack messages from peers, media, etc.) The stakes, too, are high, ...

Defining and Building a Data Use Culture
October 30, 2017

Defining and Building a Data Use Culture

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"Countries and organizations can improve health outcomes by introducing interventions or technologies that put the right information at the right time in the hands of the right people so they can make better decisions."

Communication for Development and Social Change: Influencing Social Norms for an Inclusive Society in Montenegro
October 27, 2017

Communication for Development and Social Change: Influencing Social Norms ...

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"The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities call upon the governments to ensure that all children, irrespective of their abilities, enjoy their rights. However, children with ...

Reaching Every Child: Sharing Approaches to Improve Child Health
October 26, 2017

Reaching Every Child: Sharing Approaches to Improve Child Health

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This report summarises the proceedings of a September 22 2017 gathering of more than 70 child survival champions who gathered in Washington, DC, United States (US) to share successful approaches used across a spectrum of child health challenges ...

Survey on Privacy in Media and Information Literacy with Youth Perspectives
October 26, 2017

Survey on Privacy in Media and Information Literacy with Youth Perspectives

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"Media and information literacy (MIL) is, amongst many things, a defense of one's privacy. By this we mean that since MIL seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the ways in which media and technology enable or limit a person's ability to live ...

Child Marriage, Adolescent Pregnancy and Family Formation in West and Central Africa - Patterns, Trends and Drivers of Change
October 26, 2017

Child Marriage, Adolescent Pregnancy and Family Formation in West and ...

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“Of the 15 countries where the rate of child marriage is over 30 percent, nine are in West and Central Africa, with Niger having the highest rates in the world. The West and Central Africa region also has the highest adolescent birth rates in the ...

Evolving an Open E-Governance Index for Network Societies
October 25, 2017

Evolving an Open E-Governance Index for Network Societies

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"Despite the proliferation of different ICT indices, the OeGI has unique features: (1) it measures the extent to which civil society groups utilise ICTs to ensure their participation in societal steering; and (2) it measures the extent of ...

The End of the Beginning: First Report of the Transition Independent Monitoring Board of the Polio Programme
October 24, 2017

The End of the Beginning: First Report of the Transition Independent ...

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"Maintaining and capitalising on the valuable tools created in this endeavour will involve the concerted attention of all stakeholders - donors, affected governments, civil society, and others - interested in furthering the causes of global ...

Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and Perspectives
October 24, 2017

Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and ...

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"Rural communication services and policies can translate farmers' right to communication into fair and transparent regulatory frameworks that will allow equitable access to information and communication services in rural areas and ensure the ...

Minga Perú's Strategy for Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon: A Rhetorical Model for Participatory, Intercultural Practice to Advance Human Rights
October 24, 2017

Minga Perú's Strategy for Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon: A Rhetorical ...

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"Minga holds itself accountable to following its own engagement methodology built experientially over the years, which considers constructivism, interculturality, and affective pedagogy at all organizational levels and at every programmatic and ...

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys
October 24, 2017

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

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"Strategic health communication can help create an enabling environment for men to access the care and services they need as well as support their partners' and families' access to and uptake of services." This brief includes examples, promising ...

Disability and HIV
October 23, 2017

Disability and HIV

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"Persistent discrimination against and exclusion of people with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities, increases their vulnerability, including their risk of HIV infection." This report from the Joint United Nations ...

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC
October 20, 2017

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC

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"When family planning SBC and service delivery partners align, programs are more effective and lead to better population and reproductive health outcomes." In 34 countries around the world and at the global level, the Health Communication ...

Going to Scale with ICTs for Agriculture
October 18, 2017

Going to Scale with ICTs for Agriculture

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"...These technological applications are capable of reaching hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers and stakeholders in rural areas, acting as a catalyst for positive change and in achieving the SDGs...." This series of seven case studies ...

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies
October 18, 2017

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through ...

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This brief summarises the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed at supporting health systems and service delivery for family planning around the world. Digital health has been identified as a ...

International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy: Key Findings and Lessons Learned
October 18, 2017

International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy: Key Findings and Lessons ...

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"Budget literacy is defined as 'the ability to read, decipher, and understand public budgets to enable and enhance meaningful citizen participation in the budget process.' Budget literacy consists of two main parts: (1) a technical understanding ...

Understanding the Perceived Logic of Care by Vaccine-Hesitant and Vaccine-Refusing Parents: A Qualitative Study in Australia
October 18, 2017

Understanding the Perceived Logic of Care by Vaccine-Hesitant and ...

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"Our research shows that parents who make decisions not to vaccinate their children are simply trying to do their best for their child's health." - Paul R. Ward

Windows into Early Learning and Development
October 17, 2017

Windows into Early Learning and Development

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From the Executive Summary: "The first five years of a child's life is a time of great promise and rapid change, when the developing brain is most open to the influence of relationships and experiences. However, millions of children across the ...

Mass Media: Reaching Audiences Far and Wide with Messages to Support Healthy Reproductive Behaviors
October 17, 2017

Mass Media: Reaching Audiences Far and Wide with Messages to Support Healthy ...

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This brief describes the evidence on and experience with mass media programming in family planning, finding such programming can influence individual behaviours by providing accurate information, building self-efficacy, and promoting attitudes ...

Unlock the Power of Girls Now
October 17, 2017

Unlock the Power of Girls Now

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"Achieving gender equality is a long and slow process and those who step forward to challenge the status quo are often threatened and stigmatised. Girls, and all champions of change, need to be resilient and to gather strength from working ...

Storytelling and Evidence-Based Policy: Lessons from the Grey Literature
October 16, 2017

Storytelling and Evidence-Based Policy: Lessons from the Grey Literature

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"Storytelling remains a crucial communications tool for researchers seeking uptake of their evidence into policy. It does, however, mean that storytelling needs to be approached strategically."

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