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Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event and Outbreak - Parts 1 and 2 - Effective 01 November 2017 until 30 April 2018
February 16, 2018

Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event and Outbreak ...

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"While these guidelines offer concrete parameters for decision making, they cannot address every possible scenario. Decision makers should consider the local and national context, and their specific epidemiologic circumstances."

Video First: Making an Impact
February 16, 2018

Video First: Making an Impact

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"In order to post videos successfully online you have to know how to play by their rules, and how to deliver what people want to watch and how to encourage them to share." The practice of watching video online has increased exponentially, much ...

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play
February 15, 2018

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play

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"Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy lays out three simple... goals to harness the opportunities of the digital age and accelerate sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific..." From the Institute of Development Studies ...

Open Aid, Open Societies: A Vision for a Transparent World
February 15, 2018

Open Aid, Open Societies: A Vision for a Transparent World

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"...[A] more open, more accountable world must be the foundation on which democracies and global prosperity are built. This happens when we [DFID] and others publish evidence and data which is meaningful and when others can translate that ...

Childhood Vaccination Communication Outcomes Unpacked and Organized in a Taxonomy to Facilitate Core Outcome Establishment
February 15, 2018

Childhood Vaccination Communication Outcomes Unpacked and Organized in a ...

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"Given the variety of vaccination communication strategies, it follows that there should be a similarly wide range of potential outcomes, from socially oriented outcomes related to communication and engagement to health status and health service ...

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts
February 14, 2018

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

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"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts." This report from ...

Media Pluralism, Public Trust, and Democracy: New Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean
February 14, 2018

Media Pluralism, Public Trust, and Democracy: New Evidence from Latin ...

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"[T]he findings from our analyses point to the broader conclusion that focusing efforts on strengthening media ecosystems can help to address and, ideally, counter the region's growing dissatisfaction with democracy. This is because where ...

The Whys of Social Exclusion: Insights from Behavioral Economics
February 13, 2018

The Whys of Social Exclusion: Insights from Behavioral Economics

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"A central theme of this essay is that institutions create concepts, categories, social identities, and other mental models that can persist long after the institutions are abolished. The mental models influence how boundedly rational people ...

Perspectives on Rapid Elimination and Ultimate Global Eradication of Paralytic Poliomyelitis Caused by Polioviruses
February 12, 2018

Perspectives on Rapid Elimination and Ultimate Global Eradication of ...

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"[I]t is necessary for Ministries of Health in poor countries to learn how to organize nonprofessional, often illiterate people, into disciplined, coordinated groups for self-help in many health matters...not only for the eradication of polio, ...

Understanding Activism: How International NGOs, Foundations and Others Can Provide Better Support to Social Movements
February 12, 2018

Understanding Activism: How International NGOs, Foundations and Others Can ...

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"The most significant and consistent theme of this research is that trust, respect, and collaboration make the most difference in terms of what activists and outside actors can achieve together."

Learning from Polio Eradication: Community Involvement in Reaching Under-Immunized in Northern Nigeria
February 9, 2018

Learning from Polio Eradication: Community Involvement in Reaching ...

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This presentation explores the role of community involvement in reaching the under-immunised in northern Nigeria, which at the time of writing was a polio-endemic country. Featuring slides from the Nigeria National Primary Health Care Development ...

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of Parent-Provider Interactions
February 9, 2018

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of ...

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. This study sought to describe provider-parent ...

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization
February 9, 2018

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization

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In this presentation, Lora Shimp, Senior Immunization Technical Officer and Technical Lead at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), provides examples of the use of social and behavioural research and data in immunisation. She begins by asking, What works in ...

Gender Equality and Big Data: Making Gender Data Visible
February 9, 2018

Gender Equality and Big Data: Making Gender Data Visible

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"The UN plays a very important role in ensuring that the data revolution for sustainable development is inclusive, not only by incorporating big data and analytics into planning and decision making, but also by working with governments, policy ...

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents
February 8, 2018

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

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"Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, neurological, social, and sexual development marked by the growing significance of peer networks, individual behavioral choices, and increased risk-taking behavior. It is also a pivotal period for the ...

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights: An In-Depth Study of the Status of Girls in the International Human Rights Framework
February 8, 2018

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights: An In-Depth Study of the Status of Girls in ...

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"Plan International is rallying those in power, civil society organisations, and young activists - especially girls - to join the movement for girls' rights." From Plan International, this report is an in-depth study into the status of girls in ...

Two-Way Radio: Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning Immunisation
February 7, 2018

Two-Way Radio: Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning Immunisation

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Prepared by Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) for the Health section at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Somalia, this report shares findings from interactive radio programmes on immunisation that aired during October 2016. As part of a ...

Leaving the Camps Behind: The Role of Development Communication in Refugee-Host Integration
February 7, 2018

Leaving the Camps Behind: The Role of Development Communication in ...

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This article moves away from the conceptual framework of intercultural communication and builds a case for the role of development communication in establishing durable social bonds between refugees and host communities, whose benefits are seen ...

Preventing Violence against Women in Elections: A Programming Guide
February 6, 2018

Preventing Violence against Women in Elections: A Programming Guide

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"Until recently, lack of data and the stigma attached to gender-based violence in many societies have kept violence against women in elections (VAWE) on the margins of study. Yet it is a barrier to women that exists in every country, with ...

Education about the Holocaust and Preventing Genocide: A Policy Guide
February 6, 2018

Education about the Holocaust and Preventing Genocide: A Policy Guide

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"Understanding how and why the Holocaust occurred can inform broader understandings of mass violence globally, as well as highlight the value of promoting human rights, ethics, and civic engagement that bolsters human solidarity at the local, ...

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices
February 6, 2018

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices

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"Regardless of specific practices being promoted, UPAVAN videos should model good decision-making and positive communication styles. Additional opportunities to help farming families build communication, planning, and joint decision-making skills ...

A Design Experiment: Imagining Alternative Humanitarian Action
February 5, 2018

A Design Experiment: Imagining Alternative Humanitarian Action

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"What would humanitarian action look like if it were re-imagined based on lived, human experiences? The primary aim for our design consultations was to explore just that."

Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political Economy Assessment
February 2, 2018

Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political ...

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"[I]t [is] imperative to improve understanding of how ICTs are becoming yet another barrier, enforced through policies, practices, and norms, that limits women's and girls' agency and voice." In Myanmar, women are 28% less likely than men to own ...

American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy
February 2, 2018

American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy

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"News organizations need to do a better job engaging their readers and explaining to them how they report stories and the care they put into getting it right." - Tim Franklin, Senior Associate Dean at the Medill School of Journalism at ...

Addressing Stigma and Gender-Based Violence to Improve HIV Service Delivery to Key Populations: Findings From a Rapid Assessment
February 1, 2018

Addressing Stigma and Gender-Based Violence to Improve HIV Service Delivery ...

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"In Guyana, there is concern that KPs [key populations] are not being adequately reached with [HIV prevention and treatment] services and that insufficient frameworks, policies, and regulations are contributing to the marginalization of those at ...

Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations: A New Framework
February 2, 2018

Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations: A New ...

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Affirming that putting people at the centre of the development process helps us understand their choices and constraints, institutions like the World Bank Group work with client countries on interventions that, at their core, aim at changing ...

EGovernment Benchmark 2017: Taking Stock of User-Centric Design and Delivery of Digital Public Services in Europe
February 1, 2018

EGovernment Benchmark 2017: Taking Stock of User-Centric Design and Delivery ...

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"Overall eGovernment performance in Europe is moving in the right direction."

Blockchain for Development: Emerging Opportunities for Mobile, Identity and Aid
January 31, 2018

Blockchain for Development: Emerging Opportunities for Mobile, Identity and Aid

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"There is hope that the trust, transparency and security offered by blockchain will remove any remaining excuses organisations might have for avoiding collaboration and data-sharing, helping the sector move from an 'organizational focus' to an ...

The Effect of Civic Leadership Training on Citizen Engagement and Government Responsiveness: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines
January 31, 2018

The Effect of Civic Leadership Training on Citizen Engagement and Government ...

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"What are the effects of providing civic leadership training to community leaders from marginalised groups? Can it lead to increased participation by new leaders in local government processes, and increased government responsiveness to the needs ...

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change Strategies and Contexts Matters
January 30, 2018

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change ...

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Adolescent transitions shape both girls' and boys' lives, but often in highly gendered ways. Advancing understanding of these gendered dimensions of adolescent experiences is a core aim of Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), a ...

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success Really Look Like, and Who Decides?
January 29, 2018

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success ...

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"[D]o the key elements for change come from the processes of participation generated by the use of ICTs? Or do they lie as preconditions that must already be in place, arising from other political dynamics and not connected to the ICT-enabled ...

Changing the Narrative: Media Representation of Refugees and Migrants in Europe
January 29, 2018

Changing the Narrative: Media Representation of Refugees and Migrants in Europe

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"Media can present and explain the existing challenges, provide accurate information on issues and events which can become inflammatory or be misunderstood, and provide a platform for the voices of refugees and migrants themselves. This enables ...

Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children and Adolescents in High-Income Settings
January 29, 2018

Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children and Adolescents ...

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"Little attention has been given to the importance of family level processes (such as family relationships, communication, and resilience) in interventions for refugee children despite a body of literature indicating the importance of such ...

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern Nigeria: Formative Research Report for the Farar Tattabara ("White Dove") Radio Project
January 26, 2018

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern ...

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"In late 2016, Equal Access [EA] launched a new CVE (countering violent extremism) radio project in northern Nigeria. In order to better understand evolving conflict dynamics, [Equal Access-Nigeria] conducted formative research across northern ...

The Missing Target: Changing Beliefs and Behaviours to Deliver Gender Equality
January 26, 2018

The Missing Target: Changing Beliefs and Behaviours to Deliver Gender Equality

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"Discriminatory gender norms can be challenged, power imbalances between women and men can be changed, but they must be confronted before young women arrive in the workplace because they start at home, continue at school and pervade every area of ...

Storytelling for Social Change: Leveraging Documentary and Comedy for Public Engagement in Global Poverty
January 26, 2018

Storytelling for Social Change: Leveraging Documentary and Comedy for Public ...

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"Stand Up Planet's strategic use of comedy as an entry to exploring serious social issues provides a viable model for how entertaining, humorous documentaries can stimulate public engagement with global poverty."

Académie de l’Artisanat -  Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their Reproductive Future and Their Financial Life
January 26, 2018

Académie de l’Artisanat - Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their ...

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“As designers, we do research to get inspired. When we begin a project, we immerse ourselves in the lives of the people we’re designing for.”

Poverty, Voice and Advocacy: A Haitian Study
January 25, 2018

Poverty, Voice and Advocacy: A Haitian Study

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"[H]ow do successful innovations get taken up by policy processes? And how to give voice to those with direct experience or connection to the issues at hand in the process?" The product of a 12-month action research project by the Haitian ...

Communication, Social Movements, and Collective Action: Special Section, Journal of Communication
January 25, 2018

Communication, Social Movements, and Collective Action: Special Section, ...

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"What actors drive processes of collective action? What are the communication features of their interventions? What type of social change processes do they enhance? What evidence demonstrates the impact of collective action processes? What ...

Integrating GBV in WASH toolkit: Lessons from Yemen
January 24, 2018

Integrating GBV in WASH toolkit: Lessons from Yemen

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"During 2015 - the first year of piloting the GBV in WASH [water, sanitation and hygiene] initiative - IR [Islamic Relief] developed methods, tools and context-specific approaches to prevent GBV [gender-based violence] in WASH. Hence, it gathered ...

Appropriating Technology for Accountability: Messages from Making All Voices Count
January 24, 2018

Appropriating Technology for Accountability: Messages from Making All Voices ...

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Between June 2013 and November 2017, the Making All Voices Count programme made grants for innovation and scaling projects that aimed to amplify the voices of citizens and enable governments to listen and respond. Conceived in an era of optimism ...

Integrating Protection: An Integrated Approach to Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection - Key Findings from Mali, Niger and Pakistan [2016-2017]
January 23, 2018

Integrating Protection: An Integrated Approach to Gender-Based Violence and ...

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"Islamic Relief’s commitment to ending GBV is part of its wider gender justice framework that seeks to end harmful practices affecting women and girls." From Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), with the Swedish International Development Cooperation ...

Working in Conflict: A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief
January 23, 2018

Working in Conflict: A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief

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"This toolkit has been designed to be a practical resource for Islamic Relief staff working in conflict zones and fragile contexts that takes our Islamic faith as a foundation." From the Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) working paper ...

Information Not Found: The "Right to Be Forgotten" as an Emerging Threat to Media Freedom in the Digital Age
January 22, 2018

Information Not Found: The "Right to Be Forgotten" as an Emerging Threat to ...

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"[T]he media development community has a responsibility to engage in the debates, raise awareness of how the RTBF is endangering press freedom, and ensure that the tireless work and progress achieved is not undermined by unscrupulous actors vying ...

Triggering Mobile Internet Use among Men and Women in South Asia
January 22, 2018

Triggering Mobile Internet Use among Men and Women in South Asia

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Adoption and use of mobile internet is far from universal or equitable, with women, those with less education, rural residents, and the economically poor accounting for a disproportionate number of non-users. The increasing economic and social ...

Influencing Behaviours and Practices to Tackle Poverty and Injustice
January 22, 2018

Influencing Behaviours and Practices to Tackle Poverty and Injustice

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Convinced that effective behaviour change strategies can play a vital role in combating poverty, injustice, and environmental degradation - whether by helping end gender-based violence, improving health and hygiene behaviours, or reducing ...

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms
January 22, 2018

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), working with Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) programme, conducted a survey (February 15 - April 15 2017) on the adoption of digital technologies in news media ...

National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India: Working Papers and Recommendations
January 19, 2018

National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India: Working ...

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On April 11 and 12 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair on Community Media and UNESCO organised the National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India in order to revisit the ...

Social and Behavior Change Considerations for Areas Transitioning from High and Moderate to Low, Very Low and Zero Malaria Transmission
January 19, 2018

Social and Behavior Change Considerations for Areas Transitioning from High ...

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"In areas with high, moderate, low, and very low transmission alike, use and uptake of malaria interventions rely heavily on community awareness, demand, and acceptance of essential commodities and services."

Voice, Visibility and Variety of Viciousness: A Malaysian Study on Women's Lived Realities on Social Media
January 18, 2018

Voice, Visibility and Variety of Viciousness: A Malaysian Study on Women's ...

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"Women constitute at least 40 percent of Malaysia's online population yet much is to be known about their experience in exercising their freedom of expression and participation."

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