For information about the current thinking, debates and learning in communication for development; including new publications, presentations and key strategic thinking.
New publication: 'Information and communication technologies for agricultural development in Latin America: trends, barriers and policies' 30th Mar 2013
This publication is intended to contribute to the identification of successful experiments in fostering the use of ICTs in agriculture. “Success” is defined in terms of the possibilities for broad adoption by farmers, replicability, sustainability over time, and the potential to have a positive impact on economic...
New report: Clicks into Bricks, Technology into Transformation, and the Fight Against Poverty 20th Mar 2013
The 2012 Brookings Blum Roundtable was convened to discuss how the role of technology and innovation in global development can be promoted. This report highlights 10 issues raised at the roundtable where either particular proposals were advanced and debated, or new perspectives and analyses were shared.
New publication: Evaluating Communication for Development. A Framework for Social Change 20th Mar 2013
This book presents a comprehensive framework for critically thinking about and understanding development, social change, and the evaluation of communication for development (C4D). This framework combines the latest thinking from a number of fields in new ways.
Internews report: 'From Counting Women to Making Women Count: Women-Focused Media Development' 9th Mar 2013
Increased participation by women in the media can lead to improvements in healthcare awareness, prevention of sexual- and gender-based violence, and an increase in job skills and civil society engagement.
USAID briefing paper: Gender Mainstreaming in ICT for Agriculture 9th Mar 2013
Ensuring gender mainstreaming in information and communication technology (ICT) is a priority for global food security. It is also central to a global development agenda based on human rights and effective and sustainable development outcomes.