Proposals/abstracts are now being accepted for the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit. SBCC professionals are encouraged to submit proposals/abstracts that relate to the conference theme: Strength in Diversity. To help guide prospective applicants through the proposal/abstract submission process, webinars in English, Arabic, Spanish and French will be held on:
The purpose of the global evaluation of UNICEF’s capacity and action in C4D is to generate credible and useful evidence on the requirements for successful implementation of C4D in order to strengthen UNICEF’s future action and results in this area. The Ethiopia report is one of five case studies. Each country case study has four main objectives: 1. To assess the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the CO’s efforts to (a) develop the individual knowledge and competences of staff in C4D and (b) enhancing the CO’s overall capacity. 2. To assess the extent to which, and how appropriately, C4D has been integrated into the CO structures and programmes; 3. To assess how relevant C4D related planning and implementation has been (including through use of proposed benchmarks) to the contextual needs of the country programme; and identify factors driving or constraining the relevance of C4D-related planning and programming. 4. To review C4D related performance monitoring and, knowledge management and assess the evaluability of results (outcomes and impact) achieved through programmes using C4D interventions.
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“Evaluating the impact of information campaigns in the field of migration: A systematic review of the evidence, a practical guidance” presents the results of a systematic literature review of the evaluations of migration information campaigns.
The study reveals that the evidence base available for programming and policymaking in this area remains very limited. In the absence of reliable evidence, the debate on the potential of this policy tool often relies on anecdotal evidence. The current lack of evidence limits the impact of future campaigns, and better evidence can show how information campaigns can be designed to best achieve their intended effects given the particular circumstances. While rigorous assessment of information campaigns can be difficult and costly, better evidence is clearly needed wherever feasible and appropriate.
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Since 2011, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), the United Nations Foundation (UNF) has been supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) to oversee three yearly rounds of grants to mHealth projects. A total of 26 organizations received financial investments and technical assistance towards the goal of demonstrating potential for scaling up digital health innovations to catalyse achievement of the health-focused United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The research and technical support provided through this mechanism, with assistance from the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative (JHU-GmI), have afforded numerous opportunities to engage with and learn from implementing partners on the ground, across Asia and Africa.
This resource represents the collective learning from five years of engagement with agencies working to strengthen their digital health deployments, develop robust evaluations, and scale up their activities nationally and regionally. The lessons learnt from working with these partners are described in this document, which provides high-level guidance and systematic direction to programme planners and implementers embarking on similar journeys. Specifically, this Guide provides an introduction to the approaches and methods that were identified as useful for (i) the monitoring of project (i.e. intervention) deployments, focusing on the quality and fidelity of the intervention inputs; and (ii) the evaluation of project outputs and impacts across a number of axes, from user satisfaction to process improvements, health outcomes and cost–effectiveness.
Although more in-depth texts and curricula are available on the methods discussed, this Guide focuses on presenting pragmatic highlights and experience-informed tips for implementers to consider, together with links and resources for further study. It leads the reader through the development of value “claims”, evaluation designs and indicators associated with their digital health intervention, an assessment of the quality and availability of the data from their intervention, and finally, a series of guidelines for the reporting of findings.
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The IDEAS Guide is intended for organisations and people who are doing small media and communication projects. ‘IDEAS’ refers to Innovating Designing Evaluating and Applying to Small-scale. The IDEAS Guide leads users through the process of designing a project, and thinking about the project’s evaluation, with a focus on how to do useful evaluation for learning and continual project improvement. It is designed to cater for a range of different skill levels in evaluation.
The Facilitators’ Guide was developed to accompany the IDEAS Guide to help facilitators run workshops to effectively support capacity development for individuals working in grassroots and community organisations who might have little or no experience of evaluation. It may also be helpful for more experienced practitioners.
The IDEAS Guide and the Facilitators’ Guide are co-created resources, developed with feedback and contributions from media and communication practitioners as part of an action-research initiative. The co-creation process included two workshops where the tools were trialled and developed at different stages of the project.
The guides were developed in the context of a specific program (the PACMAS Innovation Fund) in the Pacific, however, the authors hope that guides can be adapted for use beyond this original context.
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An overview of the IDEAS Guide launch written by co-author Jessica Noske-Turner can be found at: http://c4dnetwork.apps-1and1.net/the-ideas-guide-learning-and-evaluating-at-a-small-scale-launch-of-new-c4d-resource/