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  • Scaling-Up the Impact of Good Practices in Rural Development: A working paper to support implementation of the World Bank’s Rural Development Strategy 

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank, 2003)
    This working paper, written in support of the Bank’s rural development strategy, is intended to contribute to the development of a framework for thinking about scaling-up. The paper begins with a review of the literature ...
  • Scaling Up in Agriculture, Rural Development, and Nutrition 

    F. Linn, Johannes (IFPRI, 2012)
    After decades of neglect, volatile food prices and the persistence of hunger and malnutrition have brought agriculture and nutrition to the forefront of the international development agenda. As governments, donors, and ...
  • Scaling Up—From Vision to Large‐Scale Change: A Management Framework for Practitioners 

    MSI (MSI, 2012)
    This document is intended to be a companion document to the Scaling Up TOOLKIT. With support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Packard Foundation, both documents were developed, applied, and refined over a nine year ...
  • DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS 

    M. Rogers, Everett (The Free Press, 1983)
    THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS BOOK, Diffusion of Innovations, was published in 1962. At the time, there were 405 publications about this topic available. The second edition and revision, Communication of Innovations: A ...
  • Advocacy Toolkit: a guide to infuencing decisions that improve children's lives 

    UNICEF (UNICEF, 2010)
    The Advocacy Toolkit is applicable for all levels of the organization as a resource for building a structured approach for sustained advocacy. The tools are particularly relevant for UNICEF country offices and national ...
  • The Knowledge Translation Toolkit: Bridging the Know–Do Gap 

    Bennett, Gavin; Jessani, Nasreen (IDRC/ CRDI, 2011)
    This Toolkit is offered primarily to researchers on issues related to LMICs and takes its inspirations from the field of health systems research. However, it will be of interest to many other audiences as well. You will ...
  • Communication for development, community media and ICTs for family farming and rural development 

    FAO (FAO, 2015)
    Communication for development, community media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help family farmers to acquire and exchange knowledge and information, strengthen rural institutions and give voice ...
  • Knowledge Fairs Mechanism for horizontal transfer and knowledge exchange 

    Matallana, Jairo (UNDP, 2005)
    This series “Methodological Guides on Knowledge Management” seeks to contribute to the strengthening of teams´ capacities in a number knowledge management methods. This guide collects the main lessons that UNDP in Latin ...
  • How to organize a knowledge share fair 

    Kolshus, Kristin; Matras, Frederique; Treinen, Sophie; Van der Elstraeten, Alice (FAO, 2014)
    The objective of this good practice fact sheet is to help anyone organizing a knowledge share fair consider the various steps needed before, during and after the event. The key areas to consider are content, communication, ...
  • Guidelines for the production of gender responsive radio broadcasts 

    Mahamane, Adamou; Déla Sidi, Fatouma; Van der Elstraeten, Alice (FAO, 2014)
    This guide was prepared in Niger by the “Capitalization of good practices in support of agricultural production and food security” project. It was developed during training given to journalists – both men and women – ...
  • Warrantage in Niger, an inventory credit practice adapted to the needs of small-scale farmers 

    Hassane, Salmou; Déla Sidi, Fatouma (FAO, 2014)
    The purpose of this fact sheet is to promote the use of inventory credit as a good agricultural practice, and to encourage umbrella POs to adapt this technique for financing smallholder families, as a way of ensuring the ...
  • Filming for rural change: video in development 

    Lie, Rico; Mandler, Andreas (CTA/ FAO, 2009)
    The aim of this book is to foster enthusiasm for making the production and use of video an integral part of development activities. With digital video making becoming more accessible and more widely used in development ...
  • Exchange visits: Advice for improving the impact 

    Matras, Frederique; Sidi, Fatouma; Treinen, Sophie (FAO, 2013)
    This fact sheet offers key approaches for the preparation, implementation and follow up of an exchange visit also called study tours, so that these visits have a real impact.
  • COMMUNICATING GENDER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT:Integrating gender in communication for development 

    FAO (FAO, 2011)
    This document is designed to promote the introduction of a gender perspective into communication for development initiatives in rural areas, and suggests practical ways of going about this. It consists of two parts. The ...
  • Writing Effectively and Powerfully 

    Civicus (Civicus, 2017)
    This site offers valuable tips and tools for both inexperienced and experienced writers. Anyone who is interested in strengthening the effectiveness and power of their writing should find this site useful. Our focus is ...
  • COMMUNICATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Sourcebook 

    FAO (FAO, 2014)
    Today 70 percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas and rely on agriculture as their main source of income. Their subsistence is seriously threatened by growing food demands, the degradation of natural resources and ...
  • Participatory Impact Assessment: A Design Guide 

    Catley, Andy; Burns, John; Abebe, Dawit; Suji, Omeno (Feinstein International Center, 2014)
    This updated guide to Participatory Impact Assessment (PIA) is a very welcome addition to the development field. Working with Tufts University in Ethiopia, I have made use of PIA findings on many occasions to review and ...
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Social Learning: A Framework for Cross-Initiative Application 

    Van Epp, Marissa; Garside, Ben (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), 2014)
    The Climate Change and Social Learning Initiative is a cross-organisation group working to build a body of evidence on how social learning methodologies and approaches contribute towards development targets. Together with ...
  • Guía Metodológica de Sistematización: Programa Especial para la Seguridad Alimentaria PESA en Centroamérica 

    FAO (FAO, 2004)
    Esta Guía también constituye un documento orientador para los equipos del PESA, pues sus contenidos son resultado de la sistematización de las experiencias de la fase piloto de los PESA en Honduras, Guatemala y Nicaragua. ...
  • Evaluation Plan Workbook 

    inovation network (innovation network, 2006)
    Welcome to Innovation Network’s Evaluation Plan Workbook, which offers an introduction to the concepts and processes of planning a program evaluation. We hope that after following this workbook, you will understand ...

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