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Why social science matters for humanitarian action – and how we can mobilise it

9th February 2017
We could not be more excited to be involved in the launch of Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication…
UNICEF/UNI186557/Nijimbere
Evidence Reviews

Helpdesk Research Report: Mobile Telephony for Improved Health Service and Data Management

This report provides some recent examples of the use of mobile telephony to improve health serviceoutcomes. There is significant potential for the use of mobile telephony to improve health serviceoutcomes...
IDS
2012
UNICEF/UNI193925/Thame
Evidence Reviews

Vulnerable Groups in Burma and Access to Services

This report focuses on vulnerable groups in Burma and access to basic services. The first part of the report outlines groups considered to be vulnerable and marginalised. These include minority...
2011
UNICEF/UNI196041/Grile
Evidence Reviews

Impact and Implications of the Ebola Crisis

Political impact and implications: Initial analysis suggests that governments’ poor management of the Ebola crisis has generated frustrations and exposed citizens’ lack of trust in their governments. The Ebola crisis...
2014
UNICEF/UN018084/Faour
Evidence Reviews

MMR Mobilisation: Citizens and Science in a British Vaccine Controversy

This paper examines the controversy over measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in Britain through the lenses of social movement theory and social studies of science. Since the early 1990s,...
IDS
2005
UNICEF/UNI155431/Ohanesian
Background Reports

Childhood Vaccination and Society in The Gambia: Public Engagement with Science and Delivery

This paper examines public engagement with routine vaccination delivery, and vaccine trials and related medical research, in The Gambia. Its approach is rooted in social and medical anthropology and ethnographic...
IDS
2004
UNICEF/UNI177579/Richter
Evidence Reviews

Access to Conventional Schooling for Children and Young People Affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-National Review of Recent Research Evidence

This paper examines the evidence on access to conventional schooling for children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and makes recommendations for the further development...
SOFIE
2008
UNICEF/UNI186562/Mugabe
Background Reports

Polio Vaccines – Difficult to Swallow The Story of a Controversy in Northern Nigeria

Global health and poverty reduction discourses have recognised immunisation as one of the most affordable and effective means of reducing child mortality and in a broader sense, as an essential...
IDS
2006
UNICEF/UNI197754/Nazer
Evidence Reviews

Developing, Implementing and Evaluating the SOFIE Model: Supporting Increased Educational Access for Vulnerable Pupils in Malawi

Against the context of underlying poverty, HIV/AIDS and an over-stretched and underresourced education system, many children in Malawi have reduced and sporadic access to schooling and are at risk of...
SOFIE
2011
UNICEF/UNI165149/Lovell
Briefings

‘One hand can’t clap by itself’: Engagement of Boys and Men in KMG’s Intervention to Eliminate FGM-C in Kembatta Zone, Ethiopia

This story of change pulls out the key findings and recommendations from EMERGE case study 3, which focuses on the work of KMG to eliminate female genital mutilation-cutting in Ethiopia.
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UN015884/Bahaji
Briefings

The ‘One Man Can’ Model: Community Mobilisation as an Approach to Promote Gender Equality and Reduce HIV Vulnerability in South Africa

This story of change pulls out the key findings and recommendations from EMERGE case study 6, which focuses on the One Man Can initiative in South Africa. The initiative works...
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UNI181858/de Mun
Briefings

The Pathology of Inequality: Gender and Ebola in West Africa

The international response to Ebola has been decried for being ‘too slow, too little, too late’. As well as racing to respond, we need to consider what has happened over...
IDS
2015
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