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Communication for Development (C4D)


Communication for Development Documents

C4D Guidance Documents


Strategic Communication for Behaviour & Social Change in South Asia: A synthesis of experiences in various approaches from mass communication and entertainment education, interpersonal and participatory communication, advocacy and social mobilisation.


Behaviour Change Communication In Emergencies:  A Toolkit: A resource for emergency situations, it helps programme managers prepare, plan, implement and monitor behaviour change communication initiatives supporting health, hygiene and child protection efforts.


Essentials for Excellence: A tool for research, monitoring and evaluation of strategic communication to prevent and control avian and pandemic influenza.


Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication for Development:
Strategies to Support and Empower Marginalized Adolescent Girls


Writing a Communications Strategy for Development Programmes: This tool guides the writing of a communication strategy for a programme by shaping research and various analyses and approaches into a strategy document.


Communication Handbook for Polio Eradication and Routine EPI: Guidelines and a framework to design and implement research-driven communication programs that will strengthen all aspects of immunization campaigns.


Building Trust and Responding to Adverse Events following Immunisation in South Asia Using Strategic Communication: Key learnings from a workshop to develop communication capacity specifically around adverse events following immunization.


Involving People, Evolving Behaviour: A multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary synthesis of field experiences and lessons learned, which offers fresh insight in the context of behaviour development and change. To order the book, visit the Southbound website.

C4D Case Studies

Ebola case studies

Community Care Centers - Sierra Leone
Operation Stop Ebola - Montserrado, Libera
U-Report - Liberia
Communities take matters into their own hands - Lofa, Liberia
Hot Spot Busters - Sierra Leone  
House to House Campaign - Sierra Leone 
Western Area Surge - Sierra Leone 

Ebola infographic and factsheets
Bulletin d’information de l’UNICEF Guinée - French
Social Mobilization Response Infographic - Sierra Leone 
Social Mobilization Response Factsheet - Sierra Leone 


Report of the Meeting with Religious Leaders on the Promotion of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) in Uganda - 2015


Mapping of C4D and Peace Building - Education Section and C4D - 2013


Female Circumcision (FGM/C): Between the incorrect use of science and the misunderstood doctrine - English - Arabic - 2013


C4D support of public health preparedness and disaster risk reduction in East Asia and the Pacific - 2013


Millennium Development Goals - Good Practice UNDG - 2010


UNICEF In Practice Database publication on C4D


Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change - 2013


C4D Results - India Country Office, 2008-2012


Avian Flu Communication: Report and Recommendations


Meena ki Duniya: the entertainment education radio programme - India 2011


Behaviour Change Communication Cells and Village Information Centres - India 2011


Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

Guidance documents  

C4D Rapid Assessment Tool
Essentials for Excellence : R, M&E for Behaviour and Social Change 
R, M&E Companion to the Advocacy Toolkit - UNICEF 
Evaluation Inter Agency Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Resource Pack - Outline - Guide
Involving People, Evolving Behaviour

Field Examples

KAP study for Ebola Response - Liberia 
Female Genital Mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) Report Baseline Study on Exclusive Breastfeeding Practice - Venezuela
Avian Flu Communication: Report and Recommendation

Web-based Resources

Examples of recent situation analyses
UNICEF's Polio Info

Child Info



Interagency C4D

Inter Agency Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Outline - Guide

Interagency C4D 

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