World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development

The WDR 2014 argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. This presentation at the UK launch of the report clarifies the importance, objectives and components of risk management, and what these imply for all societal levels, ranging from the individual to the international community.

Participatory Video for Advocacy CASE STUDY: Maternal Mortality in Burkina Faso

This project in Burkina Faso was developed by the White Ribbon Alliance to boost the ongoing campaign for reducing maternal mortality through voices from the ground. They chose 6 health workers and midwives to take part in a Participatory Video project. During the training we visited health services and families; talking to them, discussing and watching the films to make a film message that would raise awareness and give grassroots solutions for maternal mortality issues in Burkina.

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SEA Change webinar "Presenting evaluation findings and evidence-based organizational learning"

This webinar was developed based on requests by SEA Change CoP members to learn more about presenting evaluation findings and the pre-requisites for their organization to better learn from evaluation findings. Mr. Glenn O'Neil looked at how to present evaluation findings, with a focus on different messages for different stakeholders in order to improve the use of evaluation findings. After that he discussed what it takes to become an evidence-based learning organization and gave some guidance on how to improve evidence-based learning in your organization.

Getting evidence into use: The barriers and how to overcome them - Part Two

In part two of "Getting Evidence into Use" Phil Davies, the Deputy Director of systematic reviews at 3ie, continues to discuss the obstacles surrounding evidence informed policy-making and to suggest ways to overcome them.

Getting evidence into use: The barriers and how to overcome them - Part One

Phil Davies, 3ie Deputy Director, talks about the importance of timing for researchers wanting to engage and inform policymakers.
(Part 1)