August 2018

The socially engaged investors guide to communication for development

The strongest information campaigns and campaign materials result from a communication for development approach, supporting active engagement with the target audience from the outset. Additional investment can deliver appropriate and timely targeted materials and messages that are rooted in the lived experience of the audience. This guide aims to improve socially progressive investment in communication for development in sub-Saharan Africa. Sections are designed to work together to support the development

Extending the Learning Community. Rural radio, social learning and farm productivity in Ghana

This paper examines the potential role of indigenous knowledge sharing through rural FM radio stations in Ghanaian agriculture. To identify social learning effects, we examine crop productivity trends and their association with participation in radio programs, and compare the strength of these associations before and after the emergence of rural radio. Our analysis shows stronger conditional correlations between participation intensity and noncash crop yields, which are consistent with the expectation