Publications and Resources

On this page you can explore our publications, which range from in-depth policy briefings, comprehensive research reports, and summaries of the evidence behind our work. All our publications are freely available to download.

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"They share everything they see whether it is true or not."
Male social media user, 25-34 years
Radio drama to encourage non-violent conflict resolution in South Sudan

Radio drama to encourage non-violent conflict resolution in South Sudan

Insights from mixed methods research evaluating the reach and impact of our long-running peace-building radio drama series, Life in Lulu.

Radio and TV to enhance democracy in Nigeria

Radio and TV to enhance democracy in Nigeria

A summary of research evaluating the impact of our Media for Improving Voter Engagement (MI-VotE) project which aimed to increase citizens' knowledge and understanding of key electoral issues

Water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition in Nepal

Water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition in Nepal

How our formative qualitative research in mid- and far-western Nepal informed the production of radio public service announcements (PSAs) about key water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition issues.

Changing attitudes to child marriage in Bangladesh

Changing attitudes to child marriage in Bangladesh

We explored how edutainment screenings can influence knowledge, attitudes and intention to practice around child marriage.

Testing content to address misinformation and disinformation on social media in Myanmar

Testing content to address misinformation and disinformation on social media in Myanmar

A summary of our qualitative research piloting social media content on the issue of fake news in Myanmar, as part of our longstanding Tea Cup Diaries project.

Understanding norms that underpin sexual and gender based violence in northern Zambia

Understanding norms that underpin sexual and gender based violence in northern Zambia

A summary of our formative research for our radio project in northern Zambia shifting norms around sexual and gender-based violence within communities.

How is a radio drama helping to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) among young children in Ethiopia?

How is a radio drama helping to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) among young children in Ethiopia?

Summary of our mixed-methods evaluation of our project addressing knowledge gaps and harmful attitudes around Baby WASH practices in Ethiopia.

 How has media programming supported polio eradication?

How has media programming supported polio eradication?

A briefing about engaging parents, caregivers and community influencers to take action to protect their children with polio vaccinations in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Somalia.

How can reality-based television and social media prepare Cambodian youth for the job market?

How can reality-based television and social media prepare Cambodian youth for the job market?

Our Klahan9 project in Cambodia provided audiences with information on career options and opportunities for training, as well as advice on job-seeking.

How has media helped communities to better understand maternal and child health in Tanzania?

How has media helped communities to better understand maternal and child health in Tanzania?

A summary of our evaluation of Tusafiri Pamoja - our project with Unicef which aimed to increase understanding and uptake of maternal and child health (MNCH) services.

Research briefing: Violence against women within the Rohingya refugee community

Research briefing: Violence against women within the Rohingya refugee community

Understanding the prevalence, reasons and implications for communication

How effective is communication in the Rohingya response?

How effective is communication in the Rohingya response?

We're supporting humanitarian and media agencies to communicate and engage with Rohingya people living in camps in Bangladesh, read the report.

What role can drama play in conflict?

What role can drama play in conflict?

This briefing explores the impact of the radio drama serial Hay el Matar (Airport District) on Syrian listeners during the country's conflict.

Strengthening accountability through media in Afghanistan

Strengthening accountability through media in Afghanistan

This report evaluates the impact of a five-year project that aimed to help enable more accountable, peaceful and inclusive state-society relations in Afghanistan.

A bigger splash: partnering for impact

A bigger splash: partnering for impact

This publication looks at what BBC Media Action has learnt about maternal and child health by working with governmental and non-governmental partners in Bangladesh, India and Ethiopia.

Inspiring political participation

Inspiring political participation

This publication sets out what BBC Media Action learned in delivering programmes designed to increase political participation in developing countries.

Doing debate differently

Doing debate differently

This paper looks at how media plays a part in increasing accountability.

Media and political participation

Media and political participation

This research report examines the relationship between BBC Media Action’s governance programmes and political participation.

Communication's role in powering global health

Communication's role in powering global health

This briefing explores the role of communication in public health.

Turn up the volume: empowering women through media

Turn up the volume: empowering women through media

This paper sets out ways in which media can be used to provide a platform for gender equality.

Research report: Voices of refugees

Research report: Voices of refugees

This study provides a snapshot of refugees’ experiences regarding communication and information at different points on their journey.

The role of independent media in curbing corruption

The role of independent media in curbing corruption

This report examines the evidence of what works and doesn’t in curbing corruption - and how a free and independent media can help.