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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 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.

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

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.