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Impact Report for the Higher Education Solutions Network: Highlights and Lessons Learned from Five Years of Programs, report for the USAID U.S. Global Development Lab. 68 pages. April 16, 2018.
Excerpt: "What are the building blocks of resilience, and how do you strengthen them? The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), the HESN-funded network of labs anchored at Makerere University in Uganda, is premised on the belief that communities can overcome the shocks of conflict, disaster, drought, and other stresses because of the strengths that make the communities resilient. But where exactly does 'resilience' reside in a community? How do you measure it, let alone figure out how to increase it? RAN found a way. Teams from 18 African universities conducted participatory assessments in communities across Africa in which residents helped define their needs and identify what gives their communities resilience."

Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media: Exchange Program for Professional Fellows from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE – Final Report, September 2013-February 2015.
Report to the U.S. State Department for the International Center for Journalists.  71 pages.  May 2015.
Excerpt: "The program reinforced excellence in mass media practice with an unprecedented emphasis on business sense. ICFJ asked its Professional Fellows to dream big while keeping their feet on solid ground. The goal: to envision their most creative idea for a novel use of digital media for communication in their home countries, with a broad, focused search for creative sources of revenue to sustain the venture."

Building a Digital Gateway to Better Lives: Supporting Regional Journalists, Citizen Journalists and Civil Society Actors to Inform Public Discourse in MENA – Final Project Report, 2011-2014.
Report to USAID for the International Center for Journalists.  39 pages.  June 2014.
Excerpt: "The project-based approach succeeded in driving participants to publish journalism that increased awareness of problems including those affecting vulnerable populations. In a follow-up survey1 of past program participants, 87 percent said the training helped them produce digital media products in service of the public about issues generally ignored by mainstream media."

MENAHRA–The Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association: Best practices in strengthening civil society’s role in delivering harm reduction services
Report for the World Health Organization/Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office. 36 pages. October 2012.
Excerpt: "Civil society practitioners said that as a result of MENAHRA training, advocacy and
support, members of civil society organization gained skills and valuable connections
to counterparts from across the Middle East and North Africa; civil society organizations’ harm reduction services engendered a growth in provision of harm reduction services beyond their own projects; many countries adopted changes in policies and practices favourable to
harm reduction; and awareness of, and sharing information about, harm reduction has increased
dramatically in the Middle East and North Africa, as has acceptance of discussing injecting drug users and harm reduction."

Rapid Assessment of Local Journalists’ Capacity in Alexandria, Aswan, and Minya Governorates
Report submitted to USAID by Management Systems International (MSI). 31 pages. December 2008. 
Excerpt: "Among Egypt’s local newspapers, those with cramped offices, slow computers, and low
pay are the lucky ones. The majority of local newspapers in our sample had a single
computer available to reporters or none at all. Most reporters write their stories at home
with pen and paper."

Media Development Program Year Four Evaluation Report,
Evaluation comparing program’s work plan to actual activities. Submitted to USAID by Management Systems International (MSI). 65 pages. September 2010. 

MDP Contributions to Democratization in Egypt
Summary of program activities and trainees relevant to Egypt’s democracy movement.  Section in Media Development Program Progress Report submitted to USAID by Management Systems International (MSI).  6 pages.  February 2011.
Excerpt: "Traditionally top-down, Al Ahram began using the popularity of online articles, number of comments, and percent of positive versus negative comments to inform editorial planning. Al Ahram also began using the statistics of the website to decide on best-read journalists, diverging from the traditional practice of favoring journalists by seniority when accepting articles for publication in the print newspaper."

Livelihood and Income from the Environment in Sinai: Final Project Report,
Report submitted to USAID by International Resources Group (IRG Ltd.).  36 pages. April 2012.

HIV stigma and discrimination in health care settings in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.” 
Prepared for the World Health Organization/Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Presented at the symposium “Family, the Millennium Development Goals and AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa region: Linkages, challenges and opportunities,” Doha, Qatar, hosted by the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development, UNAIDS, and UNICEF, November 2011. 


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