The Political Economy of Reform - Expert Videos (2010)
CommGAP and the World Bank Institute’s Governance Practice jointly organized a two-day workshop entitled “The Political Economy of Reform: Moving from Analysis to Action”. The workshop sought to explore the role that Political Economy (PE) analysis can play in supporting and informing real-world reform efforts. Following are samples of short critical content videos featuring speakers interviewed during the event (links to CommGAP's YouTube Channel)
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Communication Concepts and Principles - Animated Videos (2010)
These short 5 minute videos, produced in collaboration with the World Bank Institute, use animation as an innovative learning medium designed to present in an engaging format key communication concepts and principles. Using CommGAP’s Technical briefs as the main reference material, the graphical animation videos are a creative complement to existing learning support tools.
On December 1, 2009 the World Bank presented the launch of the book "Public Sentinel: News Media and Governance Reform." Edited by Pippa Norris, McGuire Lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the publication observes the role of the media as a player in world governance. The event took place the World Bank and was chaired by Caby Verzosa, Communications Adviser at the World Bank Institute. Sanjay Pradhan, World Bank Institute Vice-President, prefaced the event with remarks about the Insitute’s unique role at the Bank, which is seeking to work more closely with media groups in governance issues. Philip Keefer, Lead Economist at the World Bank’s Development Economic Research Group, offered additional commentary on the book. (B-SPAN)
A hands-on, interactive learning tool designed to help reform managers and operational teams in developing and implementing a communication strategy aimed at creating multi-stakeholder support for reform and change initiatives.
An online learning support tool which can help users improve their effectiveness in skillfully handling difficult multi-stakeholder dialogue where multi-party interests lead to entrenched bargaining positions.
In this video, Dr. Gerry Power, Director of Research and Knowledge Management, from the BBC World Service Trust, presents the research findings of the African Media Development Initiativ (AMDI); the most extensive independent survey of the state of the media ever conducted across 17 sub-Saharan African countries. The study reveals a widespread consensus with respect to the media's enormous potential to contribute significantly to development and governance in Africa. (B-SPAN)
This video was presented at the World Congress on Communication for Development, in a session entitled Communication for Good Governance, Participation, and Transparency, and looks at three examples of successful communication for good governance in Bangladesh, Ghana, and Uganda. (Windows Media Player, 5:12 minutes)
A special edition of the BBC World’s World Debate on good governance and poverty was recorded at the World Bank headquarters in 2007. The panelists included: Sanjay Pradhan, Ashraf Ghani, Jagdish Bhagwati, Paul Skinner, Tajudeen Rahmann, and BBC Moderator Zeinab Badawi. (Windows Media Player, 47 minutes)