Research and Resources

An Interactive Timeline of Media Development Sankalpa Dashrath

Research is a primary component of the Media Map project, and several papers will be published and distributed publicly as part of the effort through 2011 and 2012. They include:

Rethinking Media Development, Mark Nelson with Tara Susman-Peña This final report is intended as the beginning of a process of using Media Map research as a platform for action. Your feedback welcome.

On Media Development: An Unorthodox Review (forthcoming) Daniel Kaufmann; Presentation to the Center for International Media Assistance based on this research available here.

Healthy Media, Vibrant Societies: How Strengthening the Media Can Boost Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Tara Susman-Peña A synthesis report examining the policy implications of the relationships between media and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Media Development and Political Stability: An Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa, Sanjukta Roy An econometric study of the relationships between press freedom and access to information, and political stability in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Edited by Mary Myers, Examining the impact of donor support to the media sector over the last two decades, to be released periodically throughout 2012.
- Cambodia, Margarette Roberts
- Democratic Republic of the Congo, Marie-Soleil Frère
- Indonesia, Manfred Oepen
- Kenya, Iginio Gagliardone and Katherine Reed Allen
- Mali, Heather Gilberds
- Peru, Gabriela Martínez, with Network Analysis, Erich Sommerfeldt; Participatory Photographic Mapping (PPM), and PPM Annex, Luisa Ryan and Gabriela Martínez
- Ukraine, Katerina Tsetsura, with Network Analysis Erich Sommerfeldt, Katerina Tsetsura, and Anna Klyueva

Design for Quantifying Donor Impact on the Media Sector Sanjukta Roy and Tara Susman-Peña

Mapping Donor Decision Making on Media Development: An Overview of Current Monitoring and Evaluation Practice Jason Alcorn, Amy Chen, Emma Gardner, and Hiro Matsumoto, A Capstone Masters’ thesis report at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Anya Schiffrin, Faculty Advisor

Review of Literature Amelia Arsenault and Shawn Powers A review of the literature that explores the intellectual history of media development

Overview Report: Measuring Media Development Sanjukta Roy Explains the quantitative data available that measures media, and how it is incorporated in the Media Map Project

Review of Literature on Quantitative Data (matrix) Sanjukta Roy


Other public data sources of interest:
Asia Barometer Institution: Co-hosted by the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica and The Institute for the Advanced Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University.
The Asian Barometer is an applied research program on public opinion on political values, democracy, and governance around the region.

Global Barometer Surveys Institution: Global Barometer
The Globalbarometer represents an indigenous initiative to develop a global intellectual community of democracy studies surveying ordinary citizens. The project’s agenda is built on the premises that public attitudes and orientations toward democracy are crucial to the process of political legitimacy and that political culture operates autonomously as a key factor mediating the impact of socio-economic modernization on the evolution of the political regime, particularly in democracies. The Globalbarometer Surveys now cover 3 continents, more than 48% of the world’s population, and it is still expanding. Besides Africa, East and South Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East, the Caribbean region is the possible region that will join the network once surveys get off the ground in the area. See also data available from the individual regional barometers: AfroBarometer, LatinoBarometro, Asian Barometer, and Arab Barometer.

Latinobarómetro Institution: Latinobarómetro Corporation
Latinobarómetro is an annual public opinion survey that involves some 19,000 interviews in 18 Latin American countries, representing more than 400 million inhabitants.

Pew Global Attitudes Project Institution: Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day.

World Values Surveys Institution: World Values Survey Institution
The World Values Survey is a worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change. This project is carried out by an international network of social scientists. Variables related to the Politics and Society subscore will be included.

Empowering local media worldwide

1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 (w)
+1 202 833-5740 (p)
+1 877 347-1522      
+1 202 833-5745 (f)