Understanding the costs associated with social and behavior change (SBC) interventions for health is critical for budgeting, price setting, program planning, and economic analysis.
Breakthrough RESEARCH is gathering, analyzing, and sharing evidence on the costs and impact of social and behavior change (SBC) interventions to support the case that investing in SBC is crucial for improving health and advancing development. A review of the SBC costing literature identified 147 studies on SBC costs, methodological shortcomings, and knowledge gaps that can be addressed in new SBC costing studies. https://www.thecompassforsbc.org/sites/all/modules/wysiwyg/plugins/break..." title="">
This page describes the Ecological Model of behavior change theory. It is intended to provide guidance to professionals working in social and behavior change.
Breakthrough RESEARCH, through analysis led by Avenir Health, has developed two briefs exploring the factors related to adolescent childbearing and youth contraceptive use in USAID priority countries to show how SBC investments can be tailored to focus on the unique circumstances of different young people.
Costing is the process of data collection and analysis for estimating the cost of a health intervention. High-quality cost data on social and behavior change (SBC) are critical not only for developing budgets, planning, and assessing program proposals, but can also feed into advocacy, program prioritization, and agenda setting.
The “Business Case for Social and Behavior Change (SBC) in Family Planning” synthesizes the SBC cost literature and SBC effectiveness literature in family planning to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of SBC and the pathways through which effectiveness is achieved.
Breakthrough RESEARCH (BR) is gathering, analyzing, and sharing evidence on the costs and impact of social and behavior change (SBC) interventions to support the case that investing in SBC is crucial for improving health and advancing development.
This article explains that evaluation expenses are highly situational with no simple way to calculate costs. It offers several steps involved in costing a program's evaluation.
This article discusses the use of smartphones for M&E. As the cost of smartphones drops, and as the growth of messaging apps like WhatsApp continues to increase worldwide, the range of possibilities for phone-based M&E is becoming both more diverse and more complex.