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. <--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.

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.

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.