The Tool for Multisectoral Integration of Social and Behavior Change Programming

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A list of tools and resources from Transform/PHARE, a USAID project that used innovative practices from marketing, advertising, human-centered design and behavioral economics to strengthen health-related behavior change programming. Tools are in English and French.

Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) tools can provide USAID Missions and partner governments support in assessing climate change vulnerability and improving climate-related decision making. Through new methodologies and tools for assessing climate risks, ATLAS helps evaluate adaptation options and synthesize best practices. A key emphasis of ATLAS is the uptake and use of information, helping to translate assessments into adaptation investment decisions and concrete actions at the country, sector, and program levels.

This online training is a one to two-day course for people who design and implement agriculture projects, including those focused on food security, livelihoods, value chains, and/or broader agricultural market development. Completing the course will provide knowledge and skills to help agriculture projects become more nutrition-sensitive by leveraging agriculture’s potential to contribute to specified nutrition outcomes or results.

Interventions to foster changes in behaviors and social norms are an important aspect of efforts to reduce malnutrition around the world. This course aims to demystify Social and Behavior Change (SBC) design as well as share useful SBC-related resources. The course assists practitioners in understanding some SBC models that explain why people behave in certain ways, how behaviors change, and how SBC strategies apply these models in designing behavior-centered programs.

This resource guide is intended for use by national managers from immunization, reproductive, maternal child and adolescent health and other related programs. It may also be useful for global, regional and country level policy-makers and partners responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of integrated services, policies or health systems strengthening. The guide aims to bring together a range of relevant resources, summarize current knowledge and provide guidance on the integration of immunization with other health interventions, health policies or activities to strengthen health systems. The guide applies existing academic literature on integration. Included in the guide is information on the interventions, or packages of interventions, that might be integrated with immunization and a summary of documented country experiences.

This field-tested, six-day training curriculum responds to community development managers', program planners' and behavior change officers’ need for a practical behavioral framework that helps them with developing effective behavior change strategies in the fields of agriculture, Natural Resource Management (NRM), health, and nutrition.

CORE Group's research library is a searchable list of state-of-the-art tools, curriculums and technical resources covering multiple focus areas including Social and Behavior Change (SBC), FP, social accountability, general health and nutrition. The library was produced with multiple partner and member organizations.

This guide is for program managers and planners conducting a Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) assessment to investigate intra-household roles and influence. The Focus Families and Culture (FFC) guide introduces a holistic framework that can assist program staff to more effectively identify key priority groups for interventions. After learning about the development and key concepts and the methodology. The guide also includes a step-by-step review of the assessment process, complete with case examples, sample tools and diagrams.

This Care Group repository contains information, presentations, tools, curricula, and results reports regarding Care Group programs. The guides review how care groups are formed, how care groups are used to reduce child deaths and results from using various Care Group models.

The purpose of the manual is to provide basic, easy to use, and quick information across the range of topics that organizations need to be familiar with at different stages of a PHE program cycle. This manual drew on member experience with designing and implementing Population, Health and Environment (PHE) projects/programs. The manual was established in response to member and partner demands for information to help PHE practitioners implement project activities. 

The Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) toolkit is a collection of resources that was developed to promote “a complete status of well-being” of individuals and families by converging activities related to the three sectors of population, health and environment." The HoPE-LVB toolkit was created using the lessons learned and best practices from the project. 

This Guide was designed for facilitators/trainers who work with Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) implementing Population, Health and Environment (PHE) activities to develop a Behavior Change Communication (BCC) intervention that supports the achievement of the PHE project’s goals and objectives. It instructs the facilitator on how to train participants on the basic components of a BCC intervention. It also advises how to adapt these components for PHE projects that need integrated messages to raise community awareness of the PHE linkages of health and pro-conservation behaviors. 

The Circle of Care Model is a framework for understanding how SBC interventions, particularly strategic communication, can be used along the service delivery continuum before, during and after services. At each stage, three explicit areas are identified where SBC can be used to influence attitudes and behaviors among clients and providers. The end result is more effective service delivery programs that meet the needs of the intended audiences and contribute to improved health outcomes. 

The guide is a training curriculum that builds skills to plan and carry out a Barrier Analysis survey. The hands-on learning exercises help learners answer the most common and frequently perplexing questions that arise during implementation. Topics including sampling, interviewing techniques, coding, tabulation and data use are discussed throughout the training. The manual uses a step-by-step approach starting with the definition of the behavior to be studied and development of the Barrier Analysis questionnaire.

This manual provides guidance for field-based conservation practitioners in developing countries on integrating health and family planning into community conservation projects. It is designed for those who are starting work in a new area as well as those who might be adding on a health or population component to an existing conservation project. In addition, some sections are likely to be of interest to health partners, development organizations and donors.

This toolkit is a strategic package of resources to guide program managers at implementing organizations, advocates, and decision makers through the processes of piloting, implementing, and scaling up integrated programs and advocating for policy change. These resources include: up-to-date global and country-specific background and reference materials to inform advocacy and assist with the design of evidence-based, state-of-the-art programs; job aids, curricula, and other tools to increase the effectiveness and quality of program activities and services; and, publications that detail key implementation processes and lessons learned.

The FHI 360 PROGRESS project (2008-13) added to the evidence base on multi-sector integration, providing guidance on how development organizations can successfully expand their program model to include family planning services. Working closely with partners, PROGRESS developed, implemented, and evaluated three interventions. This report synthesizes lessons learned for use in replication and scale up.

This analytical study SBCC identifies and examines best practices in SBCC efforts by African governments. The study seeks to contribute to USAID Africa Bureau objectives to expand its analytic capacity, incorporate these principles into activity design and ultimate impact, and enhance its ability to better understand how African governments are using SBCC campaigns to improve the well-being of African citizens. Understanding SBCC best practices and their potential for improving state-society relations contributes to establishing a framework for future USAID Africa project design, which can further contribute to the development of compelling theories of change.

This training manual is organized around concepts of M&E for SBCC interventions with strengths and weaknesses of approaches and recommendations wherever applicable. The manual aims to strengthen efforts of SBCC interventions by building capacity to effectively monitor and evaluate intervention against desired outcomes and provide learning for SBCC strategies. This training is intended for master trainers, state program M&E officers and managers, district level officials and supervisors whose main job is to monitor SBCC interventions in their geographical area of work.

The Social Norms Exploration Guide & Toolkit (SNET) is a participatory guide and set of tools to translate theory into practical guidance. Step-by-step guidance, exercises, and templates in the toolkit can help program implementers: understand social norms theory and concepts; prepare staff to identify and investigate social norms; engage community members using participatory learning exercises to identify reference groups, and explore social norms influencing behaviors; analyze information with project team and communities; and, use findings to inform the design of norms-shifting activities and develop good evaluation tools. 

The FOCUS Tool is an online social and behavior change and communication strategy planner. FOCUS provides step-by-step guidance on how to develop or retrofit a theory-based social and behavior change and communication (SBCC) strategy. The steps, theoretical framework, and tools are designed to help SBC practitioners prepare and plan for effective SBCC initiatives through a comprehensive approach.

SBC How-to Guides are short guides that provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform core social and behavior change tasks. From formative research through monitoring and evaluation, these guides cover each step of the SBC process, offer useful hints, and include important resources and references.