This site provides our selection of the most useful resources on social and behaviour change in the context of relief and development interventions.


Three Myths of Behavior Change - What You Think You Know That You Don't

2013, TEDx Talks
Excellent TED Talk tackling the main behaviour change myths. 

A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis

2017, Kittle, B.
The updated version of the Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis is a training curriculum that builds skills to plan and carry out a Barrier Analysis survey. 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. As part of the training course, a Barrier Analysis survey is conducted....

Designing for Behavior Change: For Agriculture, NRM, Health and Nutrition

2013, FSN Network, CORE Group
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 behaviour change strategies. This guidance is also available in French and Spanish. 

Behaviour Change Toolkit

2017, People in Need (PIN)
This toolkit is designed to give development practitioners the know-how they need to understand people's behaviours and to help people to make positive changes in their lives. It highlights how behaviour change is key to addressing many development issues such as child mortality, climate change, gender inequality, and poor governance, and offers practical and easy-to-read guidance on how to...

Guidance on Assessing the Prevalence of Behaviours

2016, People in Need (PIN)
IndiKit provides step-by-step guidance on assessing the proportion of people following life-saving and life-protecting behaviours in the health, nutrition, agriculture, WASH, education and other sectors. It helps you with designing and implementing quantitative surveys. 

Formative Research Guide

2014, CARE
This guide provides development practitioners with a range of tools they need to conduct qualitative research. It helps them to assess the factors that influence people's abilities and willingness to adopt and practice positive behaviours. While the guide's main focus is on infant and young child feeding, the provided tools are very useful also for research in other sectors,...

SBCC How-to Guides

HC3
Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) How-to Guides are short guides that provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform core SBCC tasks, such as how to: develop a communication strategy prepare SBC materials conduct a pretest design SBC messages implement many other SBC-related tasks

Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers and Field Staff

2015, TOPS, CORE Group
These lessons seek to build the skills of community-level workers, such as community development agents, community health workers, and agriculture extension agents, so that they can be more effective behavior change promoters in their communities. The lessons are not sector specific, and are tried and true generic skills, such as communication and storytelling, that can help a...

Care Group Website

This website provides many useful resources on the use of the Care Group approach. A Care Group is a group of 10-15 volunteer, community-based educators who regularly meet together with project staff for training and supervision. Each volunteer is responsible for regularly visiting 10-15 of her neighbors, sharing what she has learned and facilitating behavior change at the household...

REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity

2017, The TOPS Program
This publication provides a range of lessons and exercises helping to build awareness, facilitate critical dialogue, and explore potential action to improve gender equity and diversity among development staff and community members.