Project Example

Learning, Evaluating, and Adapting Social and Behavior Change Programming in Zambia

Breakthrough RESEARCH is evaluating the impact of integrated social and behavior change (SBC) programs—i.e., those designed to address more than one health or development issue.

This program brief documents lessons for SBC programmers implementing multi-health, community-based SBC programming with integrated health services. An iterative process by Breakthrough ACTION Zambia, from October 2018 through March 2019, identified four design concepts with strong feasibility and potential for impact and scalability. This design process included a co-design workshop, iterative testing, validation, and finalization of each design concept.

These four concepts were further refined in Breakthrough ACTION Zambia provinces and districts in collaboration with implementing partners and the Ministry of Health (MoH) Department of Health Promotion, with the final intervention designs and implementation processes determined in close collaboration with the MoH.

Source: Breakthrough RESEARCH/Population Council

Date of Publication: April 20, 2021