Issue 106 | July 3, 2013 | Focus on Behavior Change
This issue contains 2013 studies and resources on behavior change in water, sanitation, and hygiene programs. Included are a USAID-sponsored event and webinar on behavior change and an interview featuring WASHplus Deputy Director Julia Rosenbaum about small doable actions as a behavior change approach. Other resources include toolkits from the SHARE project and the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program as well as reports and case studies from Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
- Behavior Change in WASH Programs, June 27, 2013. (Video)
One in a series of “Strate-Chats” that USAID is hosting to coincide with the launch of its new Water and Development Strategy, this event focuses on behavior change methodologies and case studies. Presenters include Chris Holmes and Merri Weinger of USAID, Ron Cleemer of World Vision, and Orlando Hernandez from WASHplus.
- Breaking the Cycle: Small Doable Actions in WASH to Improve Child Health, 2013. J Rosenbaum, WASHplus. (Video)
WASHplus’s Julia Rosenbaum discusses the power of small doable actions as a behavior change approach when it is applied to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs.
- Behavior Change. The World Bank Water and Sanitation Program, 2013. (Toolkit)
This behavior change module introduces the theory of change and key components of the approach WSP used in the Global Scaling Up Handwashing project. The module includes four presentations: behavior change overview, FOAM Framework, enabling products, and monitoring.
- Choose Soap. SHARE Project. (Toolkit)
The SHARE resource was created to promote hand washing with soap in households in low income settings and draws on ideas and best practices from different fields, including hygiene and health promotion, behavioral sciences, and marketing. This kit is designed to be used to promote hand washing with soap: at key times; within a realistic budget and time frame; and for an organization working at village level across multiple villages. Continue reading
Watch the webcast of USAID’s discussion on “Behavior Change in WASH Programs: From Barriers and Access to Application and Use.” Featuring Chris Holmes, Merri Weinger and Jenny Datoo, USAID; Ron Clemmer, World Vision; and Orlando Hernandez, WASHplus/FHI 360.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has specified in its Medium Term Strategic Plan 2012-2016 that all programmes funded by WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) are subject to independent mid-term and five-year evaluations. These evaluations are aligned with the overall GSF financing mechanism, which is based on a five-year programme cycle.
Therefore, WSSCC is now calling for proposals by 7 June 2013 for “GSF Mid-Term Evaluation Consulting Services”. For more information about the consultancy, please click on this link:
The mid-term evaluations of GSF programmes in ten countries will be clustered in two batches of five countries in 2013 and 2014/2015 respectively. The assignment covers design and implementation of the mid-term evaluations as well as analysis, consolidation and dissemination of findings as per the Terms of Reference.
As of 31 March 2013, the GSF programmes are implemented in ten countries: Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. In addition, programme preparation is on-going in another six countries; Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Pakistan and Togo. Sanitation and hygiene awareness-raising and promotion activities in the first ten countries with GSF programmes has resulted in 1.4 million people having improved toilets, and more than 1 million people in nearly 4,000 communities who are now living in open defecation free environments.
A new endline report discusses how Peru’s enabling environment for handwashing with soap has progressed since 2007. The research, conducted by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), indicates that the enabling environment has been strengthened at both national and regional levels. In addition, efforts to integrate and institutionalize handwashing with soap behavior change into national, regional, and local policies related to health and nutrition, education, water, and sanitation have largely been achieved.