The Food Security and Nutrition Network Social & Behavioral Change (SBC) Task Force is designed to develop, reach consensus on, and build capacity in state of the art standards and tools for SBC to improve the quality of food security programs. It is composed of 50+ representatives from NGO Title II grantees and partner organizations in government, academia and the private sector. It provides an inclusive forum for sharing, adapting, refining and disseminating information, methodologies, tools and promising practices on SBC for increasing the impact of food security programs.
Meetings and Events
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- August 3, 2017 - The Task Force met to review the newly completed resource: REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity, and introduced a Formative Research Planning Guide that the group has been developing.
- March 2, 2017 - The Task Force met to hold a discussion on Incorporating Elements of Behavorial Economics into SBC Design.
- May 25, 2016 - The Task Force met to go over an SBC resource which is up for possible recommendation by the group, and a presentation and discussion on Participatory Learning and Action (PLA).
The Behavior Bank is a collection of results from barrier analysis and doer/non-doer surveys conducted by food security and nutrition implementers operating globally.
- View the results of other barrier analysis or doer/non-doer surveys.
- Share the results of a barrier analysis or doer/non-doer survey you conducted.
SBC Journal Club
The SBC Journal Club, co-hosted by the SBC Task Force of the FSN Network and the SBC Working Group of CORE, reviews recent journal articles and reports on social and behavioral change and facilitates discussion among the club members on the implications for implementers of SBC activities. To join the club, email Mary Decoster at firstname.lastname@example.org. View recordings of past journal club presentations below.
- Behavior Centered Design: Towards an Applied Science of Behavior Change (November 17, 2016)
- Design Thinking to Innovate in Social and Behavioral Change (October 21, 2016)
- Improving Public Engagement With Climate Change (June 8, 2016)
- Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function (May 3, 2016)
- Radio Campaign Study (March 11, 2016)
- Emotional Drivers and Handwashing in India (January 21, 2016)
- Care Groups: Evaluating Comparative Impact (November 5, 2015)
- Why do Evaluations of e-Health Programs Fail? (August 13, 2015)
- Social Networking to Maximize Population Behavior Change: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial (June 10, 2015)
- The Power of Heuristics (April 29, 2015)
- Mind, Society and Behavior (Feb. 9, 2015)
Task Force Recommended Tools
This task force recommends the following tools for implementers of Title II, Food for Peace funded development food assistance programs.
- Formative Research: A Guide to Support the Collection and Analysis of Qualitative Data for Integrated Maternal and Child Nutrition Program Planning, by CARE
- Designing for Behavior Change: For Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Nutrition and Health, by CORE Group, FSN Network
- Principles of Persuasion: Parts I and II, by Food for the Hungry, TOPS, FSN Network
- Quality Improvement and Verification Checklists, by Food for the Hungry, TOPS, FSN Network
- Partnership Defined Quality Facilitation Guide, by Save the Children
- Care Groups: A Training Manual for Program Design and Implementation, by World Relief, Food for the Hungry, CORE Group, TOPS
- The Care Group Difference, by CORE Group, World Relief
- A Resource Guide for Enhancing Potential for Sustainable Impact, by PCI
- Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers and Field Staff, by CORE Group, TOPS
- Barrier Analysis Facilitator's Guide, by Food for the Hungry, CORE Group
- A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis, by Bonnie L. Kittle
- Core Competency Series, by TOPS
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How to Get Involved
Participation in the Social and Behavioral Change Task Force of the FSN Network is open to implementers of food security and nutrition programs.
- Click here to join the listserv of the task force and keep informed of future meetings.
- Sign up for the FSN Network Newsletter in the left sidebar to stay informed of future meetings of the Task Force.