Guidelines for Costing of Social and Behavior Change Health Interventions
Costing is the process of data collection and analysis for estimating the cost of a health intervention. High-quality cost data on SBC are critical not only for developing budgets, planning, and assessing program proposals, but can also feed into advocacy, program prioritization, and agenda setting. To better serve these data needs, these guidelines aim to increase the quantity and quality of SBC costing information. By encouraging cost analysts to use a standardized approach based on widely accepted methodological principles, we expect the SBC Costing Guidelines to result in well-designed studies that measure cost at the outset, to allow assessment of cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost ratios1 for SBC programming. Such analyses could also potentially help advocates for SBC to better make the case for greater investment in SBC programming.2 These guidelines lay out a consistent set of methodological principles that reflect best practice and that can underpin any SBC costing effort.
SocArXiv Papers | A systematic review of conservation efforts using non-monetary, non-regulatory incentives to promote voluntary behaviour change
BIT Barrier Tool
Welcome to The Behavioural Insights Team’s Barrier Identification Tool. What is it: This tool will help you to identify and categorise the barriers to a behaviour that you’re trying to change. Step 1: The COM-B Model Overview - a behaviour change framework that can be used to identify barriers to behaviour. Step 2: Review a worked example of how this tool can be used to identify barriers to a behaviour. Step 3: Use the tool to identify barriers to a behaviour you’re trying to change.
Weight-Loss Tips: Why We Self-Sabotage (and How to Stop)
We fall off track because a part of us isn’t sure that the goal we’re working toward is going to make our lives better. This causes inner conflict, and when there’s inner conflict, we do the easiest thing of all: nothing. I’ve presented this simple worksheet to many clients, and I’ve found that it helps determine what’s really holding them back.
Handwashing Can Stop a Virus—So Why Don’t We Do It? - By Michael Hallsworth - Behavioral Scientist
Marrying Empathy and Science to Spread Impact
How Behavioral Science Solved Chicago’s Plastic Bag Problem - POLITICO
the small tax on bags was the actual driver for change, but people thought ecological factors, not the tax, had convinced them. The BeSci lessons here are first, that you can use tiny levers to effect significant change and secondly, that we don't always know, or want to admit, why we take certain decisions.
Commitment Devices - Using Initiatives to Change Behavior
Don't Condemn People Who Don't Evacuate for Hurricane Florence - Scientific American Blog Network
How Incentives Can Build Good Habits | Psychology Today
Behavioural Insights in Action: Scarcity
Government policies and services can be hard to navigate for people who are already under pressure. By understanding the effects of scarcity, we can make these easier to access for the people who need them. https://bi.dpc.nsw.gov.au/blog/2018/12/13/a-guide-to-reducing-the-effects-of-scarcity/
Shouldn’t We Make It Easy to Use Behavioral Science for Good? - Behavioral Scientist
Opinion | Why Is Behavioral Economics So Popular? - The New York Times
Acceptability of financial incentives for health behaviour change to public health policymakers: a qualitative study | BMC Public Health | Full Text
Public healthonomics - bringing a behavioral economics perspective to public health interventions
For public health, the key question is: When it is beneficial to charge a price for an intervention and when it is not? Research has shown that the best price for many prevention efforts is free, explains Cohen. It may not make economic or public health sense, but we human beings are much less likely to take steps to prevent illness than to treat it. We procrastinate. We forget. “If, on top of that, it costs something, then demand for preventive products like bed nets is too low,” she says. The behavioral economics of treatment is a different story. People recognize that they need it and are much more willing to pay. But there’s a sweet spot between charging too much, so people can’t afford the treatment, and charging too little, which can lead to indiscriminate and inappropriate use of a treatment.