We support you in exploring new perspectives and ways to design your projects and understand the groups you work with.

We support you in exploring new perspectives and ways to design your projects and understand the groups you work with.

We support you in exploring new perspectives and ways to design your projects and understand the groups you work with.

Insights & Reflections

Sarah Osman

How to make a literature review useful for your team

For most projects, I recommend conducting or commissioning a literature review before anything else. It’s an efficient and cost-effective way to help you focus your intervention design, or plan further formative research if it turns out that that is necessary.

The challenge though is what to do once that 50-page report is ready!

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Sarah Osman

How does behavioural theory improve intervention design?

Recently, I was confronted with an interesting question: what evidence do we have that programme intervention design is best served by using a theory? Do we have concrete data and evidence that using theory leads to more effective interventions? In my quest for a decent response, I realised that the question isn’t so much why interventions should be informed by theory, but rather, how they should be informed by theory.

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Sarah Osman

Modelling: theoretical underpinnings and parameters for correct application

Modelling is an interesting behaviour change method to understand because it seems that the scale of interventions that can be designed using it can make it very cost-effective, for example, due to the number of potential viewers of a film whose behaviour could be influenced. To help NGO practitioners take full advantage of modelling as a behaviour change method, this post provides an overview of its theoretical underpinnings and the conditions that make it work.

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