Behavior Change Interventions in Practice

A Synthesis of Criteria, Approaches, Case Studies, and Indicators
About the report:

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) partnered with Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment to produce a collection of resources that serve as guidance for designing effective behavior change interventions for environmental outcomes. This document seeks to cover the ‘how’ of behavioral design by sharing criteria, insights, and best practices.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) seeks to address the root causes and consequences of global environmental change by transforming markets and behaviors: unsustainable practices and behaviors are at the heart of the drivers of global environmental change, and responding to these can help to transform systems. See their post about why behavior change matters for their work and what to do about it here.

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Full report

Summary: Criteria For behavior change interventions
Lists key criteria for successful behavior change interventions based on insights in the three parts of the report.

Part I: Review of Behavior Change Approaches
Covers behavior change approaches, including criteria and assessments of current behavior change design methodologies and tools.

Part II: Case Studies
Provides eight, in-depth case studies of behavior change interventions, covering different environmental topics and geographies, to give additional detail as to what the stepwise process of designing behavior change solutions looks like.

Part III: Selecting, Measuring, Monitoring, and Evaluating Behavior Change Indicators
Describes how to select, measure, monitor, and evaluate indicators of behavior change so that your behavioral solution is supported by a robust theory of change and evaluation protocol.

Note: This is a companion report to The Science of Changing Behavior For Environmental Outcomes.