Breakthrough RESEARCH, with input from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and cross-sectoral implementing partners, developed research and learning agendas (RLAs) to strengthen two important areas of social and behavior change (SBC) programming: integrated SBC programming and provider behavior change (PBC).

The RLAs identify and document:

  • Gaps in existing evidence on integrated SBC/PBC programming.
  • Priority research and learning questions and the consensus-driven process used to derive them.
  • Roles of key stakeholders for putting the research and learning agendas into action.

These research spotlights highlight how three current SBC projects/initiatives are filling priority evidence gaps for integrated SBC and PBC programming: USAID Tulonge Afya’s NAWEZA Platform, Beyond Bias, and Surgo Ventures’ CUBES Framework.

Through the research spotlights, we share key highlights from the projects/initiatives to:

  • Demonstrate how priority RLA questions are being answered to improve SBC programming.
  • Share tools and resources for other program implementation and research partners.
  • Raise the visibility of current innovative SBC work.

Learn more

Explore the research spotlight on USAID Tulonge Afya’s NAWEZA Platform.

Explore the research spotlight on Beyond Bias.

Explore the research spotlight on the Surgo Ventures’ CUBES Framework.

Activity Brief: “Developing Social and Behavior Change Agendas for Integrated Programming and Provider Behavior Change” [EnglishFrench]

Programmatic Research Brief: “Advancing Integrated SBC Programming

Programmatic Research Brief: “Advancing Provider Behavior Change Programming

Slide Document: “Developing Research and Learning Agendas to Strengthen SBC Programming

Blog post: “Answering Critical SBC Questions to Advance the Field and Improve Population-Based Behavior Change

Webinar: “Advancing Integrated Social and Behavior Change and Provider Behavior Change Programming: Exploration of the Research and Learning Agendas” [SlidesWebinar Recording]

We want to hear from you!

Breakthrough RESEARCH is updating and expanding these research spotlights with information that was not previously available and we would like your input in order to make these valuable resources for our audiences.

If you have read either of the Spotlights and found them to be interesting or useful tools for your work, please fill out our brief survey here and help inform future spotlights and related activities.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Activity Snapshot

Collaborating partners
FHI 360, Pathfinder International, and Surgo Ventures


Geographic Location
Burkina Faso, India, Pakistan, and Tanzania

Sanyukta Mathur