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This webinar covered case examples and guidance for key steps, challenges, and solutions for costing of social norm interventions.

Video | Passages Project | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

Social norms play a powerful role in shaping the behavior of young people and can have an enormous impact on their sexual and reproductive health. Even as interest in social norms has surged, there is no consensus about what constitutes a norms-focused approach and how this differs from other types of community-based programs. This brief […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Gender Equality

The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change envisions a world where the powerful influence of social norms in shaping adolescents’ lives is widely understood, and where projects and programs improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health by applying normative science at scale. This overview brief outlines the mission, structure, and activities of the Learning Collaborative.

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

Marta Pirzadeh, MPH, is Senior Technical Officer in Research Utilization at FHI 360. She has over fifteen years of experience in the public health field with a primary focus on youth, maternal and infant health, HIV prevention, and sexual and reproductive health programming. The quintessential question “why reinvent the wheel?” can be applied to many […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents

Social norms – the often unspoken rules that govern behavior – shape the trajectories of young people’s lives. The impact on young people of harmful social norms, such as expectations related to gender-based violence, early marriage and early parenthood, is receiving increasing attention and programmatic efforts are underway to shift these norms. These efforts present […]

Report | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents

This document provides an overview of practical experiences of identifying and diagnosing social norms to inform program design and measurement. The purpose of this overview is to document, categorize, and differentiate approaches applied to date to inform a learning agenda to advance work related to the practical diagnosis of social norms. Please note that this […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

Recent years have seen an upsurge in interest in social norms and their application in solving complex public health problems. While the number of theories, papers, and programs related to social norms is burgeoning, there is not yet a consensus or common standard about what actually constitutes a social norm change approach and how this […]

Report | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

This document presents the work of members of the Learning Collaboriative’s Theory Community. Representatives of the Scale-Up and Measurement communities also participated in the development of this working paper. This framework was developed during a two-day brainstorming meeting at the London School of Tropical Health and Hygiene in November 2016 and revised based on comments […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

Members of the Learning Collaborative  share the resources they have identified as most useful to their work addressing social norms to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health. These include reports, manuals, peer review publications and books on social norms theory, measurement and practice. These Top 20 Resources on Social Norms were selected by members of […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change