Translating evidence to action: Policy briefs produced by Anthrologica with UNICEF ESARO and Country Offices
Policy briefs produced by Anthrologica with UNICEF ESARO and country offices - case study.
The Behavioural and Social Drivers (BeSD) tools, developed by the WHO-lead BeSD Expert Working Group, allow for large scale data collection, and measure four domains that play a major role in shaping vaccine uptake: what people think and feel about vaccines; social processes that drive or inhibit vaccination; individual
motivations (or hesitancy) to seek vaccination; and practical factors that shape the experience of seeking and receiving vaccination. Adapted specifically to targeting health workers, adults and teachers, such data can offer insights in how to continually tailor communication strategies and approaches, and ultimately ensure greater
impact with more efficiency.
Separately, UNICEF, in partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, developed a standard Community Rapid Assessment (CRA) data collection tool that focuses on generating data about COVID-19 related behaviours and perceptions from communities and individuals. This assessment uses mobile telephony data to
survey populations to examine behaviour changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, including on COVID-19 vaccines. It also examines how households have coped during the pandemic, as well as tracks their emerging needs as the pandemic evolves.