To ensure the maintenance and sustainability of social and behavior change (SBC), Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is implementing a phased, performance-based community capacity strengthening (CCS) approach that focuses on engaging existing community leaders and structures—namely ward development committees—to increase community self-efficacy, coordinate and support the health ecosystem in general, and to ensure sustained community-level activities supporting behavior change and positive social norms for improved health outcomes. Using a qualitative approach, Breakthrough RESEARCH assessed early successes, challenges, and opportunities for Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria’s CCS Phase 1 approach in selected wards of the Bauchi and Sokoto states in Nigeria.
Silva, Martha, Nrupa Jani, Adetunji Adetayo, and Mayokun Adediran. 2022. "Qualitative evaluation of Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria’s community capacity strengthening approach to sustaining integrated social and behavior change programming: Phase I," Breakthrough RESEARCH Technical Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.