Behavior Change Techniques in Clean Cooking Interventions to Achieve Health, Economic and Environmental Impact
The Use of Behavior Change Techniques in Clean Cooking Interventions to Achieve Health, Economic and Environmental Impact
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) conducted a study to review the use of behavior change approaches in resource-poor settings. The report employs a number of case studies to assess the use of behavior change techniques (BCTs) to lessen human impact on the environment. BCTs ranged from marketing and removal of financial barriers to community mobilization and regulation. Some case studies included programs that successfully achieved scale and new clean cooking technology became the norm. An example is Indonesia’s transition to LPG; the government learned from early problems by building a national regulatory framework and reaching out to change agents in beneficiary communities. The study concludes that effective interventions must take into account relationships and context at the individual, interpersonal, community and national levels and that while certain strategies have achieved success, the sector still needs to find ways to achieve success at a greater scale.