This study assessed the impact of two five-month short message service (SMS) campaigns designed to increase the uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in Zambia; one was a conventional campaign where all participants received the same package of information and the other campagin was designed to be dependent on the participants’ level of intention on undergoing VMMC. The intervention did not significantly increase the self-reported and verified VMMC uptake. Future research is still necessary to fully understand the potential of SMS-based tools for VMMC demand creation.
Authors of this report estimate the impacts of teacher training programmes aimed at secondary school maths and science teachers on their subject knowledge, teaching practices and student test scores. These training programmes form a key component of the government's efforts to improve quality through the School Sector Development Programme.
Authors of this report evaluate the impact of an intervention that uses a behavioural science approach to increase vaccination coverage in Ethiopia by providing nonmonetary incentives to caregivers and health workers.