This study assessed whether a 60-minute soccer-themed educational session led by a trained coach increased the demand for male circumcision among adolescent students in secondary schools in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Researchers found that logistical reinforcement offered by coaches, in the form of follow-up calls and the offer to accompany boys to the clinic were important factors in their decision to undergo VMMC. The results, however, need to be treated with cautious optimism when considering the potential impact at scale, as the trial was carried out in a single city.
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.