Using a theory-driven creative process to design a peri-urban on-site sanitation quality improvement intervention

Tidwell et al.’s (2019) paper, published in BMC Public Health, discusses the authors’ experiences of using the Behaviour Centered Design (BCD) framework to design a sanitation quality improvement behaviour change intervention for a peri-urban site in Lusaka, Zambia. The intervention aimed to encourage landlords to improve their toilets by making them more accessible, desirable, hygienic and sustainable. Use of the BCD model resulted in a theory-driven, creative and multi-faceted intervention. This work advances applied behavioural science, will be able to be adapted to improve on-site sanitation in other settings and will contribute to the iterative development of the BCD model.

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