|About Food for the
Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian, nonprofit relief and
development private voluntary organization (PVO) that seeks
to walk with churches, leaders and families in overcoming all
forms of poverty by living in healthy relationship with God
and His creation. FH was founded in 1971 and helps some of the
world's most disadvantaged people in 37 countries through child
health and development programs, agriculture and clean-water
projects, nutrition programs, education, microenterprise loans
and emergency relief.
|About The CORE Group
Partial support for this document was provided by the Child
Survival Collaborations and Resources Group (CORE) with funds
from USAID Cooperative Agreement FAO-A-00-98-00030, although
the views in this document do not necessarily reflect those
of CORE or USAID. The Child Survival Collaborations and Resources
Group (The CORE Group) is a membership association of more than
35 U. S. private voluntary organizations that work together
to promote and improve
primary health care programs for women and children and the
communities in which they live. The CORE Group’s mission
is to strengthen local capacity on a global scale to measurably
improve the health and well-being of children and women in developing
countries through collaborative NGO action and learning. Collectively,
its member organizations work in over 140 countries, supporting
health and development programs.
Davis Jr., Thomas P, Food for the Hungry, Barrier Analysis: A Tool
for Improving Behavior Change Communication in Child Survival and
Community Development Programs, Washington, DC: December 2004.
The author would like to acknowledge Dave Evans (Vice President
of Government and Gift-In-Kind Resources), Sara Sywulka (Developmental
Relief Coordinator), Kim Cutler (Health Program Officer), Evans
Isaboke (Program Manager, FHI/Kenya), and Jane Kaburu (Administrative
Assistant, Programs, FHI/Kenya) of Food for the Hungry for their
help in planning and field- testing this manual. The author is also
indebted to Lynette Walker of the CORE group for her valuable feedback
and Ann Jimerson, Senior Program Officer of AED, especially for
feedback on this tool and for sharing information on AED’s
Doer/Non-Doer Analysis tool which was used to strengthen this tool.
The members of the CORE Social and Behavioral Change Working Group
(particularly Michelle Kouletio) were very helpful in supporting
this work by providing information on similar methodologies and
by reviewing the manual. Thanks go to Dr. Augusto Martinez, as well,
a dear friend who helped me conduct the original training on this
tool with Health Promoters in the Dominican Republic in 1984. I
would also like to thank the dedicated staff and members of CORE
whose commitment to reducing maternal and child deaths and suffering
led us to take on this task.
Some illustrations were created by Regina Doyle. Other illustrations
were taken from Where There Is No Artist, by Petra Röhr-Rouendaal,
ITDG Publishing (October 1, 1997). Additional illustrations were
taken from Where There Is No Doctor, by David Werner with Carol
Thuman and Jane Maxwell, Hesperian Foundation Publishing (1996).
Layout and graphic design were done by Karin Burklein Design, Ltd..
Some of the text in the following sessions was graciously provided
by the Academy for Educational Development’s Change Project
as part of their Doer/Non-Doer Analysis manual.