Food for the Hungry Logo Barrier Analysis: A Tool for Improving Behavior Change Communication in Child Survival and Community Development Programs
Background Information
Field Practicum
Training Objectives
What is Barrier Analysis
How to Conduct Barrier Analysis

Photo of kids playing
  Background Information
About Food for the Hungry
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.

Food for the Hungry Logo

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.
CORE Group Logo
US Agency for International Development  Logo

Recommended Citation
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.

Next (Introduction)

Food for the Hungry Logo

© November 2004

Home Site Map Contact Us