Formative Assessment Resources

This section includes formative assessment guidance documents and reports from a variety of country contexts. Conducting formative research helps to gather information about current knowledge, perceptions, practices, and barriers and motivators to behavior change within a particular setting. These findings are used to inform the development of a strategic and tailored SBCC approach. It is important to ensure that sufficient planning and resources are allocated for formative assessment within any MIYCN-FP integration initiative. The resources below focus specifically on MIYCN and FP. For more general tools to guide your formative research, refer to A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis and the Barrier Analysis Facilitator's Guide.