Program Design and Management
Program Design and Management
Another Option’s technical team has designed and managed Social and Behavior Change programs across sectors to address critical development issues. Another Option’s program management approach brings together critical actors from across sectors to effectively integrate solutions in communities impacted by some of the world’s greatest challenges.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
An effective program design begins with data and Another Option has extensive experience in designing qualitative and quantitative research to offer insights of key populations and audiences. Data and information are applied to design effective programs, monitor and evaluate their progress, and measure their impact. Another Option’s experts design performance monitoring plans and evaluation studies.
Advocacy to Drive Social Change
Creating an enabling environment that support individual and societal change requires a strategic approach. Societal and cultural norms and policy and regulations can be barriers to effective change. Another Option’s technical team has developed tools and techniques to advocate for change that contributes to the social good. Advocacy activities range from strategic public relations, community engagement, targeted communication, and facilitation of participative problem-solving.
Another Option develops messages through careful audience research. Interviews with audiences enables Another Option’s technical team to uncover key insights into what is important to them, who and what influences their lives, the choices they make, and what factors impact their ability to incorporate new behaviors into their daily lives.
Creative Design and Development
Another Option’s team provides a full-range of print and digital services including media ads, websites, apps, digital and print books, social learning games, podcasts, and training toolkits covering a wide-range of subjects. The choice of media is determined by formative audience research.
Funding for development programs has changed radically over the last decade, creating a complicated yet exciting world of funding sources. New opportunities to fund development work include global development alliances, social and impact investment groups, crowd source funding, and socially minded investment products. Another Option helps their clients navigate this new environment to access resources for their programs.
Another Option views gender and community norms as essential to making sustainable changes to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. Our technical experts conduct primary research to identify internal and external influences for women and the people in their lives. This evidence identifies social influencers in her world, her personal motivations, and barriers that hinder her development. With this information, programs can be shaped and developed to positively support women in meaningful and appropriate ways.
Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (Knowledge Management)
Open communication and collaboration are critical to the success of development programs. Another Option knows that most knowledge is created, generated, captured, and shared through human interaction. Our technical experts work with organizations to reflect on their internal processes to find ways of formalizing this knowledge and brainstorm ways to do good work better.