Social Science for CEA

Using social science is critical to design and deliver effective community engagement and accountability strategies as it provides valuable insights into the social context where people live, as well as culture, behaviours and experiences of communities affected by crisis. Find out a range of standardized and customizable tools, resources, and guidance designed to build capacities and apply social science approaches and methods in public health and humanitarian settings.

5 December 2023

Information preparedness and community engagement for El Niño in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region

Type:

Briefing note

Organization:

Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

This key considerations brief describes the implications of El Niño in the East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) for Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) initiatives, based on previous comparable…

  • El Niño
  • Emergencies
  • Extreme weather
  • RCCE

5 September 2023

Approaches to scaling up COVID-19 vaccination: Experiences from Malawi, Kenya, and Uganda

Type:

Report

Organization:

Anthrologica, Collective Service RCCE

This synthesis draws on evidence from academic and grey literature, review of available data, programme documents and rapid consultations with partners working in COVID-19 vaccination programmes.

  • COVID-19
  • Epidemics
  • Vaccines

17 August 2023

Why Social Science Matters for Humanitarian Action?

Type:

Factsheet

Organization:

IFRC

A factsheet on the role of social science in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA).

  • Research
  • Social science

22 February 2023

Social, behavioural and community dynamics related to the cholera outbreak in Malawi

Type:

Briefing note

Organization:

Collective Service RCCE

This brief is a rapid synthesis of socio-behavioural evidence relating to the 2022 cholera outbreak in Malawi intended for national and international response partners. It focuses on interpreting this evidence…

  • CEA and Health
  • Cholera

17 June 2022

Social science training package

Type:

Training Material

Organization:

Collective Service RCCE, IFRC

Developed jointly by IFRC and Collective Service (CS) this training package aims to aid the integration of social science in health emergency interventions and policymaking by providing a set of…

  • CEA and Health
  • Policy
  • Social science
  • Training