Track and Adapt Tool DescriptionsFacility Care

Remember to access the online tools you need to set up a FREE account so that you can save your work and create (or join an existing) Work Area.  We guide you through the Work Area selection or creation process, so we will be there to help! 

Click on online or offline for the version of the tool you wish to use, depending on what is available.    

When you click on an online tool below, if you are signed in, it will automatically take you to the Work Area.  If not yet signed in, it will ask you to sign in first, then it will take you to the Work Area.

All tools for all phases can also be found under Resources and linked from the BIG Tools page.

Tool: Set Targets

Found: online and offline PDF

This tool helps you set reasonable behavior outcomes for your program. Tracking trends and heat maps

You will base your targets on:

  • indicators you set for your priority behaviors,
  • comparison to where you are now,
  • percent changes seen,
  • reasonable expectations given your program timeframe, and
  • existing data in trend lines and heat maps.  

This tool helps you decide how much is enough, and how much is too much, to expect from your program. The evidence from your country that you collected in the beginning (or pulled from our country data) will help you set your targets. 

You identified your behavioral outcome indicators in Phase 1: Focus and Analyze

(If not, you can identify them now, see Step 5 of Focus and Analyze. And if you have behavioral outcome indicators that are not in the system, add them using our custom data entry tool.) 

Not only does the Set Targets tool let you establish global program targets for each priority behavior, it also allows you to set interim milestones. 

The system is purpose-built to be flexible: 

  • Want to set targets for each year of your program? Can do. 
  • Want to compare where the program or country was when you set your targets, so that you know what a reasonable increase is or decrease is over the life of your project? Can do. 
  • Want to see data with your target on a trend line? Say it with us: Can do! 

You’ll also enjoy the ability to see your data by province or district (if the data is available). 

See your present and a moving picture of the future: the change in your behavioral outcomes. It’s like a magic eight ball for social and behavior change. 

Don’t have data that can help you track targets or the system doesn’t have your data needs?  That’s why we made a custom data entry tool to let you input your own data, nationally or sub-nationally. Track what you need, when you want it. 

[You can also set factor-level outcome targets for your critical factors in the Factor Data Dashboard. Fancy!]

Tool: Behavior Data Dashboard

Found: Online only  

This tool lets you see your results through an interactive platform. 

Our bespoke dashboard tracks changes based on data you have entered, or existing system data, at the national and sub-national levels (depending on data available) using trend lines and heat maps.  

You identified your behavioral outcome indicators in Phase 1: Focus anTracking behavioral outcomes pinkish backgroundd Analyze.  It’s OK, we know you had a lot to do when you were focusing and analyzing for your pathways to change.  Take some time to identify them now (see Step 5 of Focus and Analyze).  If you have behavioral outcome indicators that are not in the system, you can add them in the custom data entry tool

Once you have set your targets, quickly and easily jump straight to your Behavior Outcome Dashboard to see where your indicators stand and how you are doing on all your priority behaviors.

As you update your data, your Dashboard will automatically update as well.

You can access the trend lines and country maps here too (as shown in the Set Targets tool).  And, for the 25 high impact health behaviors, the system provides performance indicator reference sheets to share with your Monitoring and Evaluation team.

You’ll love the convenient print feature that lets you print any portion of the dashboard to insert into Word and PowerPoint documents.

Ace that next SBC presentation!

(And post a screenshot and tag us on social media, #ThinkBIG #JSI #SBC #socialbehaviorchange. We’d love to see it!)

Tool: Factor Data Dashboard

Found: Online only 

This tool helps you set targets for changes in your factors.

You can track your progress through trend lines and heat maps, right in the Behavior Profile and along your pathways to change, based on indicators you define in the Behavior Profile or in the custom data entry tool.

Tracking in a Behavior Profile

You will have identified your factor-level outcome indicators in Phase 1: Focus and Analyze.  But if not, you can work on those now (see Step 5 of Focus and Analyze). 

If you have factor-level outcome indicators that are not in the system, you can add them now in the custom data entry tool

Factor-level outcome indicators are directly linked to your critical factors. The system shows this two ways: 

  1. Directly along the pathways to change in your Behavior Profiles.
  2. Or as stand-alone indicators by priority behaviors.

Like the Behavior Outcome Dashboard, you can follow the most recent trends and a country heat map. The custom data entry tool lets you input any data you have to effectively track your factors.

Tool: Custom Data Entry

Found: Online only 

This tool takes your data decision making and monitoring to the next level. 

Data Entry tableEnter your own data, set new or additional indicators for behavior and factor-level outcomes, and show progress directly in the tool or on the dashboards using trend lines and heat maps. 

You’ll appreciate the tool’s easy input format. Name your behavior outcome or factor-level outcome indicator if they haven’t been selected yet or are unique to your program. Give it a description (if you are in the mood), set how the indicator is measured (numbers or percent), and much more. Or if you have already chosen your indicators in Phase 1: Focus and Analyze, recycle your hard work – select that indicator and make all the same decisions! 

Once you have made measurement choices, move on to inputting your data. Datasets can be national level, sub-national level, or both.  You can input them monthly, quarterly, yearly – whenever you measure and collect data. 

Did we mention we love to leverage technology to make social and behavior change easier? Add data manually. Or get savvy and import directly from a CSV file. More insight, less grunt work. 

As you input data, you can monitor how things are working by clicking on the “Chart” tab to see trend lines and country heat maps. 

Basically, it’s an all-in-one package that can help you effectively track the unique data for your program. That’s intelligent design. And more hours freed up for your team.

Adapt toolTool: Adaptive Management Guidance

Found: Offline PDF only 

This tool provides you with instructions on what, why, when, and how to adapt your program activities based on your ongoing tracking.

We provide you with instructions on how to adjust your indicators as program activities get started and you learn more than you knew before. Get coached on adapting your indicators and your program activities based on continuous learning.

The tool can also help you talk with your partners about data and provides a handy appendix on “How to Read Behavioral Data.”  It is important to understand what pertinent behavioral data to share and the significance of that data when discussing your results with your primary actors, stakeholders, and donors.