The ACT Framework Package: Measuring Social Norms Around Female Genital Mutilation
At the heart of the ACT framework is a set of 10 questions that can be used to create a social norms index. These are supported by indicators you can choose from to measure other factors associated with social norms, including individual and social level change, social networks, and gender norms. The ACT Framework and its supporting tools will allow you to: 1) Select from a menu of indicators to design research instruments tailored to your program’s theory of change and implementation status. 2) Choose as many or as few indicators from the menu as needed to design research that is as complex or as simple as the scale and resources of your programme call for. 3) Find detailed guides, tip sheets and templates to help programme staff engage and manage stakeholders who will be involved in the study, including research agencies, government counterparts, partner agencies and communities.