Tuesday, Oct 26, 14:00-15:30 PM CEST
Publication - Understanding Multi-Level Drivers of Behaviour Change - A Cross-Impact Balance Analysis of What Influences the Adoption of Improved Cookstoves in Kenya
The paper outlines an approach for synthesizing empirical data from different analytical levels using the Cross-impact Balance (CIB) method in a way that is epistemologically consistent and documents its application. In so doing, the authors contribute a systemic view of how behaviour change with regard to the adoption of an improved cooking technology may – or may not – come about.Furthermore, in order to explore consistent stories of behaviour change, the authors combine CIB with Scenario Diversity Analysis (SDA) as suggested by Kemp-Benedict (2012). Combining CIB with SDA allows the authors to reduce what might potentially be half a million combinations of scenarios – what referred to in the paper as scenario kernels – to just four scenarios, which represents quite an efficient reduction.