Development agencies increasingly depend on passing information to communities or organizing activities through the elected leadership committees of self-organizing groups. The hierarchical structure of these committees leads agencies to assume that these elected leaders are influential. Contrary to this assumption, this study found that there is a relatively small overlap between people deemed the most influential and the elected committee members. A small portion of the most influential people were especially well connected in the community, but were seldom committee members. Identifying and fostering the support of these individuals could provide an efficient, forceful network for promoting behavior change messages.
Committee Members and Influential People in Village Networks
This brief investigates the perceptions and experiences of young women related to wealth, livelihoods, and aspirations in Uganda’s Karamoja sub-region.
This brief investigates how wealth, wealth equality, and food security have changed in specific villages in four districts in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda from 2018 to 2021/22.
This study aimed to better understand changes in and perceptions of wealth and equality in four counties in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda.