Sarah Sahlaney

Sarah Sahlaney

Sarah Sahlaney is an associate director for social and behavior change and gender at ACDI/VOCA, where she works with USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Food Programme projects to identify and change target behaviors. ACDI/VOCA combines approaches from sociology, psychology, behavioral economics, and public health to identify barriers to and motivators for behavior change. Sarah works on the full gamut of human behaviors, including those in agriculture and livestock, women’s empowerment, agricultural cooperative development, finance, and marketing.


Unraveling the Mysteries of Social and Behavior Change

A great television commercial has been airing recently in the United States. Couples each get a long ribbon to roll …

ACDI/VOCA Women New Year's Resolutions

Making New Year’s (and New Projects’) Resolutions Stick

Last year, I made four (four!) major New Year’s resolutions: Be more productive. Run a marathon. Be less stressed. Exercise …