It was a stocktake of behaviour change programs delivered primarily in Victoria. The state government was keen to see whether the money it had spent on funding programs (along with other programs) had had any effect.
The results weren't great - you can read the full report here.
Local governments weren't well resourced, evaluation was patchy if it happened at all and behaviour change was generally restricted to simple information-deficit models.
It gave rise to a simple question: how could we do this better?
Since that time, I've worked for a consultancy that developed and delivered some cutting edge behaviour change programs and now run a network of nine local governments in Melbourne. I've kept thinking about that question, which is really the basis of this research project.
This isn't designed to be a dusty academic treatise that nobody reads. Hopefully, it will produce some new ways of thinking about behaviour change that will be useful for local governments or anyone developing and delivering behaviour change programs.