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We integrate behavioral insights, emerging technology, and market know-how to catalyze change that lasts.

Our expertise.

We address challenges big and small using behavioral science and creative thinking

Howard Delafield International was founded in 1995 with the belief that bringing diverse expertise together could foster innovation and lasting change by achieving the right mix of local knowledge and global expertise.


25 years and 25 countries later, our global team of creative problem-solvers, behavioral scientists, communication and marketing wizards, public health and environmental specialists, youth and gender pundits, strategists, product designers, partnerships champions, researchers, implementers, and educators continue to break new ground. 

We use human insights, emerging technologies, and applications of market-
based approaches sustained by strategic public-private sector partnerships
and coalitions. 

We exist to drive collaborations that improve lives and produce results that are meaningful for people who are too often the last to benefit from the world’s
best solutions.

What we do

Behavioral science

We use expertise in the behavioral sciences to produce insights that inform and inspire our creative approach to addressing challenges and solving problems.

Catalyzing problem-solving with research

Game-based learning

We employ serious games and gamification for behavior change, learning, and social impact.

Using play strategically


We use communication and the media arts to influence beliefs, attitudes, and social norms.

Creating for positive change

Marketing and market-based applications

We use market-based approaches including direct-to-consumer strategies.

Putting people at
the center since 1995

Scale and sustainability

We scale and sustain initiatives through strong partnerships with the private sector, community organizations and country governments.

Collaborating to achieve lasting impact


What if?

What if we could innovate together and address the most pressing issues of our times in pioneering ways.

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