Anti-social insurgent behavior change in Nepal

A campaign to reduce and ultimately stop the large numbers of Maoist insurgents in Nepal from breaking into houses in remote areas to steal food, harass the homeowners and cause disruption. After analysing the underlying reasons for the anti-social behaviour, the recommended intervention was to provide food for the insurgents outside the houses in a public gathering place. The insurgents were now quite happy to take their food without having to break into people’s houses. Hunger was the primary motivation for their anti-social behaviour.