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Applying behavioural insights to public policy in Bangladesh, Guatemala and Indonesia

Since 2016, we’ve been working with ten partner organisations – mostly within government – in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala. Funded by the Global Innovation Fund, we’ve been supporting these institutions to run their own behavioural insights projects. By running several projects with each partner, and reducing our involvement gradually, we’ve supported them to gain the skills and tools needed to run behavioural insights projects independently. Some partner organisations are now setting up dedicated behavioural insights units, others are incorporating behavioural insights approaches and rigorous impact evaluation across their programmes.

Our joint projects with partners have addressed a variety of policy challenges, including tax compliance, birth registration and school enrolment – all with the aim of improving the lives of millions of people, many of whom are living on less than USD 5 per day. Below, we profile the findings from individual projects and the staff at our partner organisations that we’ve been working with on each project.