We work in low and middle income countries on a range of policy challenges, from healthcare and early years education, to corruption and tax collection.
We have as much to learn from our local partners – civil servants, NGOs and academic institutions – as they do from us. Building strong partnerships cross more than twenty countries has allowed us to adapt, improve and scale many of our original tools and trials.
Senior Advisor - Canada
We are looking for a Senior Advisor to join the team in Canada.
Research Assistant - Education
We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the team on a fixed term contract.
Senior Research Advisor
We are looking for a Senior Research Advisor to join the team.
Laura Zatz is a Senior Advisor at BIT North America. Her work focuses on applying behavioral insights to improve policies…
Switching the default to advertise part-time working boosts applications from women by 16%
The difference in pay between women and men tends to increase sharply after the birth of a woman’s first child. Women are much more likely than men to move to part-time working, often to balance home and care responsibilities. Once women move to part-time roles, they often fail to progress entirely – perhaps because only 15% of roles are advertised with flexible working opportunities. This can mean women get ‘stuck’ – unable to apply to new external roles, or receive promotions in their existing jobs. We partnered with Zurich Insurance UK to understand the drivers of the Gender Pay Gap in the organisation, as well as possible solutions.
A small number of people account for a large amount of coronavirus risk
Once lockdown ends, how compliant should we expect people to be with the guidance, in terms of limiting their number of risky social contacts? To estimate this, we ran a (pre-lockdown) survey about the social activities of 3,702 adults in England.