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  • 13th Jun 2022

Increasing economic mobility by bringing together nine US cities

Economic mobility lies at the heart of the American dream—that everyone be able to reach their highest aspirations through equal access to opportunity in education, employment, and more. However, this dream is far from reality, especially for communities of color and people struggling to make ends meet.

  • Blog
  • 10th Jun 2022

Time to be bold on smoking

Smoking remains one of the single biggest causes of disease and premature death. Despite efforts to reduce tobacco consumption, in 2019 almost 8.7 million deaths worldwide were attributed to smoking. This is more than have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Here's our thoughts on the recent independent review…

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  • 9th Jun 2022

Time taxes

Staggering rises in energy bills, the highest level of inflation in decades - there’s no shortage of numbers that drive home the stark reality of the current cost of living crisis. But there’s one that is conspicuous by its absence, and it’s for one of the most valuable things we…

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  • 6th Jun 2022

Webinar: Reducing Fraud & Promoting Cybersecurity

According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumer reports of fraud are at an all-time high, with over $5.8 billion lost. And that’s just in the United States. What makes online scams so effective? How can companies empower people to avoid them? A deep understanding of human behavior can help. Join…

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  • 1st Jun 2022

What happens when cycling, walking, or taking the bus is faster than driving?

On World Bicycle Day we’re celebrating streets built for people and sustainable transportation. As traffic deaths hit a 15-year high in the United States, Mexico City is showing what’s possible when a city uses a behavioral insights lens to guide its investments. 

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  • 27th May 2022

Leveraging behavioural insights to build lasting peace

The conflict with Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has claimed the lives of 39,000 people, displacing over 2.5 million from their homes and destroying over $9 billion of physical infrastructure. The devastation and extreme violence over the last decade has left deep social and psychological wounds, resulting in the need for…

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  • 19th May 2022

Different frames, fewer games: how betting behaviour is shaped by the way odds information is presented

Imagine you’re deciding to place a bet at a casino. Before putting your money down, you’d probably like to know your chances of winning. You spot some information explaining the odds – “the theoretical average return to player for this game is 93%” – however, the jargon and percentage make…

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  • 13th May 2022

Reducing victim dropout in criminal proceedings in Chile

In 2019, one in four women in Chile experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). It takes courage to file a criminal complaint in these cases, and few women pursue legal action. Even after filing a complaint, the process is tough. Of those who file, a third drop out before the case…

Also available in: Español

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  • 13th May 2022

Reduciendo el abandono de las víctimas en los procesos penales en Chile

En 2019, una de cada cuatro mujeres en Chile experimentó violencia de pareja íntima (VPI). Se necesita coraje para presentar una denuncia penal en estos casos, y pocas mujeres emprenden acciones legales.

Also available in: English

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  • 10th May 2022

Tips by Text - a promising trial upended by the pandemic

Pre-pandemic, about one in four children were not reaching the required level in language and literacy at the end of Reception. This figure has likely increased as children have had less opportunity for play and learning over the past two years.