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  • 23rd Feb 2022

The Gambling Policy & Research Unit

In September, we launched the Gambling Policy & Research Unit to design, test and scale solutions to reduce gambling harm. Since then we’ve been busy!

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  • 21st Feb 2022

Supporting low-skill, low-pay women to progress: a new global research programme

As living costs are set to soar this year with gas prices increasing across Europe, analysis suggests this could be devastating for people in low income households. Single-parent families - the majority of which consist of single women raising children - are more likely to live in poverty, and face…

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  • 16th Feb 2022

Peer-to-peer financial guidance at work: Lessons from the field

If you are an employer, it will come as no surprise that financial concerns impact your employees’ mental and physical health, and can even affect work performance. Research estimates that money worries cost the UK economy £120bn and 17.5 million lost hours of work. The good news is, employers can…

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  • 14th Feb 2022

Tinder Swindling: A darker side to Valentine’s Day

Many of us grew up with Hollywood-style dreams of how we might meet our partner - whether that be a chance encounter in a bar, on a long plane journey, or fighting over the last apple in the supermarket. In reality, however, more of us are turning to the internet…

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  • 11th Feb 2022

Changing how young people behave online

This week marked Safer Internet Day, a global initiative which aims to raise awareness about online safety issues. This is a story that we hear frequently in the media: that the internet, especially social media, is an unsafe space, filled with dangerous content and cyber bullying. In particular, with technology…

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  • 9th Feb 2022

Dónde hemos estado y hacia dónde vamos: América Latina y el Caribe

Durante los últimos 8 años, hemos ejecutado más de 40 proyectos en América Latina y el Caribe, incluidos 24 ensayos controlados aleatorios. Nuestro trabajo abarca 14 países (¡y contando!) Y nuestros socios van desde gobiernos locales y nacionales hasta ONG, el sector privado y organizaciones internacionales.

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 9th Feb 2022

Where we’ve been and where we’re going: Latin America and the Caribbean

Over the past 8 years, we have run more than 40 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 24 randomized controlled trials. Our work spans 14 countries (and counting!) and our partners range from local and national governments to NGOs, the private sector, and international organizations. We are delighted to…

Also available in: Español

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  • 8th Feb 2022

Safer Internet Day: 5 behavioural projects to improve online safety

Today is Safer Internet Day, a day used to campaign for all stakeholders to ‘make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.’ In this blog we outline why online platforms are so adept at influencing human behaviour and showcase five projects…

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  • 2nd Feb 2022

Five behavioural challenges and opportunities for 2022

In 2021, we saw the reach and impact of behavioural science continue to extend. From the UN hosting its first behavioural science week and declaring behavioural science as a “critical tool to progress on its mandate” to the publication of the final edition of Thaler and Sunstein’s classic book Nudge.…

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  • 31st Jan 2022

The rise of evidence-based policymaking?

Last week saw the publication of the Evidence Commission report from the Global Commission on Evidence. The recommendation that is most likely to attract attention is the call for governments and Foundations to benchmark at least 1% of spend on R&D -  experimentation, evaluation, and the strengthening of the evidence-building…