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  • 11th Aug 2022

Out now! A Behavioural Insights Toolkit for Entrepreneurship Programming

For those looking to examine behavioural components of entrepreneurship policy and programming, we’ve collated our experiences and methods in a step-by-step toolkit that will take you through the process of breaking down your objectives into specific behaviours in order to better understand the challenges and barriers faced by would-be entrepreneurs.

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  • 8th Aug 2022

Celebrating the birth of the Ending Youth Violence Lab

The birth of something new is nearly always a good reason to celebrate. The birth of the new Ending Youth Violence Lab is no exception. My day job is leading the Youth Endowment Fund. I and my team go to work every day with a single mission in mind: To…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Aug 2022

A fine or a nudge? Charging for plastic bags works and is an interesting behavioural case study

The average shopper in UK major supermarkets now uses around three plastic bags per year, compared to 140 back in 2014

  • Blog
  • 1st Aug 2022

The need for urgent action on youth violence

The consequences of youth violence extend beyond the children and families caught up in it, impacting on our communities, society and the wider economy. This is a public health emergency which needs our full and urgent attention

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  • 27th Jul 2022

High prices, high pay? How to attract and retain staff when inflation is high

Given the tricky economic situation, many employers are considering how they can best structure pay and reward to attract, retain and motivate staff, while balancing affordability

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  • 26th Jul 2022

Hard data is good data, but good data can be hard to get

Collecting good field data is challenging, not least for hygiene behaviours. It is even more challenging during a global pandemic - when there is great urgency, but travel restrictions make in-person quality control more difficult. How can you conduct this vital research when it is so hard to collect the…

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  • 25th Jul 2022

Introducing the Ending Youth Violence Lab

Involvement in crime and violence has a devastating effect on the lives of children, their communities and wider society. The Ending Youth Violence Lab (the Lab) wants to be part of the solution, by ensuring children have the strengths, skills and opportunities to make good life choices, meet their potential…

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  • 14th Jul 2022

Combating panic buying with behavioural insights

Some of the memorable images of the COVID-19 pandemic were pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets, as shoppers panic bought in response to public health restrictions. Here in Australia, we’ve seen the country go in and out of major restrictions over the past couple of years, with panic buying occurring…

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  • 12th Jul 2022

Reframing Sustainability Through a Behavioral Lens

Sustainability is a broad and complex issue encompassing everything from global warming to manufacturing processes. So it’s easy to feel unqualified to speak or too overwhelmed to know where to start. Feeling this way is known as choice overload in behavioral science, and it alone can lead to inaction.

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  • 8th Jul 2022

Encouraging employees to return to the office while maintaining flexibility and choice

Hybrid working is here to stay. Although many organisations offer hybrid work arrangements, there are still some ongoing challenges. Specifically, organisations have observed misalignment and even tension between managers and employees about their preferred number of days in the office. This is described in detail in the recent RMIT report,…