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  • Report
  • 12th Jan 2021

Supporting students through the pandemic

What can schools and colleges actually do to support student wellbeing? Over the past six months, we’ve teamed up with the Sixth Form Colleges Association to answer this question. Our new guide for mental wellbeing in sixth form colleges suggests 12 strategies that colleges could try.

  • Report
  • 1st Dec 2020

Guidance on conducting energy consumption analysis

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has developed guidance for energy suppliers on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It specifies key considerations for carrying out energy consumption analysis, BIT’s recommended methodology, and alternative methodologies. Our intention is to provide suppliers and other organisations with an…

  • Report
  • 26th Nov 2020

The Behavioural Economy

A new 10-point manifesto published by The Behavioural Insights Team which sets out a clear roadmap for how governments, regulators and central banks can start using powerful behavioural levers and nudges available to economic policy makers that have the potential to deliver real positive change.

  • Report
  • 25th Nov 2020

Active Online Choices: Designing to Empower Users

People cannot meaningfully shape their relationships with the digital technologies that underpin their lives. This leads to imbalanced relationships between people and online services, and leaves users feeling disempowered and resigned to let platforms do as they please with their data.

  • Report
  • 9th Nov 2020

Improving school management in Guatemala with ‘rules of thumb’

BIT completed a project with the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) to improve school management and student attainment in high schools in Guatemala.

  • Report
  • 21st Sep 2020

El pequeño libro de los estímulos verdes

El libro es el primero del PNUMA sobre ciencias del comportamiento y teoría del estímulo, que se centra en las acciones humanas y cómo cambiarlas, y fue redactado con The Behavioral Insights Team y GRID-Arendal. Contiene 40 estímulos listos para usar, medidas simples que facilitan la toma de decisiones ecológicas,…

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 15th Sep 2020

Encouraging compliance with the gender pay gap regulations: a letter trial

New legislation came into force in April 2018 requiring all UK organisations with 250 employees or more to report their annual gender pay gap (GPG) figures to the public through a designated government website. Ahead of this, BIT worked with the Government Equalities Office to test whether different messages were…

  • Report
  • 2nd Sep 2020

The Little Book of Green Nudges

The Little Book of Green Nudges contains evidence-based guidance on implementing nudges, centered around techniques such as resetting default options, changing the framing of choices, and harnessing social influence. It also includes case studies of nudging interventions rolled out at universities from Thailand to Kenya, Finland and Colombia.

Also available in: Español

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Encouraging businesses to learn about formal apprenticeship programmes in Bangladesh

This project, which was conducted by the Future of Work Team of a2i, contributed to the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to promote apprenticeships. More specifically, this project looked to encourage more businesses to register onto a newly developed National Apprenticeship Management System (www.apprenticeship.gov.bd) to learn about formal apprenticeship programmes and…

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Addressing Information Barriers to Birth Registration

Our collaboration with Registro Nacional de las Personas (RENAP) explored how behavioural insights could be applied to increase birth registration in Guatemala. Not being registered at birth presents a number of obstacles in later life, such as lack of access to healthcare, education, social programs and land ownership. Inconsistent information…