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  • 9th Jan 2024

The promise of behavioral science in Latin America

These past few months, the BIT LAC team traveled across the region. We shared new behavioral insights knowledge; reflected on the future of the field; and learned from local practitioners, academics, and civil servants.

  • Blog
  • 9th Jan 2024

La promesa de las ciencias comportamentales en América Latina

El mes pasado, el equipo de BIT América Latina y El Caribe (BIT LAC) viajó por la región. Compartimos nuestro conocimiento sobre las ciencias comportamentales, reflexionamos sobre el futuro de la disciplina, y aprendimos de los profesionales, académicos, y funcionarios locales. 

  • Blog
  • 9th Jan 2024

A promessa da ciência comportamental na América Latina

Nos últimos meses, a equipe BIT LAC viajou pela região. Compartilhamos novos conhecimentos sobre insights comportamentais; refletimos sobre o futuro da área; e aprendemos com profissionais locais, acadêmicos e funcionários públicos.

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  • 4th Jan 2024

Three Challenges for Applied Behavioral Science: Overcoming the Hurdles to Private Sector Adoption

While we like to think of ourselves as open to new ideas, the reality is that encountering a new framework or way of thinking is also somewhat threatening.

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  • 28th Dec 2023

Three Promising Opportunities for Applied Behavioral Science Compliance, Cybersecurity & Human Resources

Applied behavioral science has flourished in the private sector over the past decade. Today, there are an estimated 154 corporate behavioral science teams. And this figure doesn’t begin to capture the full magnitude of this work, including recent projects by such disparate companies as Unilever, Indeed and Meta.  

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  • 21st Dec 2023

Improving handwashing in Rohingya settlements in Cox’s Bazar

With the generous support of Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI), BIT collaborated with the BRAC Social Innovation Lab (SIL) to encourage usage of HWSs among the Rohingya nationals in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh through developing BI-informed communication interventions that addressed behavioural barriers faced by the community. 

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  • 19th Dec 2023

From Vision to Validation: Khulisa's Journey with The Ending Youth Violence Lab

In its April 2023 launch event, The Ending Youth Violence Lab (at the Behavioural Insights Team) unveiled its two inaugural research projects. We were delighted to be one of two charities selected to receive the Lab’s transformative support in evaluating our work. For us, the partnership marked a significant milestone…

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  • 8th Dec 2023

Beyond lockdowns and parties: what we can learn from the systemic failures of the pandemic

The headlines have so far focused mainly on the drama and failings within No. 10, and especially on the early months of the pandemic up until the first ‘lockdown’. But there is a danger that this focus crowds out a hard-headed analysis of the wider system failures that help explain…

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  • 5th Dec 2023

Three remarkable new findings in PISA - the worlds guide to how our kids are learning (or not)

In the world of education, the PISA results are the World Cup, Olympics and Oscars all rolled into one. For a generation they have provided the benchmark study on how well our children are learning - and how well our educational systems are performing. 

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  • 4th Dec 2023

Pounds for pylons - when do incentives backfire?

People living ‘close’ to new infrastructure will receive up to £1,000 per year off their electricity bills as well as a wider community benefit fund allowing them to support local social projects.