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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

  • Blog
  • 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

  • Blog
  • 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.

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  • 5th May 2022

Podcast: Online fraud, peacebuilding, road safety & synthetic data

The latest episode of our podcast Inside The Nudge Unit looks at recent work from the team in the areas of road safety, online fraud, conflict resolution and synthetic data.

  • Blog
  • 29th Apr 2022

How can we encourage migrant domestic workers to seek help? Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog post series, we talked about the behavioural barriers that migrant domestic workers (MDWs) face when deciding whether and how to seek help, and the prototypes that we designed to address these barriers. If you had voted in the poll in our last blog post,…

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  • 26th Apr 2022

Low-paid and low-skill women - moving beyond education

Recently we launched a global research programme aiming to understand ways to support low-paid, low-skill women progress into higher quality work, supported by JPMorgan Chase. Today we publish our review of the evidence on low-paid and low-skill women in the UK, France, Spain and South Africa. We focus on the…

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  • 22nd Apr 2022

Promoting better waste management with behavioral insights

Our planet can’t handle the amount of trash we produce but behavioral insights can help encourage proper disposal

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  • 14th Apr 2022

Three ways behavioral insights can help shift peak energy demand

Across the Americas, climate change is putting pressure on energy providers. To keep the lights on during extreme weather, from the hottest summers on record to frigid winters, many are turning to demand management programs. Behavioural science can help.