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  • 10th Dec 2019

BIT included in consortium to bring play to refugee children with $100 million grant from The LEGO Foundation

We are thrilled to announce the launch of PlayMatters, an exciting initiative to bring 'Learning through Play to nearly one million children impacted by humanitarian crises in Ethiopia and Uganda'. BIT joins a world-class lineup of partners -- the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Plan International, War Child Holland, Ubongo, and…

  • Blog
  • 6th Dec 2019

What’s better, a nudge or a shove?

While BIT is often, for better or worse, referred to as the ‘Nudge Unit’, we deal in both slight prods and and larger shoves because both can be effective.

  • Blog
  • 25th Nov 2019

What can we do to combat Intimate Partner Violence?

At least 1 in 3 women in Latin America have experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). We partnered with the International Development Bank (IDB) to identify behavioural barriers that IPV survivors and service providers face when tackling this issue in the region and propose solutions to overcome these barriers .

  • Blog
  • 25th Nov 2019

¿Qué más podemos hacer para combatir la violencia contra las mujeres?

Al menos una de cada tres mujeres latinoamericanas ha sido experimentado violencia perpetrado por su pareja. Establecimos una colaboración con el Banco Internacional de Desarrollo (BID) para identificar las barreras de comportamiento que enfrentan las sobrevivientes de IPV y los prestadores de servicios al abordar este problema en la región.

  • Blog
  • 20th Nov 2019

Women only apply for jobs when 100% qualified. Fact or fake news?

When Sheryl Sandberg published her book Lean In in 2013, a catchy finding mentioned in it started to turn into received wisdom: men apply for positions if they meet just 60% of the requirements, while women only apply if they meet 100% of them. It did not take long for…

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  • 4th Nov 2019

Beyond disclosure

This month, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) published their report calling time on disclosures.This leaves us with a hard question: if disclosure isn’t enough, where should financial regulators look next?

  • Blog
  • 1st Nov 2019

Keeping people safe at work using behavioural insights

It’s Friday and for many in the UK, the weekend means a trip to the local chippy to enjoy some fish and chips. But getting fish to our tables has a hidden high cost: commercial fishing remains one of the nation’s deadliest professions. One of the leading causes of death…

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  • 23rd Oct 2019

And the award goes to...

Each year, the BX Awards celebrate the finest researchers and practitioners in the field of behavioural science. Here we take a look at the 2019 winners and runner-ups and their impactful work.

  • Blog
  • 16th Oct 2019

Don’t tell me what to eat!

The prospect of the state meddling with our diets is not welcomed by everyone – our food preferences are so deeply personal, aren’t they?

  • Blog
  • 15th Oct 2019

Humble Empiricists win the Nobel Prize in Economics!

A huge congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer who have just won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics.