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  • 31st Mar 2020

Young men are hardest to engage on coronavirus guidance

As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread around the world, so too does advisory content and media regarding its dangers. With over 700,000 confirmed cases and 35,000 deaths recorded across 177 countries and regions, governments, public health organisations, and research groups worldwide have been publishing posters, digital media, infographics,…

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  • 31st Mar 2020

BIT joins partners in Kenya to increase access to sexual reproductive health services

Across the world, numerous barriers prevent girls from accessing the sexual reproductive health services (SRH) they need. Indeed, 29 countries require women to gain the consent of a spouse or partner to access such services, and in another 45 countries, parents must give consent for their children to access HIV…

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  • 26th Mar 2020

How behavioural insights can help college and university students learning remotely due to COVID-19

In the coming months, millions of college and university students around the world will be exclusively learning from home for the first time ever. Without the structure and routine of face-to-face sessions, it will be a massive challenge for these students to continue to engage productively with learning.

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  • 23rd Mar 2020

Bright infographics & minimal text make handwashing posters most effective - result from an online experiment

Many governments and health authorities have already created posters and infographics to encourage people to thoroughly wash their hands. We decided to test some of these in order to identify which were most effective.

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  • 19th Mar 2020

900 million children and young people are learning from home. What works best?

As the UK prepares for schools to shut tomorrow, this post explores the evidence on what works for remote learning and provides ideas for how to help parents support their children’s learning at home, based on our experience running a number of projects in this space

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  • 17th Mar 2020

Covid-19: ¿Cómo promover los comportamientos adecuados para reducir la velocidad de contagio?

Nuestra recomendación es seguir las directrices de las autoridades sanitarias del país en que te encuentres. Nuestra especialidad no es la medicina o la epidemiología, sino las ciencias del comportamiento. Las ideas recogidas en este artículo van dirigidas a ayudar a los lectores a cumplir con las recomendaciones de las…

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  • 12th Mar 2020

Covid-19: The role of corporations in spreading or containing the pandemic

The coronavirus is, first and foremost, a global health issue, and we should not underestimate the role that organisations can play in thwarting its spread and impact. 

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  • 6th Mar 2020

More than a few bad apples? What behavioural science tells us about reducing sexual harassment

With Harvey Weinstein’s recent conviction for sexual crimes, it feels like some progress has been made towards taking sexual harassment more seriously. As behavioural scientists working on gender equality, we try to understand how to best combat sexual harassment in the workplace - and whether it is, indeed, about more…

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  • 5th Mar 2020

How to stop touching our faces in the wake of the Coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases spread across the globe, people are starting to get some consistent advice on what they can do to avoid the virus. In addition to washing their hands and coughing or sneezing into a tissue (or your elbow), people are being told to not touch their faces. The problem…

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  • 3rd Mar 2020

R&D in the Third Sector

At BIT we’ve been doing a growing amount of work in recent years to support third sector organisations and funders to develop their programmes, particularly in the fields of social action and social capital. This often involves helping organisations to develop theories of change and do robust evaluations. In the…