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  • 3rd Nov 2020

Do you understand the guidance? Four findings from an experiment with 3,702 adults in England

Following the announcement that England will enter a second national lockdown, the public will need to familiarise themselves with the new rules coming into force this Thursday. But how well does the public understand the current rules, some of which vary depending on what part of the country people live…

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  • 2nd Nov 2020

How behavioural insights helped Canadians access their tax benefits

Every year, thousands of lower income Canadian families miss out on about $5,000 in benefits and refunds because they do not file their taxes. It is easy to understand why. Tax filing can be burdensome and complex. It is voluntary if you do not owe any money, and the benefits…

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  • 27th Oct 2020

BIT France opens its doors 🇫🇷

In a time where offices might seem like a distant reality, BIT has just opened a brand new office in Paris. 

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  • 27th Oct 2020

BIT France ouvre ses portes 🇫🇷

Alors que pour certains d’entre nous le concept de bureau peut sembler une idée distante, le Behavioural Insights Team vient d’ouvrir son premier bureau à Paris (et par la même occasion en Europe continentale !).

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  • 22nd Oct 2020

Reducing antibiotic overuse without worsening health inequities

COVID-19 has drawn the world’s attention, however, AMR was named as one of the top ten threats to global health by the World Health Organisation in 2019. The problem of AMR is not going away and urgent action is needed, with a recent report warning that 10 million people could…

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  • 15th Oct 2020

Piloting and prototyping new handwashing stations in Bangladesh

We recently took to the field in Bangladesh where we are running a project with international development organisations BRAC and BIGD to reduce coronavirus transmission. Here, we’re installing 1,000 public handwashing stations at busy locations such as outside mosques, markets, schools and bus stands, to improve access to hygiene facilities…

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  • 13th Oct 2020

How can we support physical distancing in the office?

To understand how to best support physical distancing in workplaces, we partnered with a large Australian bank and Professor Robert Slonim to undertake some rapid research. This formed part of a broader objective for the bank to become a COVID-safe workplace, and to find creative ways to help their employees…

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  • 9th Oct 2020

Nudging to boost volunteer sign-ups during the coronavirus crisis

BIT and the Local Government Association (LGA) partnered with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) to encourage good deeds and maintain altruistic behaviours throughout the crisis. We developed a set of messages designed to encourage volunteering behaviours. To maximise the impact of these messages we incorporated several behavioural insights or nudges…

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  • 23rd Sep 2020

Nudging young people to engage with pensions

BIT partnered with Scottish Widows to conduct an online experiment with 2,800 young people in the UK on BIT’s Predictiv platform. The experiment aimed to measure how they would view pension contributions depending on different types of communication frames, as well as map out young peoples’ understanding of and attitudes…

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  • 3rd Sep 2020

How can we prepare young people for the future of work?

COVID-19 has had profound impacts on the way societies function, including the nature of work. Young people are particularly affected, with youth unemployment in Australia at the highest it’s been in 22 years. To address this crisis, young people need to be adaptable and demonstrate a broader range of skills…