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  • Blog
  • 14th Apr 2020

The forgotten frontline: four ways you can help food delivery workers during the COVID-19 crisis

Ten years ago, UberEats and Deliveroo did not exist, now they’re multi-billion dollar global businesses. Today food delivery workers make it much easier for many of us to comply with social distancing rules amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A quick look at Google Search trends suggests they must be: Deliveroo, Uber…

  • Blog
  • 8th Apr 2020

Using behavioural insights to create a Covid-19 text service for the NHS

Almost 2 million people in England have received daily SMS texts from the NHS warning them of the risks of coronavirus. Here we share the behavioural principles and approach that we used to help our partners at NHSX, NHS Digital and the NHS Business Services Authority to design these messages.

  • Blog
  • 1st Apr 2020

Supporting employers and workers through the pandemic

While Covid-19 is primarily a public health issue, it also presents unprecedented challenges for both employers and workers. In this post, we set out additional suggestions for employers to support their workers during the main part of the crisis, based on behavioural insights. 

  • Blog
  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 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

  • Blog
  • 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.