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  • Blog
  • 22nd Mar 2022

It pays to try public transport

In Australia, the tyranny of distance has led to a historical reliance on commuting by car. But small vehicles account for a total of 10% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the emissions from these vehicles are as much as 40% higher than other countries. This comes in addition to…

  • Blog
  • 15th Mar 2022

Behavioural Science or Bullshit?

There is a problem with behavioural science - how do you tell the good from the bad? Our CEO, Professor David Halpern reflects on two years of the pandemic

  • Blog
  • 11th Mar 2022

How can we encourage migrant domestic workers to seek help? We asked them!

Incidents of abuse and harassment at workplaces are difficult to catch even when they happen in public places such as an office. When one lives with their employer as Migrant Domestic Workers do in Singapore, the risk that abuse goes undetected is compounded. We partnered with two non-governmental organisations (NGOs),…

  • Blog
  • 9th Mar 2022

How much are we willing to pay to make home heating greener?

When it comes to reducing emissions from the way people heat their homes (home heating is currently responsible for around 14% of UK emissions), the UK government (alongside many other countries) is betting a lot on heat pumps. We tried to understand how willing UK householders are to adopt a…

  • Blog
  • 8th Mar 2022

Women only apply when 100% qualified? Putting received wisdom to the test

This International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate taking an evidence-based approach to understanding gender inequality in the labour market

  • Blog
  • 8th Mar 2022

Teléfono de ayuda contra la violencia de género

El trabajo del BIT contra la violencia de género comenzó en 2017. Hemos involucrado a hombres y niños en la prevención de la violencia, promovido comportamientos de búsqueda de ayuda entre sobrevivientes de violencia y más. Este blog describe nuestro reciente trabajo en ayudar a las mujeres a navegar y…

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 8th Mar 2022

Gender based violence helplines

BIT’s work against gender-based violence began in 2017. We have engaged men and boys in preventing violence, promoted help-seeking behaviors among survivors of violence, and more. This blog outlines our recent work to help women navigate and access survivor services in Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 4th Mar 2022

Being behaviourally-savvy about crime

In the first post from this series we talked about the where and the when of crime, and we know that crime, particularly violence, is highly concentrated in where and when it happens. In this blog, we’ll pull apart crime a little to think about some of the factors that…

  • Blog
  • 3rd Mar 2022

Changing teachers’ attitudes did not reduce school-based violence in Tanzania

Every day, students in many countries experience some form of physical discipline at school—like being slapped or hit with a stick—which is linked to lower academic achievement, higher dropout, and other lifelong issues. In 2017, BIT partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to design and test a new program. Our…

  • Blog
  • 2nd Mar 2022

Accelerating public policy research with easier & safer synthetic data

To continuously improve how policies are developed, governments need to understand how policies actually affect people’s day-to-day lives. Doing this well requires data, and lots of it. But expanding the use of data in government also increases concern about individual privacy and the reach of the state. We’ve found a…