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  • Report
  • 14th May 2020

COVID-19 Canadian Healthcare Needs Surveyed

On behalf of the McConnell Foundation and its partners, BIT surveyed Canadian healthcare leaders to identify critical organizational and individual needs for their work to address COVID-19 challenges.

  • Report
  • 5th May 2020

The perception of fairness of algorithms and proxy information in financial services

We partnered with the the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to investigate how people respond to the use of algorithms in personal finances.

  • Report
  • 22nd Apr 2020

Increasing vaccine uptake in low- and middle-income countries

This report includes a landscape analysis of the existing evidence for how behavioural insights can increase uptake of vaccines in LMICs.

  • Report
  • 20th Mar 2020

#JustSaveIt - Encouraging Usage of Agent-Based Bank Accounts to Improve Financial Inclusion

We partnered with UN Pulse Lab Jakarta and the Secretariat of the Indonesian National Council for Financial Inclusion to increase financial inclusion in Indonesia. For true financial inclusion to occur, financial services such as bank accounts need to be useful and accessible to people who own them. While 56% of…

  • Report
  • 30th Jan 2020

Violence in London: what we know and how to respond

We have worked with the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit to carry out the first ever capital-wide assessment of violence. In our new report we bring together data analysis and new research from leading academics to complement the voices of London’s communities with evidence of large-scale patterns and trends…

  • Report
  • 29th Jan 2020

A Menu for Change

In this report we make the case for a global shift towards more sustainable and healthier diets. Using the latest and most well-evidenced behavioural science, we have outlined 12 strategies for promoting sustainable diets.

  • Academic publication
  • 1st Dec 2019

Free riding or discounted riding? How the framing of a bike share offer impacts offer-redemption

We report the results of an experiment to increase use of a municipal bike sharing system. Two distinct groups – those who had newly moved close to a bike station (N=3,500) and those who lived in the vicinity of a newly built bike station (N=7,000) – were randomly assigned to…

  • Report
  • 25th Nov 2019

Applying behavioral insights to Intimate Partner Violence

This report leverages insights from the behavioral sciences, including behavioral economics, social psychology and neuroscience, to provide recommendations to improve the design of survivor services in the LAC region and, ultimately, to lead to better life outcomes for women

  • Academic publication
  • 5th Nov 2019

Nudging early reduces administrative burden: Three field experiments to improve code enforcement

In the past decade, public sector organizations around the world have worked to simplify administrative processes as a way to improve user experience and compliance. Academic evidence on administrative burden supports this approach and there is a strong body of research showing that learning costs, compliance costs, and psychological costs…

  • Report
  • 4th Nov 2019

Testing the Optimal Frequency of Tax Amnesty Reminders in Guatemala

The aim of this project was to increase the declaration and payment of overdue taxes during a tax amnesty launched in May 2017. BIT and SAT tested the effectiveness of sending eligible taxpayers one, two or three letters with information on tax relief during the tax amnesty. The letters were…