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  • Report
  • 22nd Oct 2019

Increasing volunteer retention in West Java

The aim of this project was to encourage volunteers to take a more active role in the local government’s ‘Eco Village’ programme. We designed a two-arm randomised controlled trial, through which we tested longer monthly messages about environmental challenges (Treatment 1) compared to short, weekly messages that drew on behavioural…

  • Report
  • 8th Oct 2019

Boosting businesses: applying behavioural insights to business policy

Our new report, ‘Boosting businesses: applying behavioural insights to business policy’, provides a guide to policymakers on how behavioural insights can make business policy more effective. We set out lessons from first generation interventions to improve take-up and engagement among firms. Our accompanying practitioners’ toolkit includes guidance, tips and resources.…

  • Report
  • 28th Aug 2019

Evaluating Leadership and Management Programmes

Businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face a number of constraints to growth. Studies highlight the difficulty of accessing credit, fragmented markets, poor management practices, lack of infrastructure and an uncertain regulatory environment. Addressing barriers such as these could contribute to growth, productivity and job creation across SSA. CDC Group plc…

  • Academic publication
  • 27th Aug 2019

Behavioural insight and the labour market: evidence from a pilot study and a large stepped-wedge controlled trial

In this article, we describe two experiments measuring the impact of a collection of interventions informed by behavioural sciences to reduce unemployment. In a small-scale pilot study (n = 2,383) run in partnership with a Jobcentre in the UK, we found that small changes to the way jobseekers interacted with employment…

  • Academic publication
  • 7th Aug 2019

Enhancing central bank communications using simple and relatable information

Central bankers and the central banking literature are increasingly attuned to the importance of communications as a policy tool. However, less is known about how central bank communications should be drafted for maximal impact. Our paper contributes new insights in this regard. Using a large-scale online experiment with a sample…

  • Report
  • 18th Jul 2019

Improving consumer understanding of contractual terms and privacy policies: evidence-based actions for businesses

This guide is for all businesses who want to help their consumers better understand their T&C’s.

  • Report
  • 3rd Jul 2019

Increasing uptake of digital services at Companies House

Companies House manages over 30,000 customer transactions every day. It is essential that it can provide an efficient service and meet increasing demands on its resources. As part of its goal to reduce costs, save time and increase data integrity, Companies House has a strategic aim to become an entirely…

  • Report
  • 15th Apr 2019

The behavioural science of online harm and manipulation, and what to do about it

An exploratory paper to spark ideas and debate

  • Report
  • 4th Apr 2019

Behavior Change For Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

We are fortunate to live in a world filled with both an abundance and diversity of life. Yet the growing scale and impact of human behaviour pose a grave risk to the natural world in irreversible ways. Deforestation, overfishing, ocean plastics, biodiversity loss, and climate change are increasingly threatening the…

  • Report
  • 28th Mar 2019

International development and behavioural insights

This report is a summary of international development work by the Behavioural Insights Team and its partners from 2017 to 2019.