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  • Report
  • 26th Nov 2020

The Behavioural Economy

A new 10-point manifesto published by The Behavioural Insights Team which sets out a clear roadmap for how governments, regulators and central banks can start using powerful behavioural levers and nudges available to economic policy makers that have the potential to deliver real positive change.

  • Report
  • 25th Nov 2020

Active Online Choices: Designing to Empower Users

People cannot meaningfully shape their relationships with the digital technologies that underpin their lives. This leads to imbalanced relationships between people and online services, and leaves users feeling disempowered and resigned to let platforms do as they please with their data.

  • Report
  • 9th Nov 2020

Improving school management in Guatemala with ‘rules of thumb’

BIT completed a project with the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) to improve school management and student attainment in high schools in Guatemala.

  • Report
  • 2nd Sep 2020

The Little Book of Green Nudges

The Little Book of Green Nudges contains evidence-based guidance on implementing nudges, centered around techniques such as resetting default options, changing the framing of choices, and harnessing social influence. It also includes case studies of nudging interventions rolled out at universities from Thailand to Kenya, Finland and Colombia.

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Encouraging businesses to learn about formal apprenticeship programmes in Bangladesh

This project, which was conducted by the Future of Work Team of a2i, contributed to the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to promote apprenticeships. More specifically, this project looked to encourage more businesses to register onto a newly developed National Apprenticeship Management System (www.apprenticeship.gov.bd) to learn about formal apprenticeship programmes and…

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Addressing Information Barriers to Birth Registration

Our collaboration with Registro Nacional de las Personas (RENAP) explored how behavioural insights could be applied to increase birth registration in Guatemala. Not being registered at birth presents a number of obstacles in later life, such as lack of access to healthcare, education, social programs and land ownership. Inconsistent information…

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Encouraging new landowners in Bangladesh to complete the registration of their land

This project was the first we completed in Bangladesh with a2i, the Government's flagship digital programme. It looked to support an ambitious national programme of land reform led by the Ministry of Land, which relies in part on building systems to improve land record-keeping, hoping to i) simplify processes for…

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Nudging online learners to complete their courses in Bangladesh

This project was conducted with the Government of Bangladesh flagship digital programme - a2i. To improve access to skills through e-learning programmes, a2i's Education team developed MuktoPaath - a free e-learning platform in Bengali - in 2016. It was created as a low-cost solution to upskill teachers across the country.…

  • Report
  • 15th Jul 2020

The Stronger Nudge

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) was commissioned by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) to evaluate the impact of the ‘Stronger Nudge’ interventions on the number of people who receive Pension Wise guidance before they access their pension savings. The key components of the Stronger Nudge were to explain the…

  • Report
  • 26th Jun 2020

Effective information provision on smart home technology

The energy market is changing. Decarbonisation and the data revolution are driving the development of new products and services that may significantly changing the way consumers engage with their energy consumption. One result of these developments are complex products like smart battery storage. These are products that could interact with…