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- 4th Apr 2023
Responding to financial turbulence
A lot depends on market ‘sentiment’, i.e. economic actors’ beliefs or attitudes towards specific financial instruments, institutions or entire market segments, in turn influencing their behaviour. A critical element shaping confidence is the expectation of how others will act.
- 18th Oct 2022
Do Behavioural Insights work for tigers?
We overestimate our ability to manage risks - even if there's a very real chance of being attacked by tigers!
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- 18th Oct 2022
Apakah wawasan perilaku berlaku untuk harimau?
Kami melebih-lebihkan kemampuan kami untuk mengelola risiko - bahkan jika ada kemungkinan yang sangat nyata untuk diserang oleh harimau!
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- 1st Sep 2022
Saving the elephants with behavioural insights
Valued at approx £15 billion annually, illegal wildlife trade is the 4th biggest international illegal activity after drugs, illegal arms dealing, and human trafficking. Influencing consumer demand is core in tackling illegal wildlife trade. However, there are gaps in existing literature about what works to reduce consumer motivation and demand.…
- 26th Jul 2022
Hard data is good data, but good data can be hard to get
Collecting good field data is challenging, not least for hygiene behaviours. It is even more challenging during a global pandemic - when there is great urgency, but travel restrictions make in-person quality control more difficult. How can you conduct this vital research when it is so hard to collect the…
- 28th Jan 2022
If you build it, will they come? Increasing handwashing in Bangladesh during a pandemic
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, over a quarter of people around the world didn’t have access to handwashing facilities at home. The Hygiene Behaviour Change Coalition (HBCC), set up by the UK government and Unilever, sought to change this. As part of the coalition, BIT supported BRAC to…
- 24th Nov 2021
Measuring biases in Malaysians' financial behaviours
We wanted to examine the financial behaviours of Malaysians and find out whether these are affected by some classic cognitive biases.
- 19th Aug 2021
The good kind of null? Training village doctors in Bangladesh to fight COVID-19
“Village doctors” are the primary healthcare providers for many Bangladeshis, but their qualifications and expertise can vary considerably. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the role of village doctors has expanded to pandemic preventers and the advice they provide has become a matter of public health. With that in…
- 5th Aug 2021
Using behavioural insights to help households correctly segregate their waste
Uncertainty is an issue— if we don’t know what the right option is, we are often inclined to take the path which incurs the lowest effort. This status quo bias is bad news for recycling, because it means people may be sending recyclable refuse to landfill. Uncertainty is also legitimate.…
- 15th Oct 2020
Piloting and prototyping new handwashing stations in Bangladesh
We recently took to the field in Bangladesh where we are running a project with international development organisations BRAC and BIGD to reduce coronavirus transmission. Here, we’re installing 1,000 public handwashing stations at busy locations such as outside mosques, markets, schools and bus stands, to improve access to hygiene facilities…