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  • Blog
  • 13th May 2019

Can BI help tackle one of the world's top killers?

The Republic of Moldova, which has the highest incidence of TB in Europe, follows a treatment strategy called Directly-observed therapy (DOT). Under DOT TB patients are required by law to come to a clinic daily to take their medication under the supervision of a TB nurse. The strategy was based…

  • Blog
  • 13th Apr 2018

Encouraging teachers and principals to turn up to school in Peru

(This post is also available in Spanish) Teacher absenteeism can be fun for students. If we ask you to remember a day at school when a teacher didn’t show up, it probably brings back memories of happy faces, a movie, or a game outside. Unfortunately, research shows that even a…

  • Blog
  • 13th Apr 2018

Fomentando la asistencia de los directores a las escuelas en Perú

(This post is also available in English) El ausentismo docente en las escuelas puede ser divertido para los estudiantes. Si le pedimos que recuerde un día escolar en el que faltó un profesor, probablemente vendrán a su memoria imágenes de caras sonrientes, una película o un juego afuera. Desafortunadamente, investigaciones previas han demostrado…

  • Blog
  • 5th Dec 2017

Measuring the impact of body worn video cameras on police behaviour and criminal justice outcomes

Introduction One of the most significant technical innovations in policing in recent years has been the emergence of the body worn video camera (BWVC), a form of closed circuit video. Though police forces across the world have begun to use the new technology to increase efficiency and improve policing outcomes,…

  • Blog
  • 25th Oct 2017

Improving road safety: new results

On 17 August 1896, Bridget Driscoll - a 44 year-old housewife from Croydon - was travelling to a folk-dancing display in Crystal Palace. On her way there she was hit by a car. She died minutes later from the resulting head injury, becoming the first pedestrian in the UK to…

  • Academic publication
  • 2nd Aug 2017

Levelling the playing field in police recruitment: Evidence from a field experiment on test performance

How to increase diversity in the police is an unanswered question that has received significant political and media attention. One area of intervention is the recruitment process itself.

  • Academic publication
  • 28th Apr 2017

Failure to CAPTCHA Attention: Null Results from an Honesty Priming Experiment in Guatemala

We report results from a large online randomised tax experiment in Guatemala. The trial involves short messages and choices presented to taxpayers as part of a CAPTCHA pop-up window immediately before they file a tax return, with the aim of priming honest declarations.

  • Blog
  • 22nd Sep 2016

Increasing tax payments in Costa Rica

Over the past few years, BIT has implemented a number of successful trials using letters to remind people to pay their taxes. In March 2015, we ran our first trial in Costa Rica. In this case we tested sending emails - an even lower cost intervention than letters. Working with…

  • Blog
  • 26th Jul 2016

An analysis of police 101 phone calls

In 2011, Police forces across the UK introduced Police 101, a phone number for non-emergency issues. This important public service has come under strain more recently as forces have struggled to cope with the huge volumes of calls – which has sometimes led to callers having to wait for their…

  • Academic publication
  • 15th Jun 2016

Behavioral Interventions in Tax Compliance: Evidence from Guatemala

This paper presents results from a large (43,387) nationwide randomized controlled trial in Guatemala that used reminders to promote tax compliance.