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- 1st Oct 2018
From Intentions to Action: The Science Behind Giving Behaviours
This was a collaboration between The Rideau Hall Foundation and the Behavioural Insights Team
- 16th Dec 2021
Dangerous left turns slow by 17% in traffic study leveraging behavioral science
Our research showed that unsafe turning habits are preventable, and behaviorally-informed intersection design helps drivers make better turns
- 20th Jun 2022
How can governments increase program uptake?
A government designs a great service or program to support its residents. Although many people qualify, the program receives just a few applications. How can we increase uptake? While traditional marketing can sometimes raise awareness of programs and services, encouraging people to make use of them may involve a series…
- 7th Sep 2023
Keeping household water quality safe
In 2022, we used behavioral insights to help Chicago achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the best of our knowledge).
- 7th Sep 2023
Increasing lead kit return rates among Chicago residents
We partnered with Chicago’s Department of Water Management (DWM) through What Works Cities Certification program—launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies—to increase uptake of the city’s lead testing program. In 2022, we helped the city achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the…