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- 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…
- 7th Aug 2020
COVID-19 prevention: Too much information?
When communicating about coronavirus, policymakers face a delicate balancing act: sharing enough information that people know what to do, but not so much that it becomes overwhelming. How much information is too much? To answer this question we ran a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in Bangladesh on good handwashing technique,…
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- 1st Aug 2020
Video-observed therapy and medication adherence for tuberculosis patients: randomised controlled trial in Moldova
In this study, we analyse the effectiveness and patient cost-difference of video-observed therapy (VOT) compared to clinic-based directly observed therapy (DOT) in improving medication adherence in Moldova, a LMIC in Eastern Europe.
- 5th Jun 2020
Evaluating the Impact of a Small Taxpayer Guide on Tax Compliance
In our third trial with Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria (SAT), we evaluated the impact of SAT's ‘Small Taxpayer Guide’ on Small Taxpayer’s declarations over the six months after they registered with the tax authority. By providing taxpayers with the guide when they are registering with SAT, we hoped to leverage a…
- 10th Dec 2019
BIT included in consortium to bring play to refugee children with $100 million grant from The LEGO Foundation
We are thrilled to announce the launch of PlayMatters, an exciting initiative to bring 'Learning through Play to nearly one million children impacted by humanitarian crises in Ethiopia and Uganda'. BIT joins a world-class lineup of partners -- the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Plan International, War Child Holland, Ubongo, and…
- 15th Oct 2019
Humble Empiricists win the Nobel Prize in Economics!
A huge congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer who have just won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics.
- 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…
- 28th Mar 2019
Applying behavioural insights to international development
We’re often asked whether behavioural insights are relevant across different cultures and economies. After running projects with governments and organisations in more than 20 low and middle income countries - work summarised in our new report, out today - it’s a question we’re increasingly confident in answering: yes. Behavioural insights…
- 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.
- 13th Apr 2018
Fomentando la asistencia de los directores a las escuelas en Perú
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 que incluso unos días de ausentismo docente,…
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