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  • Press release
  • 18th Mar 2024

UK GDP held back by hidden information on price and quality

A lack of available information that could help consumers and businesses compare quality and price when buying goods or services is costing the UK economy around £14 billion in revenue, new research from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) finds.

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Réduire la pollution lumineuse en décourageant l'éclairage nocturne des commerces

En 2021, l’Office français de la biodiversité (OFB) estimait que 85% du territoire métropolitain était exposé à de forts niveaux de pollution lumineuse, principalement générés par les éclairages artificiels la nuit.  Or, la pollution lumineuse engendre de nombreuses conséquences sur la biodiversité, perturbant les habitats et les cycles de vie…

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Minimising light pollution by discouraging nighttime lighting in businesses

This project was conducted in 2021/2023 as part of our framework agreement with the Direction Interministérielle de la Transformation Publique (DITP). We assisted the DITP behavioural sciences department following a solicitation from the their office on biodiversity. In 2021, the Office français de la biodiversité (OFB) estimated that 85% of…

Also available in: Français

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Encourager les propriétaires de logements vacants à les remettre sur le marché

Ce projet a été réalisé en 2021 dans le cadre d’un accord-cadre avec la Direction Interministérielle de la Transformation Publique (DITP). Nous avons accompagné l’équipe sciences comportementales de la DITP sur sollicitation de la direction générale de l'aménagement, du logement et de la nature (DGALN). Au 1ᵉʳ janvier 2020, l'INSEE…

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Encouraging owners of empty homes to put them back on the property market

As of January 1, 2020, INSEE reported more than 3 million empty homes in France. Faced with growing housing needs and seeking alternatives that do not entail construction, the tool "Zéro logement vacant" was created by DGALN and beta.gouv.fr to help local authorities to identify and reach out to the…

Also available in: Français

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

L'appui des sciences comportementales pour concevoir et évaluer l'indice de réparabilité

Promouvoir la réparation plutôt que le remplacement de produits défectueux représente un enjeu majeur pour une consommation plus durable. En France, seuls  40% des produits électroniques et électriques en panne seraient réparés annuellement.

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 13th Mar 2024

Leveraging behavioural insights to design and test the repairability index in France

Promoting repair rather than replacement of faulty products is a major challenge for more sustainable consumption. In France, only 40% of electronic and electrical products that break down are repaired each year.

Also available in: Français

  • Blog
  • 13th Mar 2024

Growth Vouchers: Introducing Randomised Control Trials to Government Policy

The Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE recently published the results of a randomised control trial to evaluate the impact of business Growth Vouchers. BIT was involved in the design of this trial from the very beginning and here we reflect on the importance of RCTs, why this one…

  • Blog
  • 12th Mar 2024

Improving government communications with behavioral insights

Governments across the U.S. are responsive to residents' needs every day. But what happens when a state can be proactive, and focus on an initiative to support people long term?

  • Report
  • 5th Mar 2024

Leveraging behavioural insights to understand the challenges faced by local authorities in developing a specific type of permanent social housing in France (known as 'pensions de famille')

This project was conducted in 2022-2023 in collaboration with the Directorate for Government Transformation (DITP). We assisted the DITP's behavioural science department following a sollicitation from the French Interministerial Delegation for Access to Housing (DIHAL).

Also available in: Français