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- 5th Feb 2021
Can ‘rules of thumb’ training for principals improve Guatemalan schools?
In 2018, we visited high schools across Guatemala with our excellent partners in the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC). We were trying to understand why only 32% of high-school students pass the national standardised exam in reading comprehension and only 10% pass the exam in Maths. Here's what we found.
- 9th Nov 2020
Improving school management in Guatemala with ‘rules of thumb’
BIT completed a project with the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) to improve school management and student attainment in high schools in Guatemala.
- 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…
- 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…
- 4th Nov 2019
Testing the Optimal Frequency of Tax Amnesty Reminders in Guatemala
The aim of this project was to increase the declaration and payment of overdue taxes during a tax amnesty launched in May 2017. BIT and SAT tested the effectiveness of sending eligible taxpayers one, two or three letters with information on tax relief during the tax amnesty. The letters were…
- 4th Nov 2019
Evaluating the Impact of SMS Reminders on Tax Compliance
The aim of this project was to evaluate the impact of SMS reminders on monthly VAT declarations in Guatemala. The trial involved 107,756 taxpayers with recorded mobile phone numbers, including both small companies and individuals.Three versions of SMS were sent to taxpayers either before or after a monthly deadline. We…
- 19th Oct 2018
Global Innovation Fund: BIT’s capacity building work in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala
A publication series profiling BIT's capacity building work in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala.