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  • Blog
  • 9th Feb 2022

Where we’ve been and where we’re going: Latin America and the Caribbean

Over the past 8 years, we have run more than 40 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 24 randomized controlled trials. Our work spans 14 countries (and counting!) and our partners range from local and national governments to NGOs, the private sector, and international organizations. We are delighted to…

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 9th Feb 2022

Dónde hemos estado y hacia dónde vamos: América Latina y el Caribe

Durante los últimos 8 años, hemos ejecutado más de 40 proyectos en América Latina y el Caribe, incluidos 24 ensayos controlados aleatorios. Nuestro trabajo abarca 14 países (¡y contando!) Y nuestros socios van desde gobiernos locales y nacionales hasta ONG, el sector privado y organizaciones internacionales.

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 1st Dec 2021

Engaging men and boys as allies in preventing violence against women and girls

Men and boys are critical allies to creating a safer world for women and girls.

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  • Blog
  • 1st Dec 2021

Involucrando a hombres y niños como aliados en la prevención de la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas

Una de cada tres mujeres experimenta violencia física y/o sexual en algún momento de sus vidas, la mayoría a manos de una pareja íntima, tanto a nivel mundial como en América Latina. Los estudios demuestran que los hombres son los responsables de la inmensa mayoría de estos actos.

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 5th Feb 2021

Can ‘rules of thumb’ training for principals improve Guatemalan schools?

En 2018, visitamos escuelas secundarias en Guatemala con nuestros excelentes socios en el Ministerio de Educación de Guatemala (MINEDUC). Tratábamos de entender por qué solamente el 32 % de los estudiantes de secundaria aprueban el examen nacional estandarizado de comprensión de lectura y solo el 10 % aprueban el examen…

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 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.

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  • Report
  • 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.

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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…