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  • Blog
  • 23rd Nov 2017

Applying behavioural insights to labour markets

Employment is perhaps one of the areas that can benefit the most from the application of behavioural insights and robust evaluation. From both the supply and demand side of the labour market, small changes can have big effects. Small percentage increase to employment figures can mean substantial wellbeing improvements to…

  • Article

Reducing household power usage

  • Blog
  • 17th Apr 2018

Unemployed after 40 years: what next?

Keith Lowe worked at the BHP steelworks in Newcastle, a regional city in Australia, for nearly 40 years before it closed in 1999. Despite the shock of closure, Keith walked out of the steelworks’ gates for the last time with confidence in his future. Keith likes using his hands. Before…

  • BIT Office

Australia & New Zealand

Our Sydney office plays a leading role in developing new behavioural approaches to public policy and service delivery across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. We work across Australia, and we have partnered with government and NGOs at the federal level, and in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania and…

  • Report
  • 28th Nov 2018

Applying Behavioural Insights to Labour Markets

Employment is one of the most important policy areas that governments manage. Yet, it is one with ample room for more use of evidence. Due to location and contextual factors, labour market policies are also often tailored to the economic needs of a country or region. For these reasons, continuous…

  • Article

Sending money home

  • Case study
  • 24th Jan 2019

Tackling teacher shortages in rural areas

It is a constant challenge to attract teachers to rural and remote Australia. However, teachers are more likely to work in rural schools if they have already completed a rural placement during their teacher training. Alongside the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Premier and Cabinet Behavioural Insights Unit, NSW…

  • Case study
  • 24th Jan 2019

Encouraging consumers to switch to better energy deals

Energy markets around the world have increasingly been opened up to competition, but many consumers remain disengaged and continue to pay significantly over the odds for their energy.

  • Blog
  • 23rd Jul 2019

Singapore super-medics, notes from Down Under, and getting ready for a new PM

Our work with premiers past and present, around the world.

  • Blog
  • 19th Aug 2019

Reducing household power usage during the hottest days of the year

On hot summer days, power usage in Australia skyrockets as households and businesses turn on their air conditioners. Energy usage can increase by over 45% on these days, particularly between 3pm and 6pm when both households and offices are running their air conditioning. The traditional approach to these peak-demand events…