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- 20th Jun 2022
How can governments increase program uptake?
A government designs a great service or program to support its residents. Although many people qualify, the program receives just a few applications. How can we increase uptake? While traditional marketing can sometimes raise awareness of programs and services, encouraging people to make use of them may involve a series…
- 17th Jun 2022
Applying behavioral insights to early childhood education
Increasing economic mobility is a complex challenge for cities. Many factors have an effect. Employment, housing, and health care are just a few. While these areas are critical, cities should also start addressing economic mobility barriers as early as preschool.
- 13th Jun 2022
Increasing economic mobility by bringing together nine US cities
Economic mobility lies at the heart of the American dream—that everyone be able to reach their highest aspirations through equal access to opportunity in education, employment, and more. However, this dream is far from reality, especially for communities of color and people struggling to make ends meet.
- 21st Jan 2022
Increasing retention and reducing burnout of 911 dispatchers
Burnout has become an issue that employers, especially those in the public sector, can’t afford to ignore. Chronic stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem even more serious. According to a 2021 survey, 42% of public sector employees have felt burnt-out over the past year. Nearly a…
- 17th Jan 2020
Increasing economic mobility in US cities
Earlier this year, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ballmer Group launched a new program to increase economic mobility in a number of US cities. This program is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, which helps local governments improve residents' lives by using data…
- 20th Jun 2019
Creating opportunities for economic mobility in US cities
Integrating behavioural science into the heart of social programs
- Current project
What Works Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative is designed to help cities across the United States use data and evidence to effectively tackle their most pressing challenges. Through this initiative, BIT has worked with cities across the U.S. to build their capacity for rigorous evaluation and the application of behavioral science.…
Data, evidence and evaluation capacity-building