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  • Blog
  • 24th Nov 2022

Why a Winter World Cup could be the education reform of the decade

No really. The impact of watching summer football is the equivalent of going from a high-performing to an average teacher 

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Antonio Hanna-Amodio

Antonio is an Associate Advisor in the International Programmes team. His work involves designing behavioural interventions that are responsive to a range of contexts and cultures. Antonio has worked across many policy areas including sustainability, education and entrepreneurship. He holds a BA in Economics and World Philosophies from SOAS university,…

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Dr Laure Bokobza

Laure is a Senior Research Advisor in the Home Affairs, Security and Education team. Before joining BIT, she completed a PhD in Political Science at the University of Oxford, where her research focused on wealth inequality and redistribution, social movements, and non-democratic politics. She also taught quantitative methods to graduate…

  • Blog
  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 16th Jun 2022

Common ground: helping tutors and pupils find similarities boosts session attendance

Tutoring is one of the most effective ways to accelerate pupil progress. Indeed, its potential galvanised the creation of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) - the UK Government’s flagship response to learning loss caused by school closures during the pandemic. However, pupils are only able to benefit from tutoring if…

  • Blog
  • 10th May 2022

Tips by Text - a promising trial upended by the pandemic

Pre-pandemic, about one in four children were not reaching the required level in language and literacy at the end of Reception. This figure has likely increased as children have had less opportunity for play and learning over the past two years.

  • Blog
  • 3rd Mar 2022

Changing teachers’ attitudes did not reduce school-based violence in Tanzania

Every day, students in many countries experience some form of physical discipline at school—like being slapped or hit with a stick—which is linked to lower academic achievement, higher dropout, and other lifelong issues. In 2017, BIT partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to design and test a new program. Our…

  • Blog
  • 11th Feb 2022

Changing how young people behave online

This week marked Safer Internet Day, a global initiative which aims to raise awareness about online safety issues. This is a story that we hear frequently in the media: that the internet, especially social media, is an unsafe space, filled with dangerous content and cyber bullying. In particular, with technology…

  • 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…

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  • 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