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  • Blog
  • 15th Nov 2022

‘Best buys’ and budgets

Evidence generation remains a minority sport

  • Blog
  • 13th Oct 2022

Reaching nonprofit program participants - developing more effective tools by learning what doesn’t work

Many nonprofits strive to increase program participation but reaching new people can be challenging. The behavioural insights approach can identify which outreach tools are worth investing in

  • Blog
  • 22nd Sep 2022

Supply side reform for the 2020s

After a decade of flatlining productivity there is a huge opportunity for next generation supply-side reforms to unleash the UK economy

  • Report
  • 5th Sep 2022

5 years of capacity building collaboration with government partners in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala

A publication series profiling BIT's capacity building work in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala.

  • Blog
  • 2nd Nov 2020

How behavioural insights helped Canadians access their tax benefits

Every year, thousands of lower income Canadian families miss out on about $5,000 in benefits and refunds because they do not file their taxes. It is easy to understand why. Tax filing can be burdensome and complex. It is voluntary if you do not owe any money, and the benefits…

  • 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…

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Cameron Knott

Cameron is a Senior Advisor in our Singapore office focusing on quantitative research. Prior to Singapore, Cameron worked in the BIT Wellington office. Before BIT, Cameron worked for three and a half years as a founding member of the Victorian Department of Premier & Cabinet's Behavioural Insights Unit. He worked…

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Dr Lev Tankelevitch

Lev is an Associate Research Advisor in the Research and Evaluations team. He specialises in trial design, implementation, and quantitative data analysis across a wide range of policy areas, including education, health, and social care. Prior to joining BIT, Lev was a research fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science…

  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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…