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  • Blog
  • 1st Feb 2024

Behavioural Science in Latin America and the Caribbean: BIT's Journey and Vision for 2024 and beyond

as the new Director of our LAC team, ushering in an era of tech-driven behavioral insights.

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Laura Hamon

Laura is an Advisor at BIT Americas, based in Bogotá, Colombia, where she supports the Latin America and the Caribbean portfolio. She has worked on supporting the design, implementation and analysis of interventions on issues such as migration, gender-based violence and consumer behavior, among others. Before joining BIT, Laura worked…

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Inés Sanguino

Inés is an Advisor in the Home Affairs, Security and Education Team. Prior to joining BIT, Inés worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. At the OECD, she supported countries in the implementation of education policies and collaborated on a project related to foreign language…

  • Blog
  • 6th Feb 2024

Social media and youth violence: Acknowledging the complexity

In a guest blog for the Ending Youth Violence Lab authors of Against Youth Violence: A Social Harm Perspective Luke Billingham and Keir Irwin-Rogers discuss the need for a comprehensive and nuanced examination of the link between social media and youth violence. This blog, published on Safer Internet Day, sets…

  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2024

Homicides and mental health: understanding systemic patterns

Getting and understanding the right data to help prevent homicides in the future

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  • 20th Mar 2024

How can a behavioral science lens reduce corruption?

Since 2019, BIT has been partnering with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on their On Nigeria Big Bet. The initiative aims to bolster the momentum around Nigerian-led efforts to strengthen accountability, reduce corruption, and improve the quality of life for Nigerians.

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  • 11th Apr 2024

Could summer jobs stop youth violence?

In many American cities, Summer Youth Employment Programs offer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds short-term paid employment during the long summer break from school. Some of these programmes have been in existence for decades and operate at a huge scale. Given the evidence from the US on violent youth offending,…

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Mariana Bello

Mariana is Project Coordinator in the Home Affairs, Security and Education team, optimising project operations and resource management to ensure efficiency and compliance. Previously, she contributed significantly to social welfare in Chile while working in the public sector. At FOSIS, she implemented a management model that supports 140,000 families annually,…