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  • Blog
  • 25th Jan 2022

Can mass media reduce violent conflict?

Violent conflict is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Armed violence causes physical devastation, suffering, displacement and death. It creates trauma now and for generations to come. So how can we reduce violent conflict or prevent it from happening in the first place?

  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2022

Safer Internet Day: 5 behavioural projects to improve online safety

Today is Safer Internet Day, a day used to campaign for all stakeholders to ‘make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.’ In this blog we outline why online platforms are so adept at influencing human behaviour and showcase five projects…

  • 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…

Also available in: Español

  • 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

  • Press release
  • 9th Feb 2022

Behavioural Insights Team expands into Latin America and the Caribbean

LONDON 09 FEBRUARY 2022 - The Behavioural Insights Team, innovators in the application of behavioural science to public policy around the world, is today announcing the expansion of its operations to Latin America and The Caribbean. Since its launch by the UK Government in 2010 and acquisition by innovation charity Nesta…

Also available in: Español

  • Press release
  • 9th Feb 2022

El Behavioral Insights Team se expande a América Latina y el Caribe

LONDRES 09 DE FEBRERO DE 2022 - El Behavioral Insights Team, innovadores en la aplicación de las ciencias del comportamiento a las políticas públicas en todo el mundo, anuncia hoy la expansión de sus operaciones a América Latina y el Caribe. Desde su lanzamiento por parte del gobierno del Reino Unido…

Also available in: English

  • 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
  • 14th Feb 2022

Tinder Swindling: A darker side to Valentine’s Day

Many of us grew up with Hollywood-style dreams of how we might meet our partner - whether that be a chance encounter in a bar, on a long plane journey, or fighting over the last apple in the supermarket. In reality, however, more of us are turning to the internet…

  • 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
  • 4th Mar 2022

Being behaviourally-savvy about crime

In the first post from this series we talked about the where and the when of crime, and we know that crime, particularly violence, is highly concentrated in where and when it happens. In this blog, we’ll pull apart crime a little to think about some of the factors that…