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Martin Wessel

Martin is an Associate Advisor in our Home Affairs and Social Cohesion team. He works on policy areas spanning crime, justice and social capital and mobility. Before joining BIT, Martin worked in financial services with a particular focus on microfinance. Martin holds an MSc in Behavioural Science from LSE which…

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  • 6th Oct 2022

Partnership with PolicyGarage

Key to BIT’s ethos is our partnership-led approach. Over the last 10 years we’ve been lucky enough to partner with hundreds of ambitious and innovative organisations and governments around the world.  In the last couple of months one of these exciting partnerships has involved working with Policy Garage, a public…

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Andras Beszterczey

Andras leads on security & justice, and governance & government interventions. Andras joined BIT in 2022, previously working with civil society organisations focusing on violence prevention/reduction for 10 years - primarily in the Middle East, living in Beirut and Cairo, with some experience in east and central Africa - and…

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  • 20th Sep 2022

How can citizens shape the future of social media platforms?

An everyday genius of humans is that we collaborate and cooperate to get things done. We share with others our thoughts and values, and they in turn share, support, and challenge. However, this process can also create the conditions for offence, misunderstanding and conflict. Nowhere do we see this more…

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Neeraj Rahal

Neeraj is an Advisor in our Home Affairs and Social Cohesion team. Prior to joining BIT, Neeraj was a forensic psychologist in training with HM Prison and Probation Services, carrying out psychological risk assessments, and providing advice to parole boards and other stakeholders. Additionally, he has also worked as a…

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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…

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  • 24th Aug 2022

Supporting households through the cost of living crisis

Inflation is running at a 40 year high and the Bank of England forecasts that the UK will enter a recession by the end of the year. Many people across the country are facing enormous pressure, which is only mounting. Tackling this will be a huge policy challenge over the…

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  • 22nd Jun 2022

Atelier: Promouvoir l’engagement civique grâce aux sciences comportementales

Alors que les taux d’abstention lors des dernières élections ont atteint des niveaux historiques, les élans de solidarité et d’entraide qui se sont manifestés durant les confinements, ou pour soutenir les populations déplacées par la guerre en Ukraine, montrent que les citoyens restent mobilisés au service des autres et de…

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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…

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  • 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.