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  • Blog
  • 14th Dec 2021

Promoting help-seeking behaviours among survivors of violence in Central America

Since 2018 BIT has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank to explore how behavioral insights can encourage women in Central America to seek help if they experience gender-based violence

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 14th Dec 2021

Promover comportamientos de búsqueda de ayuda entre sobrevivientes de violencia en Centroamérica

Desde 2018, el BIT se ha asociado con el Banco Inter-Americano de Desarrollo (BID) para explorar cómo las percepciones conductuales pueden alentar a las mujeres de estos países a buscar ayuda.

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 8th Dec 2021

Getting young people into politics through service learning

Young people participate in politics less than any other age group, and they arguably suffer materially as a result. Service learning, a type of civic education, is one policy that has received a substantial amount of public investment in an attempt to solve this problem. However, the evidence to date…

  • Blog
  • 8th Dec 2021

Getting young people into politics

Participation in service learning increases young people’s participation in politics by 12%. This is the headline finding from our new report that marks the end of a 4 year research project with the National Citizen Service Trust (NCS Trust) and UCL’s School of Public Policy. This is new and promising…

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Mayra Alejandra Cabrera

Mayra Cabrera is a Senior Advisor for BIT Latin America and the Caribbean, where she harnesses behavioral insights to implement impactful, human-centered interventions in a wide range of policy areas. With more than eight years of public service experience, she uses innovative approaches, including Edutainment, chatbots, and strategic campaigns, to…

  • Press release
  • 19th Nov 2021

Dangerous left turns slow by 17% in new traffic study leveraging behavioral science

All U.S. cities can prevent pedestrian deaths with practical investments that yield fast, meaningful improvements in safety

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Jonathan Vayness

Jonathan is an Associate Advisor at BIT Americas, applying behavioral insights to the social safety net. Prior to BIT, Jonathan has published research on emotion and prosocial behavior, and most recently worked at the Global Poverty Research Lab on projects related to effective philanthropy.  Jonathan studied psychology and economics at…

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Ol Jonatan Beun

OL (Jonatan) is a Principal Advisor at BIT Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining BIT, he worked as a Behavioral Scientist at the World Bank’s Mind, Behavior and Development Unit (eMBeD), and he also served as Director for Capability Building and Innovation at the Federal Government of Argentina. From…

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Dr Inês Barreiros

Ines is a Senior Advisor in the Home Affairs and Security team, where she applies behavioural science across diverse policy areas, including social cohesion, crime, justice, security and defence. In her previous experience at BIT, she worked on evaluations and data analysis in international development contexts and across a range…

  • Podcast: Inside The Nudge Unit
  • 4th Oct 2021

Combatting sexual harassment and violence; economic policy-making

In this latest episode of Inside The Nudge Unit BIT’s Aisling Colclough and Lis Costa look at two more major areas of work by the team around the world. First they are joined by colleagues Dr Vera Newman and Monica Wills Silva to explore BIT projects in Australia and Latin…