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  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Encouraging new landowners in Bangladesh to complete the registration of their land

This project was the first we completed in Bangladesh with a2i, the Government's flagship digital programme. It looked to support an ambitious national programme of land reform led by the Ministry of Land, which relies in part on building systems to improve land record-keeping, hoping to i) simplify processes for…

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Nudging online learners to complete their courses in Bangladesh

This project was conducted with the Government of Bangladesh flagship digital programme - a2i. To improve access to skills through e-learning programmes, a2i's Education team developed MuktoPaath - a free e-learning platform in Bengali - in 2016. It was created as a low-cost solution to upskill teachers across the country.…

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Encouraging businesses to learn about formal apprenticeship programmes in Bangladesh

This project, which was conducted by the Future of Work Team of a2i, contributed to the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to promote apprenticeships. More specifically, this project looked to encourage more businesses to register onto a newly developed National Apprenticeship Management System (www.apprenticeship.gov.bd) to learn about formal apprenticeship programmes and…

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Addressing Information Barriers to Birth Registration

Our collaboration with Registro Nacional de las Personas (RENAP) explored how behavioural insights could be applied to increase birth registration in Guatemala. Not being registered at birth presents a number of obstacles in later life, such as lack of access to healthcare, education, social programs and land ownership. Inconsistent information…

  • Blog
  • 12th Aug 2020

Sending money home: Remitting to the Pacific Islands

Last week it was announced that up to 170 people from Vanuatu can soon leave their families and come to work in Australia on farms. The program is a trial resumption of one of Australia and New Zealand’s seasonal labour mobility schemes. The schemes are mutually beneficial: farms in Australia…

  • Blog
  • 7th Aug 2020

COVID-19 prevention: Too much information?

When communicating about coronavirus, policymakers face a delicate balancing act: sharing enough information that people know what to do, but not so much that it becomes overwhelming. How much information is too much?  To answer this question we ran a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in Bangladesh on good handwashing technique,…

  • Person

Dr Dan Brown

Dan is a Principal Advisor in International Development working primarily on health and anti-corruption in low and middle income countries. He leads projects on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), vaccination, the Covid-19 response, sexual and reproductive health, and corruption reporting; using a range of interventions including chatbots and edutainment. He…

  • 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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Elizabeth Bennett

Elizabeth is a Principal Advisor at BIT Americas. Her research focuses on improving service delivery via behavioral science and program evaluation for government and NGO partners. She currently leads our US portfolio on issues of labor and social protection. Prior to BIT, Elizabeth worked for an international development organization that…

  • Blog
  • 31st Mar 2020

BIT joins partners in Kenya to increase access to sexual reproductive health services

Across the world, numerous barriers prevent girls from accessing the sexual reproductive health services (SRH) they need. Indeed, 29 countries require women to gain the consent of a spouse or partner to access such services, and in another 45 countries, parents must give consent for their children to access HIV…