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Dr Karen Tindall
Karen is a Principal Advisor based in our Sydney office, focusing on domestic violence, community resilience, health, and charitable giving. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University, in the field of public sector crisis management. Karen is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute for…
- 4th Feb 2016
Stories from the States
As part of BIT North America’s work with the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities initiative, we have launched ten randomized control trials in six cities from Kentucky to California in the last six months. While we wait for the results, we thought we’d share three stories that shed some light…
- 4th Mar 2016
How can a letter encourage us to pay our parking fines?
Like death and taxes, parking tickets are a fact of life - especially in urban areas. While no driver likes seeing that slip of paper tucked under their windshield wiper, parking tickets serve important functions - like keeping busy roadways free of impediments and making parking fair to all drivers.…
Hazel is a Principal Advisor in the Local Government team based out of BIT's Manchester office. She joined the team in 2015 and works on intervention development, trial design and the implementation of quasi-experimental methods. This includes the development of trials in health, employment and crime prevention. Prior to joining…
- 3rd May 2016
How can a letter increase sewer bill payments?
As more residents and businesses fail to pay their sewer bills, cities across the United States have had to resort to turning off water services to prompt them to pay. In some cities, sewer charges are included on the water bill and collected by the utility company. This makes it…
- 8th Jul 2016
Decision-making in children’s social care: quantitative analysis
Every day, social work practitioners make decisions about the wellbeing of thousands of vulnerable children and families. These decisions are often complex, concerning emotive issues in conditions of uncertainty. They are often made under both time and resource pressure. This report uses raw data on social work cases to reveal…
- 11th Jul 2016
How do social workers make decisions?
Reform of the children’s social care system is a key priority for the current Government and last week the Department for Education released a policy paper setting out their vision for the sector. This paper included details of the Department’s ongoing programme of reform, including workforce accreditation and new structural…
- 3rd Oct 2016
Las ciencias del comportamiento aplicadas a las ciudades.
Este reporte también está disponible en inglés Durante el año pasado, nuestra oficina de América del Norte, con sede en Nueva York, trabajó con ciudades medianas en los EE. UU. a través de la iniciativa What Works Cities (WWC) de Bloomberg Philanthropies. Hoy, BIT Norte América lanza su primer reporte…
- 24th Oct 2016
Behavioral Insights and the City
From ancient Athens to modern New York, cities have long provided crucibles for human interaction, thriving and faltering in equal measure on the density and diversity of the lives within them. With 2 out of every 3 of us set to live in cities by 2050, it is hardly surprising…
- 24th Oct 2016
Behavioral Insights for Cities
Over the past year, our North American office, based in New York, has worked with midsized cities across the U.S. through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities (WWC) initiative.