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  • Policy proposal
  • 6th Jul 2017

Children in need: Project Crewe

In 2014, the Department for Education funded the Social Work Innovation Fund, which aimed to encourage new thinking in how children’s services support young people. The Behavioural Insights Team have conducted an evaluation of one pilot funded through the Innovation Fund, Project Crewe.

  • Person

Sasha Tregebov

Sasha is the Director of BIT Canada, leading BIT's team in Toronto and its work across Canada. BIT Canada works with a wide range of Canadian organizations that are dedicated to social impact. We have done work with the Government of British Columbia's Public Service Agency, Environment and Climate Change…

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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.

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Publication
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Person

Hazel Wright

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…

  • Blog
  • 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.…