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  • Blog
  • 4th Jan 2024

Three Challenges for Applied Behavioral Science: Overcoming the Hurdles to Private Sector Adoption

While we like to think of ourselves as open to new ideas, the reality is that encountering a new framework or way of thinking is also somewhat threatening.

  • Blog
  • 28th Dec 2023

Three Promising Opportunities for Applied Behavioral Science Compliance, Cybersecurity & Human Resources

Applied behavioral science has flourished in the private sector over the past decade. Today, there are an estimated 154 corporate behavioral science teams. And this figure doesn’t begin to capture the full magnitude of this work, including recent projects by such disparate companies as Unilever, Indeed and Meta.  

  • Working paper
  • 20th Dec 2023

Working Paper No. 004 / Effectiveness of SMS reminders to increase demand for HPV immunisation: a randomised controlled trial in Georgia

In Georgia, a country with low rates of uptake of the HPV vaccine, we conducted a country-wide RCT that included over 55,000 girls aged 10-12, representing the entire population of eligible unvaccinated girls of this age in the country.

  • Working paper
  • 19th Dec 2023

BIT Working Paper No. 003 / A randomised controlled trial to measure the impact of supportive text messages on attendance and engagement with treatment among lmproving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) patients

In 2019/20 1.7 million people were referred into the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in England. Of these, one in three did not complete a course of treatment (defined as attending two or more treatment appointments). One reason for dropout is long wait times with limited communication.

  • Blog
  • 19th Dec 2023

From Vision to Validation: Khulisa's Journey with The Ending Youth Violence Lab

In its April 2023 launch event, The Ending Youth Violence Lab (at the Behavioural Insights Team) unveiled its two inaugural research projects. We were delighted to be one of two charities selected to receive the Lab’s transformative support in evaluating our work. For us, the partnership marked a significant milestone…

  • Report
  • 18th Dec 2023

Can spending limits in a banking app support safer gambling?

In this report, BIT’s Gambling Policy & Research Unit presents findings from a study which measured the impact of different designs of spending limits on gambling behaviour. We found that spending limits are a promising preventative tool which could help customers manage their gambling spend.

  • Blog
  • 8th Dec 2023

Beyond lockdowns and parties: what we can learn from the systemic failures of the pandemic

The headlines have so far focused mainly on the drama and failings within No. 10, and especially on the early months of the pandemic up until the first ‘lockdown’. But there is a danger that this focus crowds out a hard-headed analysis of the wider system failures that help explain…

  • Blog
  • 5th Dec 2023

Three remarkable new findings in PISA - the worlds guide to how our kids are learning (or not)

In the world of education, the PISA results are the World Cup, Olympics and Oscars all rolled into one. For a generation they have provided the benchmark study on how well our children are learning - and how well our educational systems are performing. 

  • Report
  • 4th Dec 2023

From Gen Z for Gen Z: Marketing Insights for Government Employers

The United States needs technological innovation to solve its most pressing problems—the climate crisis, health care costs, and more. Unfortunately, too few people with cutting-edge skills are interested in working in the federal government. Only 4% of federal government technologists are under 30, while over half are approaching retirement.  How…

  • Blog
  • 4th Dec 2023

Pounds for pylons - when do incentives backfire?

People living ‘close’ to new infrastructure will receive up to £1,000 per year off their electricity bills as well as a wider community benefit fund allowing them to support local social projects.