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- 28th Mar 2023
Improving progression opportunities for women in low-paid and low-skill jobs in South Africa
Executive Summary This report presents the findings of a research programme on the barriers faced by women in low-paid and low-skill work in South Africa, alongside potential solutions. The research, conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), was part of a global research programme focused on South Africa, the UK,…
- 28th Mar 2023
Improving progression opportunities for women in low-paid and low-skill jobs
Across the world, women are more likely to be in low-paid work. For example, in the UK, women make up 77% of workers on low weekly pay. We hosted an event in partnership with J.P. Morgan Chase to discuss solutions.
- Current project
Exploring the impact of feedback on gambling behaviour
In year 2 of the Gambling Policy and Research Unit, we are exploring how consumers engage with and use gambling management tools offered by Gambling operators. One focus of ours is on the potential impact of providing feedback to customers regarding their gambling behaviour, in the form of activity statements.…
- Press release
- 23rd Mar 2023
From Nudge to...where now?
Major new work taking on board the challenges facing behavioral science and responding with 10 proposals to fulfill its potential for improving lives and societies
- New publication
- 20th Mar 2023
A Manifesto for Applying Behavioral Science
10 new proposals to enable behavioural science to truly fulfill its potential for improving lives and societies
- 16th Mar 2023
How to improve workplace equity: Evidence-based actions for employers
Advancing equity in the workplace is an urgent priority for employers. But it’s hard to know what strategies actually work and are worth investing in.
- 15th Mar 2023
How to improve quality of work using Behavioural Insights
The latest UK figures show that over a fifth of people aged 16-64 are out of the labour force (neither working nor looking for work). Some of the reasons for inactivity are financial, but others are much more than financial.
- 15th Mar 2023
How to reduce food waste using three low-cost nudges
In 2022, BIT worked with Ne'ma, the UAE's National Food Waste and Loss Initiative, to test three nudges to reduce food waste in hotel restaurants. The results were stunning: the nudges reduced food waste by up to 44% without affecting customer satisfaction.
- 9th Mar 2023
How can influencers encourage sustainable behaviours?
Working with Unilever, and its brands Dove and Hellmans, BIT designed and ran, to our knowledge, the largest online randomised-controlled trial with over 6,013 TikTok or Instagram users from across 3 countries (the UK, USA and Canada) to test the effect of different types of social media messaging.
- 8th Mar 2023
Testing digital interventions for sexual reproductive health service uptake in Kenya
For International Women’s Day, we’re sharing some of the lessons we’ve learned through our work in Kenya to encourage girls to access SRH services.