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  • Blog
  • 28th Aug 2019

Helping people back into work and helping others take up the mantle

Today sees the publication of a peer reviewed paper in the Journal of Public Policy outlining the interventions that we tested in Essex which involved the development of new way of conceiving the job-search process. 

  • Report
  • 28th Aug 2019

Evaluating Leadership and Management Programmes

Businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face a number of constraints to growth. Studies highlight the difficulty of accessing credit, fragmented markets, poor management practices, lack of infrastructure and an uncertain regulatory environment. Addressing barriers such as these could contribute to growth, productivity and job creation across SSA. CDC Group plc…

  • Blog
  • 29th Aug 2019

Your training programme isn’t working - here’s how to make sure it does

More than £200bn is spent globally on learning and development every year. Entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate workers sit through millions of hours of training on the latest management fad or tips on how to grow their business.  Yet does any of it actually work? Do the behaviours of…

  • Blog
  • 4th Sep 2019

The Story of Narratives

Professor Robert Shiller, Nobel Prize-winning economist joins us at the Behavioural Exchange Conference tomorrow. His latest work on narrative economics shows how stories and narratives are inherent to the human experience. We think they could be better understood and deployed in public policy.

  • Blog
  • 16th Sep 2019

The behavioural science community gathers in London

It’s nearly ten years since BIT was set up in No10 with the seemingly simple (but in reality daunting) aim of incorporating a better understanding of human behaviour into public policy, while also saving the government ten times our running costs.

  • Blog
  • 19th Sep 2019

The meat of the problem

In our new series of blog posts, our experts explore how behavioural science can encourage us to have more sustainable diets.

  • Blog
  • 25th Sep 2019

Diets in flux

Here we take a look at some examples to see how our diets have always been in flux – and often deliberately influenced. 

  • Blog
  • 27th Sep 2019

Designing emissions markets carefully

Professor Marty Weitzman, a giant in the field of environmental economics, passed away exactly one month ago. On his ‘month’s mind’, we reflect on Marty’s work on pricing carbon emissions. 

  • Blog
  • 2nd Oct 2019

A partnership to reduce social security arrears

One of the most cost-effective ways of scaling the use of behavioural insights (BI) around the world is by building BI capacity. BIT does this by running projects in close collaboration with partner organisations.

  • Blog
  • 8th Oct 2019

Giving behavioural insights and business policy a firm nudge

In the long run, improving  productivity is the most important way of raising the standard of living for a country’s citizens.