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  • Blog
  • 28th Aug 2020

From a workshop to farms: reducing bovine tuberculosis in Argentina

Bovine tuberculosis results in a $7 million annual loss for Argentinian farmers, forces the country to throw away 19,000 kilos of meat every day and could have detrimental public health implications if not well managed. Here is how BIT applied behavioural science to tackle this challenging problem.

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  • Blog
  • 27th Jul 2020

Do nudges actually work?

Last year, we were sent a request that was intriguing, and a bit scary.  At BIT we spend a lot of time setting up Randomized Controlled Trials and other ways of evaluating impact reliably. We really care about finding out whether what we’re doing “works” - and where, when, and…

  • Press release
  • 27th Jul 2020

Results from nudge interventions are real and meaningful finds largest-ever independent analysis

A unique academic analysis published today shows that ‘nudge’ interventions are helping governments deliver better outcomes at low cost.  Dr Stefano DellaVigna and Dr Elizabeth Linos from University of California, Berkeley were allowed unprecedented access to data on interventions by two of the best-known nudge units in the world -…

  • Blog
  • 8th Jul 2020

Using behavioural insights to support low-wage workers

Prior to COVID-19, low wage workers—defined as those with incomes below $36,000 per year—were already in a precarious financial position. Now, data show that “95% of workers in low-income households have either been laid off as a result of the coronavirus (37%) or have seen a loss of income (58%).”…

  • Press release
  • 5th Jun 2020

BIT stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

BIT stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and those who mourn George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. We condemn white supremacy and the structural inequalities that subject Black people and other underserved communities to violence, and deprive them of resources and liberties. We stand against the…

  • Blog
  • 1st Apr 2020

Supporting employers and workers through the pandemic

While Covid-19 is primarily a public health issue, it also presents unprecedented challenges for both employers and workers. In this post, we set out additional suggestions for employers to support their workers during the main part of the crisis, based on behavioural insights. 

  • Blog
  • 17th Mar 2020

Covid-19: ¿Cómo promover los comportamientos adecuados para reducir la velocidad de contagio?

Nuestra recomendación es seguir las directrices de las autoridades sanitarias del país en que te encuentres. Nuestra especialidad no es la medicina o la epidemiología, sino las ciencias del comportamiento. Las ideas recogidas en este artículo van dirigidas a ayudar a los lectores a cumplir con las recomendaciones de las…

  • Blog
  • 5th Mar 2020

How to stop touching our faces in the wake of the Coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases spread across the globe, people are starting to get some consistent advice on what they can do to avoid the virus. In addition to washing their hands and coughing or sneezing into a tissue (or your elbow), people are being told to not touch their faces. The problem…

  • Blog
  • 17th Jan 2020

Increasing economic mobility in US cities

Earlier this year, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ballmer Group launched a new program to increase economic mobility in a number of US cities. This program is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, which helps local governments improve residents' lives by using data…

  • Blog
  • 10th Dec 2019

BIT included in consortium to bring play to refugee children with $100 million grant from The LEGO Foundation

We are thrilled to announce the launch of PlayMatters, an exciting initiative to bring 'Learning through Play to nearly one million children impacted by humanitarian crises in Ethiopia and Uganda'. BIT joins a world-class lineup of partners -- the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Plan International, War Child Holland, Ubongo, and…