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- 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…
- 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…
- 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.
- 25th Aug 2017
Using behavioral insights to support early child development in the Syria response
We are living in a time when more families have been forced from their homes by conflict and crisis than at any other time since World War II. The most vulnerable among these are children. Refugee children are often deprived of educational opportunities, some are separated from their families, and…
- 7th Nov 2017
Changing teachers’ attitudes toward corporal punishment
Physical punishment — from hitting children with sticks to making them kneel to slapping them — occurs every day in classrooms throughout the world. Yet we know experiences of violence at school are linked to lower attendance and academic achievement as well as higher drop-out rates. In turn, lower educational attainment rates among girls can…
- 21st Dec 2017
BIT Partners Win $100 Million Grant from MacArthur Foundation
We are delighted to announce that our partners at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Sesame Workshop have been selected as the winners of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Challenge, a groundbreaking award providing $100 million to fund a critical problem facing the world today. IRC and Sesame Workshop have teamed…
- 11th Jul 2018
Este reporte también está disponible en inglés Los gobiernos utilizan cada vez más las ciencias del comportamiento para diseñar, mejorar y reevaluar sus políticas y servicios. Incorporando estos conocimientos, las entidades gubernamentales adoptan una visión más realista del comportamiento humano obteniendo de esa forma mejores resultados. Sin embargo, paradójicamente, los…
- 5th Nov 2018
Behavioural science and policy: where are we now and where are we going?
The use of behavioural science in policy has exploded since the publication of Nudge in 2008 and the creation of BIT in 2010. We were asked to reflect on the team’s work for a new issue of Behavioural Public Policy, and we decided to be open about some of the…
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What Works Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative is designed to help cities across the United States use data and evidence to effectively tackle their most pressing challenges. Through this initiative, BIT has worked with cities across the U.S. to build their capacity for rigorous evaluation and the application of behavioral science.…
- 23rd Jan 2019
Using Behavioral Insights to Build the Police Force of Tomorrow
Attracting great candidates from diverse backgrounds to join the public workforce is a key part of building governments that produce the best outcomes for residents.