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  • Blog
  • 23rd Nov 2017

Applying behavioural insights to labour markets

Employment is perhaps one of the areas that can benefit the most from the application of behavioural insights and robust evaluation. From both the supply and demand side of the labour market, small changes can have big effects. Small percentage increase to employment figures can mean substantial wellbeing improvements to…

  • Blog
  • 26th Nov 2017

Behavioural Insights in Australia

In Everett Rogers's classic text, The Diffusion of Innovations, he argues that it helps that good ideas are effective. But it’s often not quite enough. For innovations to really take hold, they need to have the capacity to be trialled and reinvented in different contexts. People need to be able…

  • Blog
  • 30th May 2018

80% of success in life? Showing up

As the saying goes, 80% of success is showing up*. And the same is true in public services. Every day, millions of people across the globe don’t show up for hospital appointments, school, job fairs, and so on. It might be as little as a few minutes or hours out…

  • Blog
  • 20th Sep 2018

We spoke to teenagers about tech: this is what they told us

The debate about technology and ethics has recently taken on a new intensity in media and policy circles. Teenagers’ use of smartphones and social media, and the impact on their mental health and wellbeing, is rarely out of the news. This debate, however, often paints an over-simplified and sensationalised picture.…

  • Report
  • 28th Nov 2018

Applying Behavioural Insights to Labour Markets

Employment is one of the most important policy areas that governments manage. Yet, it is one with ample room for more use of evidence. Due to location and contextual factors, labour market policies are also often tailored to the economic needs of a country or region. For these reasons, continuous…

  • Report
  • 24th Jan 2019

The Behavioural Insights Team Annual Update Report 2017-18

Latest results from the team, covering issues from healthcare to humanitarian aid.

  • Case study
  • 24th Jan 2019

Tackling teacher shortages in rural areas

It is a constant challenge to attract teachers to rural and remote Australia. However, teachers are more likely to work in rural schools if they have already completed a rural placement during their teacher training. Alongside the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Premier and Cabinet Behavioural Insights Unit, NSW…

  • Case study
  • 24th Jan 2019

Encouraging consumers to switch to better energy deals

Energy markets around the world have increasingly been opened up to competition, but many consumers remain disengaged and continue to pay significantly over the odds for their energy.

  • Blog
  • 23rd Jul 2019

Singapore super-medics, notes from Down Under, and getting ready for a new PM

Our work with premiers past and present, around the world.

  • Blog
  • 19th Aug 2019

Reducing household power usage during the hottest days of the year

On hot summer days, power usage in Australia skyrockets as households and businesses turn on their air conditioners. Energy usage can increase by over 45% on these days, particularly between 3pm and 6pm when both households and offices are running their air conditioning. The traditional approach to these peak-demand events…