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  • Blog
  • 1st Sep 2021

Shouting into the void: The importance of engagement for safety messaging in the gig economy

In this time of COVID-19, we’ve seen the rise of a new hero: the food delivery worker (FDW). FDWs brave the streets and keep us well fed from our local restaurants as we move in and out of lockdowns. But the work of an FDW can be dangerous, and until…

  • Report
  • 18th Aug 2021

Active Online Choices: Designing to Empower Users

We worked with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) to explore and demonstrate how to create ‘active' choices; choices where individual users are empowered to better control how they use digital products and services, and have a clear in the understanding of the consequences.

  • Blog
  • 12th Aug 2021

One behaviour at a time: Redesigning entrepreneurship pathways in the Arab States

We recently co-hosted a webinar at the UN Behavioural Science Week 2021 during which we presented initial evidence from the project and asked UNDP colleagues in participating Country Offices to reflect on their experience thus far. We share three insights below about what it takes to apply behavioural science to…

  • Blog
  • 4th Aug 2021

Making gambling safer: Can deposit limit tools be improved with commitment devices?

This is blog 3 in our series highlighting BIT’s work to-date on how behavioural insights may be useful in reducing gambling harms through safer gambling tool innovation. Previous blogs in this series cover our field trials on improving the uptake of safer gambling tools, and how high anchors may influence…

  • Report
  • 4th Aug 2021

Applying behavioural insights to design better safer gambling tools

Our latest report continues BIT's extensive work on investigating whether industry-standard safer gambling tools can be improved using principles from behavioural science. As with our report earlier in 2021, our latest work again focused on deposit limits: a widely-available tool that allows people who gamble to cap the amount they…

  • Blog
  • 23rd Jul 2021

Reframing pension options to encourage greener choices

We conducted an online experiment to explore how different ‘nudges’ could encourage more people to take-up green pension funds.

  • Blog
  • 22nd Jul 2021

Dealing new data: what bank transactions can tell us about gambling behaviour

The Behavioural Insights Team has launched two new reports on what bank transaction data can tell us about gambling behaviour, with the aim of gaining new insights on tackling gambling harm. Our findings examine how gambling fits within peoples’ wider financial lives, and sheds new light on the role that…

  • Report
  • 15th Jun 2021

Making Markets Better

The economic shocks of COVID-19 have both highlighted the need for, and presented the opportunity to, rethink markets and market policies. Drawing on the work of our The Behavioural Economy report, Making Markets Better explores how we can revolutionise markets through a behavioural lens and evidence-based strategies, in order to…

  • Blog
  • 17th May 2021

A rush on the high street? How narratives will shape the economic recovery

Narratives are stories that spread through society and help us make sense of the world around us. Economic narratives may include stories about what’s going on in the economy, the role of government, and what other consumers and businesses are doing. Some economic narratives you may have heard on the…

  • Blog
  • 30th Apr 2021

How can we encourage institutional investors to make climate friendly decisions?

To combat climate change, US$90 trillion is needed in sustainable investments by 2030. However markets aren’t moving fast enough. The Paris Climate Agreement calls out the role of the finance industry in boosting green innovation and low carbon industries. The question remains however, as to whether shifting to more sustainable…