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  • Blog
  • 29th Apr 2019

How behavioural insights and education technology could transform schools

The Department for Education’s new strategy on education technology, announced earlier this month, aims to build the evidence base for education technology (EdTech) and help schools take advantage of the best products and services.

  • Blog
  • 16th May 2019

How can more people live good, long lives?

Two new launches aim to tackle inequality and low life-expectancy in the UK

  • Blog
  • 22nd May 2019

How to build cohesive societies

Launch of two new projects to translate academic research into real change

  • Blog
  • 30th May 2019

The Augar review: what behavioural science tells us about education fees and grants

The long-awaited Augur review of UK post-secondary education is out today, offering its verdict on the tuition fee debate.

  • 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.

  • Academic publication
  • 15th Oct 2019

Preventing violence against children in schools (PVACS)

Abstract Background We aim to test the effectiveness of the EmpaTeach intervention to prevent physical violence from teachers to students in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania. EmpaTeach is a 10-week, 14-session, classroom management and cognitive-behavioural therapy-based intervention for groups of teachers for delivery by lay personnel in resource-constrained settings. Methods We…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Press release
  • 18th Feb 2020

Behavioural Insights Applied Live Academy by UK’s Behavioral Insights Team

During a 3-day capacity-building and problem-centered learning workshop representatives from “Work Armenia” working group and public servants will learn the nuances of behavioral experiments.

  • Blog
  • 19th Mar 2020

900 million children and young people are learning from home. What works best?

As the UK prepares for schools to shut tomorrow, this post explores the evidence on what works for remote learning and provides ideas for how to help parents support their children’s learning at home, based on our experience running a number of projects in this space