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  • Report
  • 28th Mar 2019

International development and behavioural insights

This report is a summary of international development work by the Behavioural Insights Team and its partners from 2017 to 2019.

  • Blog
  • 28th Mar 2019

Applying behavioural insights to international development

We’re often asked whether behavioural insights are relevant across different cultures and economies. After running projects with governments and organisations in more than 20 low and middle income countries - work summarised in our new report, out today - it’s a question we’re increasingly confident in answering: yes. Behavioural insights…

  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2019

8 ways to understand your organisation’s Gender Pay Gap

New guidance for employers published this week

  • Case study
  • 24th Jan 2019

Strengthening the Metropolitan Police against cyber attacks

Many of the world’s most disruptive cyber attacks have a simple culprit: phishing emails. Since 2017, we have partnered with the Metropolitan Police Service to try to reduce its susceptibility to phishing attacks.

  • Current project

Warwick Business School

Addressing most issues in society, from daily challenges to complex problems, requires an understanding of how and why people behave the way they do in relation to themselves and others. Behavioural science has revolutionised how we approach these problems by challenging traditional models of behaviour and providing a more realistic…

  • Blog
  • 13th Feb 2018

EAST en español y nuestro trabajo en América Latina

(This post is also available in English) Cuando hablamos de nuestro trabajo en el Reino Unido frecuentemente nos hacen la pregunta: ¿podría algo así funcionar también en otros países? Durante los últimos cuatro años hemos estado colaborando con Gobiernos en América Latina aplicando nuestra metodología, y encontramos que la respuesta…

  • Blog
  • 13th Feb 2018

EAST in Spanish and our work in Latin America

(This post is also available in Spanish) When we talk about our work in the United Kingdom, we are often asked the question: Will our approach also work in other countries? Over the past four years we have been collaborating with governments in Latin America applying our methodology, and we…

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 29th Nov 2016

Applying Behavioural Insights: Simple Ways to Improve Health Outcomes

Applying new insights about behaviour can lead to better health outcomes at a lower cost. This report gives an overview of these insights and shows how they can be applied in practice.

  • Publication
  • 26th Sep 2016

Behavioural Economics Guide - Vol 1 Public Policy - Mexican Institute for Behavioural Economics

The Mexican Institute for Behavioural Economics has published their Behavioural Economics Guide. The guide, one of the first of its kind to be written in Spanish, focuses on the application of behavioural economics to public policy. Covering a range of topics, the guide includes a chapter written by the Behavioural…