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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 all are affected by their […]

August 25, 2017


Corruption: Can a behavioural approach shift the dial?

The first global summit on anti-corruption was held in London in May. The summit brought together world leaders, businesses, academics, civil society and international organisations to discuss the practical steps that could be taken to tackle corruption across the world. Here at BIT, we think that behavioural science can make an important contribution to anti-corruption. […]

July 7, 2016


Results from BIT tax trial in Guatemala

You might remember reading a blog post back in May that announced the launch of our first randomised controlled trials in Latin America, in partnership with the World Bank. We now have results. The trial tested redesigned reminder letters to Guatemalan taxpayers who had failed to declare their income tax on time. We found that […]

December 22, 2014


World Bank publishes landmark report on Mind, Society and behaviour

The 2015 World Development Report was launched last week by the President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, and our own CEO, Dr David Halpern (see the video of the launch here). David sent back this blog from Washington: The subject of the 2015 World Development Report is behavioural insights. Mind, Society and Behaviour […]

December 8, 2014


BIT at the World Economic Forum

Our CEO, David Halpern, spent last week at the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum now has a Council focused on behaviour, chaired by David and Eldar Shafir (a Princeton professor and co-author of the recent book Scarcity). David sent back this blog post: Going to Dubai last week was my first experience of […]

November 19, 2014


BIT first trial in Latin America goes live!

As part of a new partnership with the World Bank, we launched our first trial in Latin America this week. Working closely with the Guatemalan tax authority – Superintendencia Administracion Tributaria (SAT) – our Head of International Development, Simon Ruda, and Assistant Advisor Stewart Kettle spent time in Guatemala setting up a suite of trials, […]

May 29, 2014