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Measuring Food Consumed Away from Home in Vietnam (English)

While it may be obvious that the type and quantity of food individuals consume in general can be animportant metric of individual and family welfare, looking specifically at food individuals eat outside their home may not seem particularly important. ... See More +

Brief 132002 NOV 01, 2018

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Instilling a Growth Mindset in South Africa (English)

In South Africa, a Growth Mindset intervention delivered with classroom technology had big impacts on student attitudes towards learning, and student math grades. ... See More +

Brief 132142 NOV 01, 2018

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Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit : Applying Behavioral Science to End Poverty and Enhance Equity : Mind, behavior, and development unit : applying behavioral science to end poverty and enhance equity (Arabic)

Policy makers are increasingly turning to behavioral science to help tackle intractable policy challenges, including increasing student learning, raising savings rates, promoting energy and resource conservation, increasing productivity, improving sanitation practices, strengthening institutions, and reducing corruption. ... See More +

Brief 128784 JUL 24, 2018

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Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit : Applying Behavioral Science to End Poverty and Enhance Equity : Mind, behavior, and development unit : applying behavioral science to end poverty and enhance equity (Spanish)

Policy makers are increasingly turning to behavioral science to help tackle intractable policy challenges, including increasing student learning, raising savings rates, promoting energy and resource conservation, increasing productivity, improving sanitation practices, strengthening institutions, and reducing corruption. ... See More +

Brief 128784 JUL 24, 2018

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Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit : Applying Behavioral Science to End Poverty and Enhance Equity : Mind, behavior, and development unit : applying behavioral science to end poverty and enhance equity (French)

Policy makers are increasingly turning to behavioral science to help tackle intractable policy challenges, including increasing student learning, raising savings rates, promoting energy and resource conservation, increasing productivity, improving sanitation practices, strengthening institutions, and reducing corruption. ... See More +

Brief 128784 JUL 24, 2018

Spanish, Arabic, English Disclosed

Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit : Applying Behavioral Science to End Poverty and Enhance Equity (English)

Policy makers are increasingly turning to behavioral science to help tackle intractable policy challenges, including increasing student learning, raising savings rates, promoting energy and resource conservation, increasing productivity, improving sanitation practices, strengthening institutions, and reducing corruption. ... See More +

Brief 128784 JUL 24, 2018

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Even Teachers are Bested by Their Biases (English)

Deep-rooted biases can inhibit our best intentions. Research has found that we all have unconscious biases and preferences related to gender, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, or other aspects of identity. ... See More +

Brief 125908 APR 26, 2018

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How to Encourage School Principals Not to Play Hooky (English)

This research shows that teacher and administration absences can negatively affect students’ reading and math abilities.Working with the Peruvian Ministry of Education (MINEDU) and the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), we tested whether attendance could be influenced by sending different behaviorally informed messages by email. ... See More +

Brief 125816 APR 25, 2018

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Policy Professionals Can't Defeat Their Own Biases (English)

A study shows policy professionals, like everyone else, are subject to cognitive biases.

Brief 124763 MAR 01, 2018

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Motivating Public Sector Workers in Nigeria (English)

Incentivizing administrative work through social recognition programs and ceremonies increased recordkeeping accuracy by 18 percent in a program in Ekiti, Nigeria. ... See More +

Brief 123249 FEB 05, 2018

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When Context Matters : Increasing Tax Payments in Poland (English)

An experiment in Poland showed it was possible to increase the number of people paying taxes by 21 percent just by changing the wording on letters the government sent to non-payers. ... See More +

Brief 123252 FEB 05, 2018

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Improving Student Outcomes for Only Twenty Cents (English)

Messages that promote the idea that intelligence is a skill that can be improved through practice and effort significantly increased student achievement in Peru. ... See More +

Brief 123251 FEB 05, 2018

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How to Encourage People to Save Money (English)

Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit project showed that it is possible to encourage low-income Tanzanians to increase savings by up to 11 percent using the right messages. ... See More +

Brief 123253 FEB 05, 2018

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Nigeria - Priming Brief (English)

An experiment study in Nigeria showed that psychological tools, like priming, can have powerful impacts on survey respondents. In this context, the author decided to test how priming, a tool in the field of psychology in which memories or responses are influenced by a reminder, picture, or other stimulus could impact measurements.In this brief, we focus on two measures: 1. an indicator of chronic depression developed froma version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale (CESD) a widely used, validated,and reliable population-based measure, and 2. an indicator of discounting and patience related to immediate versus late rewards developed from a set of time preference questions. ... See More +

Brief 122975 JAN 24, 2018

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Nigeria - Depression Brief (English)

A new study in Nigeria shows that chronic depression is associated with a lower labor force participation and reduced investments in children’s schooling.A new study by the World Bank looks at the first nationally representative estimates of chronic depression in Nigeria to shed light on how it may be linked to economic outcomes, such as labor market and human capital investments, especially in heavy-conflict areas or for individuals or communities who have experienced shocks or deaths. ... See More +

Brief 122976 JAN 24, 2018

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Behavioral solutions for youth unemployment (English)

This policy brief provides a framework for applying behavioral insights to youth unemployment problems, building on rigorous evidence from across the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 128875 JAN 01, 2018

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Social Multipliers at Work : Improving Children’s Outcomes Through Aspirations and Role Models (English)

A study in Nicaragua shows that interactions with female leaders facilitated raising aspirations for families, which in turn led to better outcomes for children. ... See More +

Brief 122972 JAN 01, 2018

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Measuring Food Consumed Away from Home in Vietnam (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132002 Brief
Instilling a Growth Mindset in South Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132142 Brief
Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit : Applying Behavioral Science to End Poverty and Enhance Equity : Mind, behavior, and development unit : applying behavioral science to end poverty and enhance equity (Arabic)
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JUL 24, 2018 128784 Brief Spanish, French, English
Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit : Applying Behavioral Science to End Poverty and Enhance Equity : Mind, behavior, and development unit : applying behavioral science to end poverty and enhance equity (Spanish)
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JUL 24, 2018 128784 Brief Arabic, French, English
Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit : Applying Behavioral Science to End Poverty and Enhance Equity : Mind, behavior, and development unit : applying behavioral science to end poverty and enhance equity (French)
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JUL 24, 2018 128784 Brief Spanish, Arabic, English
Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit : Applying Behavioral Science to End Poverty and Enhance Equity (English)
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JUL 24, 2018 128784 Brief Spanish, Arabic, French
Even Teachers are Bested by Their Biases (English)
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APR 26, 2018 125908 Brief
How to Encourage School Principals Not to Play Hooky (English)
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APR 25, 2018 125816 Brief
Policy Professionals Can't Defeat Their Own Biases (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124763 Brief
Motivating Public Sector Workers in Nigeria (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 123249 Brief
When Context Matters : Increasing Tax Payments in Poland (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 123252 Brief
Improving Student Outcomes for Only Twenty Cents (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 123251 Brief
How to Encourage People to Save Money (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 123253 Brief
Nigeria - Priming Brief (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 122975 Brief
Nigeria - Depression Brief (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 122976 Brief
Behavioral solutions for youth unemployment (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 128875 Working Paper
Social Multipliers at Work : Improving Children’s Outcomes Through Aspirations and Role Models (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122972 Brief