We ran a randomised control trial (RCT) with Training Services NSW and TAFE NSW to increase the proportion of course lessons that apprentices and trainees attend.
We partnered with the NSW Department of Education to apply BI to attract trainee teachers to apply for professional experience placements in rural and remote NSW.
We used behavioural insights to identify the best way to engage people who are at high-risk of reoffending to voluntarily join behaviour change or other support programs.
Behavioural insights can help address emergency decision-making to support NSW agencies and policy-makers reduce fatalities in the community. We look at the issue of driving through floodwater.
The Behavioural Insights Unit’s Community of Practice (CoP) event on 4 December showcased the work on health that we’ve done in the past year with our partner organisations.
On Wednesday 22 November, the BIU Community of Practice hosted a panel discussion for senior public servants.
I travelled with our Executive Director for the FACS and Innovation Branch to New York City to attend the Behavioural Science and Policy Association (BSPA) conference on 19 September 2017.
So you have a great idea about how you could change people’s behaviour. You want to go ahead and test your idea out, but you don’t know if people will respond to the intervention, or if it will have the impact you hope. Rather than going ahead and investing heavily in a field trial, you could use an economic experiment to test your idea first.
Governments send hundreds of thousands of letters to people each year asking them to do things, from paying speeding fines and taxes, providing information for welfare payments, alerting people to expiring licenses and registration and incoming tolls.
The Behavioural Insights Unit’s latest report, Behavioural Insights in NSW 2016, is now available.
DPC’s Behavioural Insights Unit recently partnered with the Australian branch of the Behavioural Insights Team to present a panel on non-cognitive ‘character’ skills.
The Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) has released a guide to developing and testing behavioural interventions using randomised controlled trials (RCTs).
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has just published its latest annual Update Report.
On 18 March 2016, two members of the Behavioural Insights Unit travelled to Melbourne to attend the “BehaviourWorks Australia: Lessons from the Field” conference.
The Behavioural Insight Unit has released a new publication Spotlight on Health Results – Behavioural Insights Short Report. The report outlines the significant gains we have made in increasing hospital efficiency and health outcomes in NSW through our trials.
We are excited to hear that the White House is setting up a Social and Behavioral Science Team, headed by Maya Shankar, that will use lessons from psychology and behavioural economics in the design of public policy.