Viewing entries tagged with 'behavioural insights'

  • Segmenting: What works for whom

    Posted by Alex Gyani & Simon Raadsma on Monday May 15th, 2017

    In our latest blog post we take a look at a hot topic in BI: segmentation. One of the downsides of RCTs is they usually only identify what works on average. Although this allows us to improve outcomes overall, you can do even better if you can work out what works best for different groups of people and then tailor your approach to each group. We take a look at our hospital appointment trial and discuss both ‘classic’ segmentation and a newer approach based on machine learning.

  • BIU in the media

    Posted by on Tuesday April 18th, 2017

    The Mandarin featured a great article “NSW nudge teams set their sights on more complex public policy challenges” on us last week. The piece highlighted our work over the past few years and discussed the future direction of the unit, particularly our work applying behavioural insights principles to more complex policy issues.

  • Community of Practice: BI-ing letters

    Posted by on Monday April 3rd, 2017

    For our first CoP of 2017, we brought together people from a range of government agencies to reflect on what BI can offer in terms of writing better letters.

  • Inside the Behavioural Insight Unit: What we do, what you might not know we do and how to join us!

    Posted by Kim Louw on Monday February 27th, 2017

    Take an exclusive inside peak into the NSW Government's award winning Behavioural Insights Unit and find out what the team does everyday, what skills they have and look for, and how to get a job in the unit.

  • BIU is hiring!

    Posted by on Thursday February 23rd, 2017

    Are you passionate about applying behavioural sciences to improve public services and policy? Do you have experience with research projects?

    Come work with us at the Behavioural Insights Unit!

  • BETA is hiring

    Posted by Alex King on Thursday December 1st, 2016

    The Australian Government's Behavioural Economics team, BETA, is now hiring!

  • Building Character Skills – What works?

    Posted by Anna Doherty on Friday November 4th, 2016

    The Behavioural Insights Unit recently partnered with the Australian branch of the Behavioural Insights Team to present a panel on how non-cognitive ‘character’ skills can predict a range of important life outcomes, and what this means for educators and policy-makers.

  • BETA’s guide to running randomised controlled trials

    Posted by Anna Doherty on Tuesday September 20th, 2016

    The Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) has released an easy-to-use guide on developing and testing behavioural interventions using randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The guide draws on global expertise to present examples of well-defined outcomes and helpful questions for those looking to run an RCT in Government.

  • Latest results from the Behavioural Insights Team

    Posted by Alex King on Friday September 16th, 2016

    The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has just published their latest annual Update Report. The report highlights some of the results we have achieved in partnership with BIT, such as reducing the rate of no-shows for hospital appointments, getting injured teachers back to work faster and speeding up the payment of social housing rental arrears.

  • BETA is hiring

    Posted by Alex King on Friday April 8th, 2016

    The recently-launched Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) is currently hiring.