Ideas42 uses insights from decades of experimental scientific research at the intersection of psychology and economics to design scalable ways improve programs, policies and products in the real world. Whether it’s increasing savings rates in the Philippines, preventing students dropping out of college in California, educating teenagers about the risk of HIV in South Africa, or saving water in Costa Rica, ideas42 is at the cutting edge of applied behavioral science.
During this talk, Saugato Datta will expand on the argument in his paper Behavioral Design: A New Approach to Development Policy in light of several recent research projects that attempt to apply behavioral science to a variety of problems in developing countries. He will present diagnostic and design insights, as well as results where available from behavioral design projects related to risky behaviors of various kinds, the uptake and continued use of modern family planning methods, intimate partner violence, water consumption, and issues around agriculture and agricultural finance. Through these examples, he will attempt to draw out some principles for applying behavioral insights to complex problems in development.
In Santa Monica, please join us in room m5312. If you are based in RAND's Boston, Pittsburgh or Washington offices, you can attend in rooms conference rooms w4132, p4318, or b9010 or connect via webmeeting and phone: Login to https://webmeetingext.rand.org/idssmeeting and dial in 1-800-747-5150 (passcode: 3269008#).
If you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Datta, contact Haijing (Crystal) Huang, email@example.com.
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