Meet the Behavioral Evidence Hub: Powerful Solutions for Problem-Solvers

May 11, 2017 | By ideas42 in Blog

ideas42 is excited to join with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania (CHIBE) in launching the Behavioral Evidence Hub, a comprehensive resource that brings together some of the world’s most promising innovative solutions into a single tool, putting them within easy reach of all those working to solve a wide range of intractable problems affecting the wellbeing and livelihood of people around the world.

The website, BHub.org, includes evidence-based initiatives that offer deep insight into tough problems negatively impacting people in the U.S. and globally – from staying in college and increasing savings rates to improving medication adherence and vaccination uptake. The site also features solutions and implementation guidelines for practitioners interested in using the insights and innovations in their own work.

Backed by leading experts, the solutions featured on the B-Hub are focused on applying behavioral science for social good. The goal of the new site is to bridge the gap between promising academic research and large-scale deployment of behaviorally-informed solutions in products, systems and programs.

With the launch of the B-Hub, practitioners can now easily access potential new solutions across a wide range of problem domains including health, education, criminal justice, environmental conservation, and financial inclusion.

The B-Hub’s easy-to-use format enables users to discover insights by problem domain, geography or solution format. Users can browse through the curated database of content, focus on specific insights that might be applicable to their own work, or run their existing programs through a checklist to determine how behaviorally optimized it is.

Supported by contributions from the researchers and organizations producing innovations and solutions, we’re actively seeking new contributions to the B-Hub, an open-source site. Ongoing content development is supported by a growing network of contributors including the Behavioral Insights Group at the Harvard Kennedy School, the OECD, and the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority. The site is made possible in part by support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others.

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