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On 11 May, the OECD partnered with the European Nudge Network (TEN) to host an open conference. The conference was opened by Ambassador Christopher Sharrock from the Permanent Delegation of the United Kingdom to the OECD and addressed the next frontiers for behavioural science and supporting the behavioural community in public bodies. The conference also addressed specific policy topics that are part of the OECD CPF project, specifically on i) how to create sustainable consumption behaviour, ii) protecting consumers in the digital economy, iii) enhancing organisational behaviour and iv) making markets work.



On 12 May, the OECD hosted the second ever international closed door meeting on behavioural insights for almost 100 public policy officials from across the world. The meeting was opened by Ambassador Michelle D’Auray from the Permanent Delegation of Canada to the OECD. The meeting explored the topic of how behavioural science can be used in major policy agendas for good and how behavioural practitioners can ensure that the science is applied responsibly. 


There were calls at the meeting and afterwards for the OECD to continue to play a key role in behavioural science in governments and public institutions as well as in its application to support specific policy goals. 


Read the full summary and programme from the event here.

Click here for a Storify from conference attendee Karen Hitters, reflecting on her views and takeaways.

For more information, contact Mr. Faisal Naru.


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The OECD publication Behavioural Insights and Public Policy: Lessons from Around the World presents the results of a first-of-its-kind survey of behavioural insights units around the world.

This report discusses the use and reach of behavioural insights, drawing on a comprehensive collection of case studies from across the world and policy sectors, including consumer protection, education, energy, environment, finance, health and safety, labour market policies, public service delivery, taxes and telecommunications. It suggests ways to ensure that this experimental approach can be successfully and sustainably used as a public policy tool.



 For more information, contact Mr. Faisal Naru.


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