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Behavioural Insights Applied to Policy - European Report 2016

This report covers a wealth of policy initiatives across 32 European countries either implicitly or explicitly informed by behavioural insights (BIs). It reviews institutional developments around the application for behavioural insights for policy and puts forward a comparative framework (PRECIS) describing behavioural insights teams with six key features. The report reaches four main conclusions: i) in terms of capacity-building, there is significant dynamism and growing appetite to apply BIs to policy-making; ii) links between policy-making and academy communities can be strengthened and analysing large datasets offers great potential; iii) systematic application of BIs throughout the policy cycle can advance evidence-based policy-making; iv) there is a need for more research on the long-term impacts of policy interventions.