Tools and Ethics for Applied Behavioural Insights: The BASIC Toolkit

by Maria Bianca Armiento

The role of behavioural sciences is becoming relevant in regulatory activities, since people are often affected by several bias. Hence, according to the OEDC “a better understanding of human behaviour can lead to better policies”. 

With the BASIC Toolkit (Behaviour, Analysis, Strategies, Intervention, Change), the Organisation provides useful information and behavioural informed know-how for policy-makers and practitioners. The Toolkit is composed of two parts: the first is an introduction to behaviourally informed policy-making, while the second is a “Manual” that analyses approaches and methods to implement behaviourally informed policies.