Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS)
USING BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE TO MAKE
PROGRAMS WORK FOR PEOPLE
Behavioral science demonstrates that even small hassles create barriers that prevent those in need of services from receiving them. Applying behavioral insights can improve the way programs are designed and services are delivered.
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We assess individual and organizational behavior to identify areas amenable to low-cost, high-impact interventions.
BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION DESIGN
We use a problem-driven approach to design behavioral solutions.
We test behavioral solutions in the field using random assignment and rapid-cycle evaluation designs.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND ASSESSMENT
We consult with programs interested in strengthening service delivery using behavioral science even where there is no formal evaluation.
TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS
We offer workshops and toolkits to train staff on key behavioral concepts and how to apply them in interactions with customers.
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