around the world have found that using insights from behavioural economics and
psychology to gently ‘nudge’ people towards better choices can improve outcomes
for themselves and their societies.
The concept of
creating behavioural insights units is increasingly being used to improve
service delivery, as well as to foster healthier and happier communities. The Middle East has not
benefited from this new approach – until now.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has created the region’s first behavioural insights initiative – the Qatar Behavioural Insights Unit (QBIU).
This unit will lead policy experimentation, contributing to policies that will steer Qatar and the region towards a better future, in line with the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The QBIU is already active, and has a number of experiments under way in policy areas including education, workers’ welfare, environmental sustainability and healthy lifestyles.
BX Arabia conference
‘Nudging’ has an exciting future in Qatar and
the region. To harness some of the tremendous energy around this fusion of
behavioural economics and psychology, the QBIU will launch the region’s first behavioural
exchange conference – BX Arabia –
which will become the QBIU’s annual flagship event.