Development: The Human Factor

News flash: Some people forget stuff, and other people lack self-control.

These and other elemental insights into how humans behave in the real world are integral to international development planning and policy, according to the World Bank, which just issued a new Global Insights Initiative (GINI).

Small program changes “informed by a better understanding of people’s motivations and limitations, can have big effects on everything from savings rates to vaccination rates to risky sexual behavior.”

Pacific Standard

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