Mind, Society, and Behavior – World Bank Report – 2 December 2014

Posted on December 8, 2014. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , |

Mind, Society, and Behavior – World Bank Report – 2 December 2014

News release – World Development Report 2015 explores “Mind, Society, and Behavior” – 2 December 2014

“Story highlights

The WDR 2015 holds new insights on how people make decisions; it provides a framework to help development practitioners and governments apply these insights to development policy.

Research in the WDR suggests that poverty constitutes a cognitive tax that makes it hard for poor people to think deliberatively, especially in times of hardship or stress.

When used with existing policy approaches, new tools ranging from simple, low-cost changes such as better framing of messages and changing the timing of aid, can significantly improve outcomes.”


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