Nudging health outcomes: Using behavioural economics to design health interventions in developing countries - Learning Lab 22 August 2014

Annie Holmes

Please join us for a free webinar on Friday 22 August 2014, 12 noon BST.

See the video and presentation from this Learning Lab here.

What is behavioural economics and how can it help design more effective interventions? Saugato Datta will discuss examples of applications of behavioural economics in the health domain, in both developed and developing countries including:

  • applications to HIV testing
  • age-disparate sex in sub-Saharan Africa
  • intimate partner violence in India

He will also examine other areas ripe for exploration and ways behavioural economics can be used more effectively.

Saugato Datta is a Vice President at ideas42. He works with partners to design, test and scale interventions that use behavioural economics to improve outcomes in programmes targeting poor people in developing countries. He leads ideas42's work in the developing world, and writes extensively on the application of behavioural economics to development programmes and more generally.
Dr Datta has been an economics correspondent at The Economist, and a researcher at the World Bank. He works within international development broadly, including on projects about intimate partner violence and violence more generally, reproductive health, age-disparate sex, energy/water use, and the uptake of programmes ranging from after-school programmes for pupils in disadvantaged areas to cash transfer schemes. He has a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Delhi.


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Depending on your location the time of the Learning Lab will be:

7:00 am Washington
12:00 noon London
1:00 pm Johannesburg/Geneva
2:00 pm Mwanza/Kampala
4:30 pm New Delhi


To join the webinar on Friday 22 August 2014, follow these THREE STEPS.

1. Register online now. You will then receive an email giving you the access code and toll-free numbers to dial.

2. Log in to Ready Talk as a participant online, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can see the slides. Access code 9272774.

3. Dial in to Ready Talk on your telephone, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can hear the presenter speaking. Access code 9272774.

If your country does not have a toll-free number, please send your contact number + country code to Michael [dot] Naranjo [at] LSHTM [dot] ac [dot] uk 

Remember, you must call in AND join online to hear audio and view the slides.