Interested in participating?
Please complete the brief EOI Submission form
Submission deadline: Friday, November 6th
Indlela is pleased to release this request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to participate in a virtual Behavioural Insights Test (BIT) development workshop series. The EOI is open to individuals interested in learning more about behavioural economics and developing projects that will apply behavioural economics insights to HIV service delivery in South Africa. More details on the workshops and the eligibility requirements are included below.
Indlela: Behavioural Insights for Better Health
Indlela is a capacity building initiative that seeks to expand the use of behavioural economics within HIV prevention and treatment programs in South Africa. The initiative is a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and University of Witwatersrand’s Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO). Our objectives are to strengthen the ability of health service delivery providers and key research institutions to develop and test contextually appropriate interventions that are informed by behavioural economics principles.
What is a Behavioural Insights Test (BIT)?
A BIT is a project that will implement and test a low-cost, scalable intervention or service delivery innovation that is informed by behavioural economics and has the potential to overcome behavioural barriers to utilization or delivery of HIV services. BIT projects will focus on behaviours along the HIV care continuum, target patients or providers, and utilize behavioural economics insights or principles. Another important feature of a BIT project is an evaluation component that allows for rapid determination of intervention effectiveness. Indlela will award small grants to support certain Behavioural Insight Tests (BITs).
Virtual Behavioural Insights Test (BIT) Development Workshop Series
The goal of the workshop series is to help participants develop BIT project proposals and build their knowledge and skills in behavioural economics. Workshops will consist of a cohort of up to 30 participants who commit to joining 3-5 two-hour sessions. These sessions will be led by behavioural scientists on the Indlela team who will guide participants through the NUDGE (Narrow, Understand, Discover, Generate, Evaluate) process and help participants develop an intervention and BIT evaluation. BIT funding is not guaranteed following participation in the workshops, but our goal is to develop strong BIT project candidates.
Contact Indlela for more information via or send an email to [email protected]
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|Prerequisites||Individuals from organizations that are interested in and capable of implementing and testing BITs are encouraged to apply. Up to 3 applicants per organization will be considered. Researchers are welcome to apply, but they must have a strong existing partnership with an implementing partner or government health centers in order to carry out a health programme intervention. Knowledge of behavioural science is an asset, but is not required.
The deadline for submission of the EOI is Friday, November 6, 2020. The Indlela team will review the EOI applications, notify successful applicants of their acceptance and the next steps for participation in the virtual workshop series. If you have any questions about the EOI submission form, please email us at [email protected]
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