Monthly Archives: January 2015

Development goes behavioural – The WB WDR 2015 calls for behavioural-informed policy-making

The World Bank World Development Report 2015 calls for behavioural-informed policy-making. The EC-JRC leads the change for EU affairs. This post tries to answer to the following: 1. Why should we care about Behavioural Sciences? 2. Why Behavioural issues in Development affairs? 3. Is it time for including behavioural insights into EU and domestic policies?

David Rinaldi, Brussels, 27 January 2015.

The recently launched World Bank’s flagship publication, the World Development Report 2015, was presented on Monday 26 January in Brussels, as one of the first events of the European Year for Development.

WDR 2015 Inforgraphic

Differently from previous reports, which focused on hot topics in development economics or on specific sectors, the 2015 World Development Report (WDR) digs into methodology. The caption explains quite clearly the new approach: “Mind, Society and Behavior”. Continue reading

DG Enlargement Writing Competition – “So similar, so different, so European”


The European Commission is inviting young people from across Europe to submit their applications to a writing competition on the topic of EU enlargement. Under the heading “So similar, so different, so European”, the competition asks applicants to reflect on shared European values and on how enlargement helps to strengthen the EU’s role in a globalized world. Continue reading