Why Randomised Controlled Trials are vital for policymaking


In this week’s Forbes column, I analyse the findings of a new report from the RSA which aims to use behavioural insights as the basis for recommendations to boost recruitment and growth for the UK’s self employed.

Introducing RCTs for business support schemes isn’t new. In fact, the recent Growth Vouchers programme randomly assigns £2,000 to help finance strategic business advice.

Read my analysis of the report – and why RCTs are so important for policymakers weighing up the cost and benefits of competing schemes – here.