Innocenti Discussion Papers Ethical Considerations When Applying Behavioural Science in Projects Focused on Children AUTHOR(S) Karen Tindall; Lydia Hayward; Emma Hunt; Benjamin Hickler Published: 2021 Innocenti Discussion Papers Evidence increasingly shows applied behavioural science can positively impact childhood development and contribute to reducing inequalities. However, it is important for practitioners to reflect on the ethical considerations. For example, are you confident that the intervention is unlikely to have unintended harmful consequences? Or, is it easy for child recipients to opt out of the intervention?To better understand these impacts, we consulted children in Australia, Chile and Ghana, interviewed subject matter experts and practitioners, and conducted a targeted literature review. This paper distils our findings and provides examples of how evidence-based interventions can meaningfully impact children’s futures. It is accompanied by a toolkit to guide and support practitioners through key ethical decision points. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 64 | Tags: behavioural change, behavioural sciences, ethical research, ethics × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Karen Tindall; Lydia Hayward; Emma Hunt; Benjamin Hickler 2021 Ethical Considerations When Applying Behavioural Science in Projects Focused on Children. , pp. 64.