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What is boosting?

Boosting is a policy approach that targets people’s competences and thereby helps people make good, informed decisions by and for themselves.

A boost is an intervention that enlists human cognition, the environment, or both to foster people’s existing competences or develop new ones.

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Types of boosts

How can we boost? What can we boost? Where can we boost?

Types of boosts

Overview: The different types of boosts and application domains

Risk literacy boosts

Boosting people’s competences to deal with risks

Digital boosts

Boosting citizens' competences to deal with the online world


Creating citizen choice architects

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How to test boosts

How can we tell whether a boost is effective?

Key papers

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