The Lab runs a series of flagship policy experiments

  • Travelinsights.ai

    Despite its long history, Armenia is a relatively new player in global tourism. There is always room for improvement and, who, if not the tourists could tell us what was great and what went wrong during their stay? Click here and explore more

  • AI in Agriculture

    A remote sensing agricultural monitoring system to identify crop type, estimate crop yield and detect defects in the soil. Click here and explore more

  • Reducing tax evasion through participatory budgeting

    The behavioral experiment is testing whether providing information on the national public good expenditure to taxpayers and involving them in the distribution of taxes affects tax compliance. Click here and explore more

  • EDU2WORK

    Bridging the gap between education and labour market through evidence-based policy-making. Click here and explore more

  • Experiment in Preventive Healthcare

    Using health services to check for cancer is very important. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment have a higher potential for cure. Click here and explore more

  • New projects are coming

Travelinsights.am

Travelinsights is a human-powered tool that fuses travel storytelling and artificial intelligence. Through real-time analysis and visualisation of the tourist reviews, the tool reveals real travel preferences and on-the-ground issues. 

The tool was primarily created for policy-makers for near real-time data-driven decision making. With the help of this tool, the Government can understand the tourist perception of the Republic of Armenia as a touristic destination and develop an effective marketing strategy. The tool can also help to find the perfect formula for creating superb travel experience in Armenia by telling business the ways for improving their services and environment.

This is one of our data science projects.

AI in Agriculture

In the past, agricultural producers in Armenia have harvested yield, collected knowledge about soil and weather conditions through trial and error. Even today, in our over-digitalized world, many farmers choose what to plant and when to harvest their crops based on traditions and rough estimates.
To introduce innovative digital data collection and information management system to agriculture, we plan to:

* Develop a real-time agricultural data register with the help of new technologies such as satellite and drone imagery, which will be verified on the ground by agricultural experts or farmers;
* Use remote-sensing technology artificial intelligence and aerial imagery for crop growth monitoring.

 

More details coming soon

This is one of our data science projects.

Reducing tax evasion through participatory budgeting

The behavioral experiment is testing whether providing information on the national public good expenditure to taxpayers and involving them in the distribution of taxes affects tax compliance.

 

More details coming soon

This is one of our behavioral science projects.

EDU2WORK

Understanding and better preparing for the possible future is imperative for countries like Armenia, where there is a chronic mismatch between the labour market supply and demand. Some sectors of the economy are always experiencing lack of qualified workforce, whilst other sectors have an abundance of supply. The reasons are numerous: stereotypes of career choices, almost no consistent link between education and labour market, and absence of flexibility in the schools and universities to produce workforce fit for the 21st-century labour market needs.

The project aims at bridging the gap between education and labour market through:

- scraping online job announcements and foresight analysis
- experimental interventions with Nesta and the Behavioral Insights team
- conducting active awareness raising and in-country capacity building activities.

 

More details coming soon

This is one of our mixed projects.

Experiment in Preventive Healthcare

Using health services to check for cancer is very important. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment have a higher potential for cure.

 

More details coming soon 

This is one of our behavioral science projects.