Globally, emergency savings is increasingly recognised as an important pillar to build the financial resilience of people against unexpected life shocks and financial stress. However, people face many practical challenges, including behavioural barriers to savings. PIDM and The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) collaborated to identify behavioural insights around savings behaviours that could help Malaysians better withstand financial shocks in the future. Our findings are presented in the form of a literature review on behavioural science research on savings, as well as a report outlining results and key recommendations from a survey and behavioural economics experiment.
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