Leadership Team

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SYON BHANOT

Research Affiliate

Syon is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College, studying behavioral and public economics. His areas of interest include pro-social behavior, environmental conservation behavior, development, and personal finance decisions. He primarily runs experiments that seek to improve our understanding of decision making and inform public policy around important social and economic issues. You can read more about his work at www.syonbhanot.com.

 

NIKHIL RAVICHANDAR
MSc Behavioral and Economic Science University of Warwick
Previously: 
Behavioral Science GRP
Interests: Agent based modeling, behavioral design, governance and accountability

ANNSHARON NJAVIKA
MSc Health, Community and Development, London School of Economics 
Previously:
GOAL Global, Africa Research Analysis
Interests: Social Enterprise, Critical Thinking in Childhood Education, Social Development

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Johannes Haushofer

Founder and Scientific Director

Johannes is a Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Economics at Princeton University. He is interested in understanding whether poverty has particular psychological and neurobiological consequences, and whether these consequences, in turn, affect economic behavior. His research combines laboratory experiments with randomized controlled trials of development programs. Johannes has a BA in Psychology, Physiology and Philosophy from Oxford, a PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard, a PhD in Economics from Zurich, and was previously a Prize Fellow in Economics at Harvard and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT.

 
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SARA OMBIJA
LLM, University College London
Previously: 
Barclays
Interests: Financial regulation, law, energy efficiency

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LEAH KIWARA
MSc Development Finance, University of Manchester
Previously:
BDO International
Interests: Poverty, inequality, governance, financial inclusion, development policy and social development 

VICTORIA ISIKA
MA Conflict Security and Development, University of Bradford
Previously: IPA, UN-HABITAT
Interests: Humanitarian assistance, gender and IPV, conflict

 

ARIANA KEYMAN
MGA Environmental Security and Development, University of Toronto
Previously: 
WWF, HCA - Refugee Advocacy and Support Program
Interests: Rural development, food security, environment

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SAMI HORN
BA Classics, Kings College London
Previously: Cathay Pacific, Merrill Lynch
Interests: Social networks, informal market

 

 

RAFAEL BATISTA
MSc Behavioral and Economic Science, University of Warwick 
Previously: 
Behavioral Science GRP
Interests: Choice architecture, intention-behavior gaps, financial inclusion

 


Analysts

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DONNAH KIGAN
University of Nairobi

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KELVIN KINYUA
University of Nairobi

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MERCY MUSYA
Strathmore University

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RUTH WAMBUA
University of Nairobi

ROBERT WANYIRI
Strathmore University


MANAGEMENT

JOSEPH MUIRURI, Head of Staff
University of Nairobi

MICHAEL BEILMAN, Director of Operations and Partnerships
MSc Applied Economics, Johns Hopking University                                       Previously: Family Health International360
Interests: Aid effectiveness, social enterprise, public-private partnerships

 
 


SUpport

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STEPHEN OKIYA, Data Analyst
University of Nairobi

 

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MONICA KAY, Survey Coordinator
University of Nairobi