Behavioral science is a highly interdisciplinary field that draws on methods and insights from psychology, anthropology, economics, data science and more. Our team combines academic rigor with strong private sector experience to build evidence-driven yet pragmatic engagements. Our 40+ engagement teams and 130+ staff members are decidedly global to ensure our interventions are leveraging cutting edge behavioral science but also grounded in the context and cultures we work in.


Our staff come to Busara with a diverse set of expertise in health, education, economics, political science, finance, gender, development studies, behavioral science, mathematics, environmental studies, anthropology, and nutrition.



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Featured alumni


Our alumni are past Busara permanent staff. While we are always sad to see people leave, we are proud to note that many have gone on to both academia and practice in Data Science, Development, Public Policy, and Behavioral Science, among many others.


Nikhil Ravichandar
Behavioral Scientist
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

David Clarance
Senior Data Scientist at M-Kopa Solar

Michael Beilman
Sr. Data Scientist
City and County of Denver

Vikki Isika
World Bank, WfW Program

Sami Horn
PhD in Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University

Colin West
PhD Student, Marketing

Rafael Batista
Behavioral & Economic Scientist
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Sarah Ombija
Faculty Lecturer
Strathmore Law School

Lucy Rimmington
Economic Consultant

Lara Fleischer
Lecturer, Public Policy
Sciences Po



Featured fellows


Our fellows are staff originally hired on a short-term basis, as interns, fellows or consultants. Their exceptional work led us to offer them a full-time role.