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Behavioral Science for Public Policy


August 17-19, 2021

We have partnered with the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) to organize a Behavioral Science (BSci.) application workshop exclusively for students from universities in Kenya. The workshop will equip the students with an introductory understanding of behavioral science and how it might be applied to public policy.

We are using a competitive application process to select only 31 students to attend the theoretical training on August 17, out of which only 6 students will be chosen to attend an extended in-person session. These 6 students will be selected off the strength of their applications, in particular their interest in behavioral science and a public-policy career.

This course is made possible thanks to the generous support from International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) Grant in Higher Education Innovation.

Learn more about our partnership here.

Details on the workshop

  • Theoretical training - August 17

    An interactive virtual session on Behavioral Science theories and their application in public policy. Guest Lecture from Syon Bhanot, who is a behavioral and public economist as well as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College.

  • Extended in-person session - August 19

    A session conducted in a workshop format with practical exercises with which to apply theories.

We are looking for students who

  • Are graduate students enrolled in Kenyan universities in the social sciences.

  • Are interested in behavioral science and its real-world application.

  • Are interested in pursuing a career in public policy.

  • Have at least 8-10 hours available to engage with the course materials.

How to apply

Thanks to the funding from IAREP, we are pleased to announce that we are offering this course at a subsidized price. The total value of this training is 20,000 Ksh but all participants will only be required to pay 3000 Ksh. For the top 6 applicants, this cost also covers the extended in-person session.
Application deadline: July 12th, 2021

Busara does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor do we request information about your bank accounts. Please note that you will only be required to pay if you are successful in your application. The payment details and information will be communicated to you by someone from Busara at that stage.

If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out to Linda at linda.gathoni@busaracenter.org or Alina at alina.ojha@busaracenter.org

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