Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Meet the team

Board of Directors

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Our mission and values require that we engage with, and incorporate, diverse voices. We believe that respecting and valuing individuals, communities and partners, and recognising the unique voice and perspectives that each brings, is essential to the application of Busara’s approach to behavioral science. For us, diversity, equity and inclusion encompasses gender, class, religion, tribe, language, caste, age, race and other manifestations of differentiated experiences.

To live diversity, we cherish varied knowledge traditions within the team, and seek to include these in our work in meaningful ways while constantly learning how to do it better.

We have a human-centered approach, meaning we co-create solutions with communities and partners. Very intentionally, we are based in and rooted in the places where we work. Our team lives and works across Africa, Asia and Latin America which enables us to provide contextualised solutions.

Our investment in local talent is a core part of who we are and can only do the work we do because we are headquartered in Kenya with offices in India, Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania and operational presence in many other locations in the Global South.

We are thoughtful about our policies, processes and pay structures to minimize our biases while rewarding and recognizing performance. 

Ultimately expecting our teams and leadership to infuse these policies with the spirit and attitude needed to create and protect an environment of dignity, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Join Us

People are our strongest asset and advantage at Busara.
We hire eclectically and favor cognitive diversity, which means that we prioritize ability to do the work and sharing our values over degrees, pedigree, or accolades.

Our staff come from 18 countries, 99% live outside of the US and Europe (and the 1% will move out eventually).
Most of our amazing team did not learn behavioral science from a textbook or in classroom (though we equally love those who attended the top behavioral science programs in the world).

Our seemingly unrelated backgrounds mean that we have expertise in health, education, economics, political science, finance, gender, development studies, peace and conflict, mathematics, environmental studies, anthropology, soil science, the arts, and nutrition (among many, many others). This allows us to provide unique perspectives on a wide variety of problems.