December 23rd, 2019
2019 Highlights
Busara has grown to an international organisation working with incredible companies, start-ups, advocacy groups and government organisations. This edition looks at our key figures and highlights, all of which have been made possible with your continued support.

01 - Num6ers

Interesting stats and figures to put our year in perspective


We turned five, a milestone that allowed us to look back and take stock of our learnings, successes and failures. All of which we openly shared  to communicate the effects of our experiments so as to help others in addressing similar issues.


The number of full time employees working at Busara from our offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, India and Ethiopia as of December 2019.


The number of subjects run through our stationary lab in Kenya.  This works out to an average of 49 subjects per day. Our lab is key to our work and this year we laid the foundation for similar lab setups in Nigeria and India.


Our incredible staff talent is far reaching and representative of sixteen countries namely, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark,  Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indian, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States.

02 - Fresh from the Lab

This week we wanted to step back and discuss one of our priorities this year - building a network of behavioral labs across the Global South.

To start, we announced our partnership with the Center for Social Behaviour Change in India to build a South-South collaboration for the advancement of behavioral science in developing countries. The partnership focused on two priority outcomes:  (a) to expand, strengthen and standardize research labs in the Global South, and (b) to synthesize the knowledge of behavioral science in development to identify best practices for running behavioral science initiatives globally.

We collaborated with Nudge Lebanon, a leader in applying behavioral science to a variety of public policy settings in Lebanon, to set up the Consumer Citizen Lab. Research carried out will help to improve national policies and public services using locally derived behavioral insights. The partnership, born of the need to grow capacity for experimental research in the region seeks to enable the appreciation of evidence-based decision making by government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions. 

Lastly, we also collaborated with the American University in Cairo to set up a behavioral economics lab, the first of its kind in North Africa, to conduct cutting edge research and contextually relevant work that has never been done before in the region.

Labs we have collaborated to set up in 2019
We’re excited to be part of a growing network of labs across the world dedicated to contextually relevant research in behavioral science.

03 - Links we liked 

In this final 2019 edition of the behavioral lens, instead of Links we liked, we leave you with a snapshot of our end of year party which took place in Nairobi, reuniting our 130+ staff from Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and India.

Thank you for a great year together and wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
See you in 2020!

Please note: Our offices will be closed for the holiday from December 21st to January 5th, 2020.
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