Nikhil Ravichandar

Nikhil is an engagement director at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, working at the intersection of behavioral science and data science. Nikhil has extensive work in understanding consumer behavior and implementing behavioral design initiatives to improve customer service delivery, with focus areas being Kenya and Tanzania.

Nikhil holds a master's in economics from University College London and a masters in behavioral and economic science from the University of Warwick, U.K. Recently, Nikhil has been working on improving understanding of mobile insurance products and exploring the effect of SMS financial literacy programs on mobile savings and credit products in Tanzania.

By Nikhil Ravichandar


What Can Traditional Giving Teach Digital Fundraising Platforms?

What can today’s digital fundraising platforms learn from long-held traditions of giving? We spoke with givers in Kenya to find out.

Can Digital Savings Reduce Risks in Digital Credit?

An experiment in Tanzania suggests that offering savings and credit on the same mobile wallet can lead to more responsible borrowing.