Wendy Chamberlin

VP for Research and Advisory, Busara Centre for Behavioral Economics

Wendy is a development practitioner with over 18 years of experience working in international development in both the philanthropic and NGO space. She is a VP for Research and Advisory at Busara Centre for Behavioral Economics where she is setting up a research division focused on how behavioral science can support climate adaptation and resilience of vulnerable populations. Her areas of focus include inclusive finance, climate resilience and adaptation, women's economic empowerment, and sustainable livelihoods for extremely poor households with an emphasis on arid/semi-arid land areas. She is passionate about designing and implementing strategies that focus on multi-sectoral interventions and emphasize collaborative and diverse partnerships. 


By Wendy Chamberlin


How Do Financial Systems Support Climate Resilience?

The third in our three-part blog series with Decodis and MSC discusses our finding that different climate events, and different phases of those events, drive different needs for financial services.

Adapting to or Just Muddling Through Climate Change?

The second blog in our series with Decodis and MSC explores our research finding that many poor households are just muddling through climate events rather than strategically adapting to long-term climate change in ways that enhance their resilience.

Facing Climate Events in Nigeria, Farmers Left With Scarce Options

Based on interviews with hundreds of farmers in Nigeria, we unpack how households use financial services in responding to climate events.