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Alessandro Nava

Alessandro works on helping financial providers apply behavioural science insights to increase financial inclusion. He’s passionate about exploring how financial service providers can fully capitalise on the power of data to understand customer’s decision-making and design more inclusive solutions. In addition to working with private sector clients, he also works on projects of public interest.

Previously, Alessandro worked as a Senior Associate for the Busara Centre for Behavioral Economics in Nairobi and as a Senior Economist for the Financial Conduct Authority (the UK financial service regulators) and CGAP, where he explored the potential of crowdfunding for emerging markets.

  • MPhil in Economics, University of Oxford, UK
  • BA Hons Economics with Econometrics (First Class Honours), University of Exeter, UK

Recent Content by Alessandro Nava
Driving digital financial services with behavioural science
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Building foundations for new behavioural scientists in Africa
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Sink or swim: Who is recovering as South Africa eases its lockdown restrictions?
On 1 May 2020, South Africa lowered its lockdown restrictions to Level 4 – a level at which the economy beg...
What’s the fuss? The rise of behavioural science for development
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the world are asking individuals to stay at home. Lockdown, se...
What does the “new normal” for South Africa look like post the COVID-19 lockdown?
As South Africans finally enjoy some exercise in the open air after six weeks of strict government-imposed lockdown, the biggest question on everyo...