Media

articles

The $1 Trillion Link Between Mental Health and Economic Productivity (29 Jun 2016, Forbes)

Cynicism about purpose is a disease that needs fighting (4 April 2016, Financial Times)

In Praise of Small Miracles (11 Dec 2014, New York Times)

Beyond cows (20 Sep 2014, The Economist)

What technology will bring (18 Sep 2014, The Economist)

Good research, great video: what’s the best way to motivate community health workers? (29 Aug 2014, Oxfam)

Why Global Health Workers Should Climb Down From The Ivory Tower (6 Aug 2014, Forbes)

Climbing Down From the Ivory Tower (6 Aug 2014, HBS Working Knowledge)

Encuentro Internacional de Experiencias sobre Superación de la Pobreza Extrema (30 Jul 2014, UNDP en Colombia)

How to Increase Employees’ Intrinsic Goodwill (22 Jan 2013, Forbes)

Innovative Incentives for Community Based Workers (4 Jan 2013, Ideas for India)

How to Motivate India’s Community Workers? (4 Jan 2013, Ideas for India)

Volunteers on the frontline of services delivery (11 Dec 2012, Guardian)

Finding the Right Knot for Each Odysseus: Innovations in Commitment Savings (21 May 2012, Enterprising Ideas)

No margin, no mission? Motivating agents in the social sector (13 Mar 2012, CEPRs Policy Portal)

Negotiating a Better Future (7 Feb 2012, WAPPP Wire, Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program)

Does Family Planning Bring Down Fertility? (2 Feb 2012, Science Magazine)

Changing Global Health Practices (1 Dec 2011, HBS Alumni Bulletin)

Experimental Ideas with Impact (13 Jul 2011, HBS Working Knowledge)

Beyond Case Writing (28 Jun 2011, HBS Alumni Bulletin)

New Republic: Let Them Eat Cake Or Don’t Bake At All [Reprinted on NPR website] (6 Jun 2011, New Republic)

Small Changes, Big Results: Behavioral Economics at Work in Poor Countries (1 Mar 2011, Boston Review)

Launch of J-PAL Africa (1 Jan 2011, MIT TechTV)

Helping People Help Themselves (14 Feb 2007, New York Times)

The Marketplace of Perceptions (1 Mar 2006, Harvard Magazine)

Adam Smith, Behavioral Economist? (16 Jan 2006, HBS Working Knowledge)

Ending Aid to Rich Farmers May Hurt the Poor Ones (18 Dec 2005, New York Times)

Will-Power, Poverty and Financial Decision-Making (4 Jul 2005, American Psychological Association)

videos

POVERTY AND DEPRESSION

Professor Nava Ashraf discusses poverty and depression on BBC World News


MOTIVATING PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS

Presentation at IGC’s Growth Week 2016


COMMITMENT SAVINGS RESEARCH

Financial Access Initiative’s Timothy Ogden in conversation with Nava Ashraf

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CO-PRODUCING KNOWLEDGE

A short film by the International Growth Centre (IGC) describing the co-production research model Professor Ashraf is using in Zambia


Motivating public health workers

Nava Ashraf and Oriana Bandiera describe an innovative collaboration between researchers and policymakers that led to better motivation and performance of community health workers in Zambia.


BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS

Institute of Politics Forum on “Nudging” Policy: Behavioural Economics in the Public Square with Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Moderated by Nava Ashraf and Max Bazerman


RISING STAR AWARD

Nava Ashraf awarded Rising Star in Global Health by Grand Challenges Canada and the Gates Foundation


LEVERAGING ALTRUISTIC CAPITAL

No Margin, No Mission? Motivating Agents in the Social Sector. Listen to a Zambian barber talking about persuasion in selling female condoms here:


NEGOTIATING A BETTER FUTURE

Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) Presentation