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Mind, Behavior, and Development

Countries and Partners

eMBeD works closely with World Bank teams and policy makers from around the world by conducting fieldwork, identifying bottlenecks to policy and program success, and designing and evaluating behaviorally informed interventions. We provide advice and workshops to help policy makers define and diagnose policy problems from a behavioral perspective.


Our 80+ partners—from academia, behavioral research centers, international organizations, and the donor community—enable us to expand the frontiers and scale behavioral science in development policy.

Some of our partners include:

  • Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab 

  • Bank Negara Malaysia  

  • Behavioral Insights Network (BRAIN)  

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  

  • Consultative Group to Assist the Poor 

  • Danish Refugee Council  

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 

  • Duke University 

  • European Commission 

  • Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) 

  • Government of Catalonia 

  • ideas42 

  • Innovations for Poverty Action 


  • Koç University
  • Merck


  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 

  • Oxford University 

  • Paris School of Economics  

  • Princeton University  

  • Psychology of Intergroup Conflict & Reconciliation Lab  

  • Oma Education Fund 

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 

  • United Nations Innovation Network  

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  

  • University of California at Berkeley  

  • University of Chicago  

  • Universality of Pennsylvania  

  • University of Toronto  

  • Virtual Bodyworks