Niruban Balachandran

Niruban Balachandran is co-leader of He has served in the World Bank since 2013, and his career has spanned more than 18 years in psychological science, education, and international development around the globe.

Mr. Balachandran was a winner of the World Bank’s Innovation Challenge Prize, the Bradley M. Bloom Impact Award, and the International Society for Human Ethology’s Linda Mealey Award. He is widely published in scholarly journals and print media, and is a frequently-invited speaker at international conferences. He is a Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and member of the Harvard Behavioral Insights Group, as well as a Bachelor of psychology (Honors) graduate from Rutgers. In 2019, he was honored by the New America Foundation as a Next Generation Leader.

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