Karen is a behavioural economist and co-founder of Cotinga Development, a social impact consultancy based in London, UK. She has led multiple pieces of primary and secondary research for various UN agencies, International Organisations, NGOs and government departments across four countries. In addition to conducting research, she has provided high impact policy advice to policymakers and ministers to enhance government service delivery, improve public health outcomes, protect vulnerable communities, and promote economic growth. Additionally, Karen is currently on the advisory committee for Cardus’ Banking on the Margins. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. Economics from the University of Waterloo.