Sheheryar Banuri

Sheheryar Banuri is a development economist and Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on motivation and decision-making in the public sector.  His work is at the intersection of policy, economics, and public administration, and uses a combination of survey methods, lab, and field experiments.  Sheheryar has conducted field research in Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the US.  His work has provided policy guidance to the governments of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Burkina Faso. His empirical work is also featured in the World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. His current projects focus on motivation and incentives of education and health workers, identity and cooperation in post-conflict areas, and the impact of information technologies on local public service delivery.


Content by Sheheryar Banuri
  • Blog post

    How to pay public servants: Rewarding ability and performance

    Why the public sector should end flat pay schemes. In today’s blog, Sheheryar Banuri and Philip Keefer use experimental evidence from Indonesia to illustrate that in cases when monitoring job-performance proves too costly, paying for ability can be as effective, but cheaper to implement, as pay for performance schemes. This post forms part of a cross-blog series on the...

    5 Oct 2015 | Sheheryar Banuri, Philip Keefer