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Training is an important and growing area of work for EPoD. We provide capacity building for policymakers and practitioners on impact evaluation and evidence-based policy design. These trainings include lectures as well as longer workshops, often organized in collaboration with in-country partners or donors. EPoD has also supported the strengthening of research and evaluation capacity in South Asia by advising on training activities at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in India and the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). Here in Cambridge, EPoD faculty contribute to HKS Executive Education.
EPoD is also working to train future leaders in development. Asim Khwaja is the faculty chair for the Kennedy School’s Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) program, while Rohini Pande and Amitabh Chandra serve as HKS Area Chairs for Political and Economic Development and Social Policy, respectively. EPoD faculty teach a variety of courses and student workshops that employ rigorous empirical methods to inform development and social programs.
If you are interested in working with EPoD on training or capacity building, please contact EPoD@hks.harvard.edu.