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Working to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policymaking.

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Conducting research with policymakers – frequently at scale – to build a direct road to impact.

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Researching new strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organizations.

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Faculty and fellows are conducting research projects in 32 countries


Understanding Venezuela's Collapse

Once one of the richest countries in Latin America with the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela has been in political, economic, and humanitarian freefall in recent years. In this Q&A in the Harvard Gazette, Ricardo Hausmann talks about current concerns, what steps the country might take to steady itself and how CID's research has helped address some of these issues.

Visit our Venezuela project page for research, news, podcasts, and videos. 

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EPoD Faculty Interview: Anders Jensen on Increasing Tax Capacity for Development

Economist Anders Jensen has been working with governments in Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, and other countries to understand their approach to taxation and help them build tax capacity. Originally from Denmark, Jensen received his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 2016 and joined the HKS faculty in 2017 and is also an EPoD Faculty Affiliate.

Implementing Public Policy

Are you a public policymaker frustrated with the limited impact of your government’s policies? Do you see many policy ideas starting out with promise but ending up incomplete or ineffectively implemented? Are you trying to improve implementation? Our new Executive Education course Implementing Public Policy is designed to equip policymakers around the world with both the skills to analyze policies, as well as the field-tested tools and tactics to successfully implement them. 

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