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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


Asim Ijaz Khwaja appointed faculty director of the Center for International Development

Harvard Kennedy School has named Asim Ijaz Khwaja as the faculty director of the School’s Center for International Development (CID). Khwaja will start his appointment as director of CID on July 1, 2019. 

Indonesia and the Quest for 7% Growth

Indonesia goes to the polls this week with President Joko Widodo leading, on the backs of a campaign that puts the economy at the heart of his reelection bid. The Growth Lab's Economic Complexity research finds Indonesia to be uniquely positioned to drive rapid growth by utilizing existing knowhow and infrastructure investments to move into high-complexity electronics and machinery sectors. Research fellow Tim Cheston examines Indonesia's short and long term growth policies, the stagnant manufacturing industry, along with a shrinking fiscal window with which to stimulate growth.

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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.

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