Committed to advancing inclusive growth and prosperity

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

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The Growth Lab works to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policymaking in developing countries. We place increased economic diversity and complexity at the center of the development story and uncovers how countries move into industries that offer increased productivity.

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




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Faculty and fellows are conducting research projects in 32 countries


Welcoming Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at HKS

The Center for International Development welcomes Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. Through her service as Nigeria’s longest-running finance minister and over her 25-year career in leadership at the World Bank, Okonjo-Iweala has gained an incredible depth and breadth of experience in tackling development challenges around the world. CID is excited to partner with her as we work together to solve the developing world’s most pressing problems.

The Center for International Development was proud to host Nobel Laureate and CID Faculty Advisory Council member Michael Kremer for a public Q&A event with over 250 Harvard students on Tuesday, November 5th in Harvard Commons. This event follows Michael's 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, along with our dear MIT colleagues Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee

Announcing: Country Profiles

The Atlas of Economic Complexity – the Growth Lab’s powerful data visualization tool – is proud to introduce Country Profiles. This new platform takes users on an interactive journey through the economic structure and dynamic growth patterns of more than 130 countries. Powered by a decade of research, the platform generates 10 unique data visualizations per country and easily identifies what new industries are poised for growth. 

A Message from the Director

Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the new faculty director of the Center for International Development. 

In this message, Khwaja shares his personal journey and explains how it guides his values, research, teaching, and ultimately, his vision for CID. 


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