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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 38 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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New Possibilities for Cutting Corruption in the Public Sector

Corruption is rife in the public sector of many developing countries, with costs falling heaviest on the poor. However, personality tests, laboratory games, and other new tools from psychology may offer ways to weed out dishonest officials and attract high-quality applicants to government jobs. EPoD's Rema Hanna and Vestal McIntyre review recent research.

Tourist Spending Insights Provide Unprecedented View of Global Tourism

More than 10% of the world's GDP comes from tourism. However, a lack of data limits our understanding of tourism’s role in the global economy: From which countries do the visitors who spend the most come? What are the most visited places? In what types of businesses do tourists spend their money? Our researchers are collaborating with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth to better understand these issues and using anonymized and aggregated transaction data to study foreign tourist spending patterns in 40 countries.

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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