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EPoD SPDi Methodology

Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) conducts development economics research, training, and policy outreach.  We aim to improve lives by designing, testing and enabling better policies worldwide. We work closely with policymakers to solve some of the most pressing policy problems through innovation, testing and iteration at all stages of solution development.

A broken bridge
State Capability

Researching new strategies and tactics to assist public organizations struggling with incomplete or ineffective policy implementation.

Fishing poles in Sri Lanka
Income Ratio

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 uncover how countries move into industries that offer increased productivity.

CID Beyond COVID Response & Resource Page

COVID-19 is the greatest global disruption of the past century. Even as we work to recover, we have a window of opportunity to do more – but only if we make use of the lessons learned and capitalize on emergent innovations sparked by the pandemic. To address this urgent need, the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University created the Beyond COVID initiative, a multi-sectoral approach, rooted in data and evidence, to effectively respond to the COVID development crisis and reimagine new opportunities in the post-COVID era. 

Inside CID

Faculty and fellows are conducting research projects in 116 countries


GEM22 Highlights

On April 28th and 29th, CID and the Malcom Wiener Center for Social Policy co-hosted CID’s flagship annual Global Empowerment Meeting (GEM22). Top business leaders, policymakers, and academics came together in this two-day in-person conference to discuss the theme of GEM22, “Healing an Unequal World”. While the two days brought to stark relief the pervasive issue of inequality in each facet of humanity, it also allowed for reflection and convening towards change.  

Announcing EPoD's Evidence Corps Internship Program 2022

CID's EPoD is launching the Evidence Corps internship program in 2022, which will provide funded international development internship and training opportunities for Harvard students. The aim of the program is to build students’ capacity to use economic evidence and to provide students with a toolkit to make meaningful contributions to development projects.

Growth Lab Launches Data Viz Tool that Reveals Growth Opportunities for 1,000 Cities

Metroverse, the Growth Lab's Urban Economy Navigator, is designed to provide policymakers, entrepreneurs, investors, business organizations, civil society, and the general public with unprecedented economic data for more than 1,000 cities in 79 countries. The platform vividly illustrates the technological capabilities that underpin a city's economy and its' opportunities for future growth.

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