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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

At the Growth Lab, we push the frontiers of economic growth and development policy research, collaborate with policymakers to design actions, and share our insights through teaching, tools and publications, in the pursuit of inclusive prosperity.

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


Global Empowerment Meeting Highlights

On April 28th and 29th, CID and the Malcolm 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, they 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.

Planting Seeds for Public Policy

Established in 1994, the Masters Programs for Development (MpD) at the Catholic University of Bolivia – the country’s first-ever public policy graduate program – resulted from years of collaboration between Harvard researchers, USAID, and Harvard-educated Bolivians. The Growth Lab’s relationship with the MpD has deepened in recent years, with faculty and staff collaborating on teaching methods, economic research, and online learning tools during the pandemic.

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