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Housed at the Harvard Kennedy School, CID works across Harvard University and a global network of researchers and practitioners to build, convene, and deploy talent to address the world’s most pressing challenges.


Global Empowerment Meeting 2023: Growing in a Green World will take place on May 10-11, 2023. 

The meeting will explore different dimensions of climate change, with a particular lens on both challenges and opportunities emerging from developing countries who are on the frontlines of a warming planet. 

Spotlight Series Afghanistan

Centers and students across Harvard are hosting a series of conversations spotlighting the situation in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. The series will examine the multilayered facets of gender, human rights, economic development, humanitarian aid, and political dynamics that shape the lives of over 40 million Afghans today.

CID's Research Programs

Building State Capability (BSC) researches new strategies and tactics to assist public organizations struggling with incomplete or ineffective policy implementation.


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. 


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.

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