Committed to advancing inclusive growth and prosperity

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Research Spotlight

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

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Research Spotlight

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

State Capability
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Research Spotlight

Working to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policymaking.

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Inside CID

Faculty and fellows are conducting research projects in 12 countries

#2 ranked university think tank in the world

What is PDIA?

Our Building State Capability team has developed Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA), a process of facilitated emergence which focuses on problems (not solutions) and follows a step by step process (not a rigid plan) that allows for flexible learning and adaptation. Watch our new video.

Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka

CID's Growth Lab is doing in-depth, tailored analysis of Sri Lanka's economy to diagnose growth constraints and conducting research into reforming and improving Sri Lanka’s trade policy and implementation of trade commitments. Visit our project website for an overview of the research agenda, profiles of team members, and research outputs. 

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GEM 2018

CID's Global Empowerment Meeting brings together leaders and thinkers from development, government, business and philanthropy. Each year the group engages around the major development problems in the world today, and explores cutting-edge ideas to solve them. Learn more about last year's talks and look ahead to this year's agenda.

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