Committed to advancing inclusive growth and prosperity

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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 to implement policies and programs.

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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 uncovers how countries move into industries that offer increased productivity.

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Faculty and fellows are conducting research projects in 32 countries


A Message from the Director

Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the new faculty director of the Center for International Development. 

In this message, Khwaja shares his personal journey and explains how it guides his values, research, teaching, and ultimately, his vision for CID. 


2027 Global Growth Projections

Countries that have diversified their production into more complex sectors, like Vietnam and China, are those who will experience the fastest growth in the coming decade. That is the conclusion of the researchers at the Growth Lab who released new growth projections using the latest 2017 trade data. Uganda, Egypt, Myanmar, China, and Vietnam top the list of the fastest-growing economies to 2027, all expected to grow by at least six percent annually.

    How Better Governance Can Improve the Lives of the World’s Poorest People

    In a major shift, the largest numbers of the poorest people aren’t in the poorest countries anymore. Instead, they make up the socioeconomic underclasses in nations that have recently achieved middle-income status. In this HKS Magazine profile, learn how researchers at Evidence for Policy Design and Building State Capability are engaging with national, state, and local officials and helping build capacity to deliver basic services.

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