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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.

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Faculty and fellows are conducting research projects in 38 countries

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New Possibilities for Cutting Corruption in the Public Sector

Corruption is rife in the public sector of many developing countries, with costs falling heaviest on the poor. However, personality tests, laboratory games, and other new tools from psychology may offer ways to weed out dishonest officials and attract high-quality applicants to government jobs. EPoD's Rema Hanna and Vestal McIntyre review recent research.

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Our Building State Capability team has developed the PDIAtoolkit - designed to guide you through the process of solving complex problems which requires working in teams. We call it a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) kit, where the ‘you’ is a committed team of 4-6 people mobilized to work together to solve a complex problem that cannot be solved by one person.

Mapping Project Reveals New Way to Study Government

An understanding of modern government is limited by a lack of comprehensive, reliable, comparable data. A research collaboration involving Stephen Kosack, Michele Coscia, Evann Smith, Kim Albrecht, Albert-László Barabási, and Ricardo Hausmann generated a new way of empirically mapping the functional structures of governments. The work is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS).

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