Global citizens and governments grapple with critical research questions driven by widening gaps in income, education, healthcare, and clean environments between rich and poor countries. The Center for International Development actively seeks and applies answers to these questions, serving as a research hub advancing understanding of global development challenges.


Building State Capability

Empowering people to find context appropriate solutions to their problems, thus improving the implementation of their policies and programs. 


Global Education and Research: Unlocking Potential (GEAR:UP)

Transforming education systems and developing personalized learning journeys at scale.


Evidence for Policy Design

Improving lives by designing, testing and enabling better policy in developing countries.


Growth Lab

Conducting innovative research on economic growth and development policies to foster inclusive prosperity. 


Reimagining the Economy

Producing scholarship that helps reshape economic narratives.


Social Protection Initiative

Researching change and empowering global impact with social protection.

The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University launches programs and projects on an ongoing basis—all with the goal of advancing the understanding of development challenges and offering viable solutions.