Faculty, fellows, and students at the Center for International Development regularly publish research in a wide range of academic and policy venues.

These include working papers in either our faculty or fellows CID Working Paper series, books, book chapters, articles in top peer-reviewed journals, policy pieces, op-eds in news outlets, reports, and conference papers.

We've highlighted some of our latest releases. See the navigation to the left for complete listings of all our publications.


Functional Structures of US State Governments

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).

Video: Research team interview


Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action

This book by Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock uses data to identify failures in efforts to build state capability in development, employs theory to explain why these failures are common and likely to persist - keeping countries in capability traps - and builds on applied experience to offer a new approach to build state capability more effectively. 

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