Many of our MPP students point to the Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE)—the MPP capstone requirement—as one of the highlights of their Harvard Kennedy School experience.

You'll understand why when you read the recent award-winning PAEs. Find them listed below:

Scaling the Field Program in Modern Political Campaigns: Investigating Determinants of Capacity in Mobilizing and Organizing
Ben McGuire MPP 2019
Client: Democratic National Committee

Massachusetts’ remaining uninsured: Who they are and how to cover them
Daniel Nelson and Joshua Rushakoff MPP 2019
Client: Massachusetts Connector

Child Protection in Conflict and Post Conflict Regions: A Global Evaluation of the International Rescue Committee's Families Make the Difference Parenting Program
Sophie Feintuch MPP 2018
Client: International Rescue Committee

Medicaid Managed Care in Iowa
Ethan Forsgren MPP 2018
Client: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics & University of Iowa Health Alliance

Realizing the Value of Bonneville Power Administration's Flexible Hydroelectric Assets
Patricia Florescu and Jack Pead MPP 2018
Client: Bonneville Power Administration

Scaling Up Post-Harvest Losses Interventions in Uganda Through Market Forces
Agustin Viola MPP 2017
Client: World Food Programme

Moving Toward Efficiency: A Results-Driven Analysis of Utility-Based Energy Efficiency Policies
Shauna Theel and Andreas Westgaard MPP 2017
Client: Opower, a part of Oracle Utilities

Italy and Startups: Harnessing a Country of Innovators
Luca de Angelis MPP 2017
Client: Prime Minister's Office of the Italian Republic and Ministry of Economic Development of the Italian Republic

Gender Equality in the Mexican Foreign Service
Tania Del Rio MPP 2016
Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

Reducing Pharmaceutical Costs: Opportunities & Challenges for MassHealth
Melissa Quick, Celia Segel, and Paul Trompke MPP 2016
Client: The MassHealth Pharmacy Program

The “Stuck Kids” Problem: Assessment of the Children’s Mental Health System in Massachusetts
Emily Hartmann and Katherine Schiavoni MPP 2015
Client: Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Pre-Kindergarten at Uncommon Schools: Building Blocks for Early Childhood
Angela McPhaul and Paulene Meyers MPP 2015
Client: Uncommon Schools

Transitional Care Models for the Elderly: Exploring Potential for Pay For Success (PFS) Opportunities for Third Sector Capital Partners
Ashley Zlatinov MPP 2015
Client: Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

"If the Drumbeat Changes, the Dance Must Also Change" Using a Gender-Integrated Approach to Enhance Household and Community Resilience to Food Insecurity in the Sahel
Allison Shean MPP 2014
Client: Mercy Corps

Aligned Pathways: Fostering Strategic Business Engagement in Education
Olga Berlinsky MPP 2014
Client: Aligned Pathways

A New Strategy for Reducing the Threat of Dangerous Øday Sales to Global Security and the Economy
Michele Golabek-Goldman MPP 2014
Client: Department of Homeland Security