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Dan Levy
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Office:
79 John F. Kennedy St. Rubenstein Bldg 136
617-496-4281
Assistant: Evan Abramsky

Dan Levy, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Faculty Chair of the Kennedy School's SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence) Initiative, teaches courses in quantitative methods, policy analysis, and program evaluation. He currently serves as co-principal investigator of Transparency for Development (T4D), a project consisting in the design and mixed-methods evaluation of interventions aimed at improving transparency and accountability in delivery of health services in developing countries. He oversees the training component of BCURE, a project that involves training policymakers in better using evidence through a combination of online and in-person sessions. He directed impact evaluations of girl-friendly school construction programs in Burkina Faso and Niger, and was involved in the evaluation of a conditional cash transfer program in Jamaica, and a technical assistance project to Mexico's Social Development Ministry (Sedesol). He received his PhD in Economics from Northwestern University, grew up in Venezuela, and is fluent in Spanish and French. He serves as faculty affiliate of JPAL (MIT), CID, EPoD  and the Ash Center.

He also serves as the faculty co-chair of a week-long executive education program titled "Using Evidence to Improve Policy and Programs" aimed primarily at professionals involved in designing, implementing and/or funding social programs.

Courses

Transparent Engagement

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Outside Professional Activities For Dan Levy

Barna School of Management (Dominican Republic), Consultant and Presenter

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, Advisory Board Member

Fundación Bancaria “la Caixa”(Spain), Consultant and Presenter

Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Presenter

Global Development Network (GDN), Consultant

IESA (Venezuela), Presenter

IESE (Spain), Presenter

JPAL (MIT), Faculty Affiliate

Inter-American Development Bank, Consultant

LASPAU, Presenter

Mathematica Policy Research, Senior Researcher

Turning Technologies, Presenter

Universidad Católica Boliviana, Presenter

Universidad de Los Andés (Chile), Presenter

World Bank, Consultant

World Teach, Advisory Board Member

Contact

Phone: 617-496-4281
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Rubenstein Bldg 136
Assistant: Evan Abramsky

Faculty Expertise

Economic Development
Poverty
Education
Venezuela

HKS Affiliations

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Mailbox: 67
Cambridge, MA 02138