More than 20 faculty members at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) teach and conduct research in the field of international development and growth, working on key policy questions ranging from financial inclusion to trade policy in approximately 70 countries—from Afghanistan to Zambia. 

Center for International Development has 21 faculty working in development

Our faculty teach in the MPA/ID, MPA, MC/MPA, and MPP degree programs, and lead several HKS Executive Education programs. Three research programs are specifically designed to prepare students and glean important insights into important global development questions. Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) aims to unite research and practice for smart policy design in developing and emerging nations.  The Growth Lab at the Center for International Development (CID) works to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policy-making.  Building State Capacity researches new strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organizations to execute and implement. 

The graphic above displays the countries in which our researchers are working, and the words displayed below show the wide variety of research fields in which our development faculty are engaged.

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