Evidence for Policy Design

OUR RESEARCH

Policy Research Engagements

Our Research

Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School works to improve citizen wellbeing around the world by designing and enabling better policy. We conduct research with policymakers – frequently at scale – to build a direct road to impact. More »

FEATURED PROGRAM

Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE)

A BCURE pilot project sheds light on why skills training programs – which have the potential to raise incomes among India’s rural poor – have shown such low takeup.

Click here to read related coverage in the New York Times.
Click here to read more details on statistics from EPoD’s research on potential participants’ motivations.
Click here to read a BCURE case study on how skilling and gender norms interact in India and Pakistan.

FEATURED PROGRAM

BCURE's ILEAD Course

ILEAD

On August 3-5, EPoD and the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) led the inaugural Innovative Leadership in the Age of Data (ILEAD) training course for senior Pakistani leaders across a variety of sectors. Part of the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence program (BCURE), the course focused on enabling organizational change through building a culture of data-driven innovation. More »

PUBLICATIONS

Improving Infrastructure Provision

A paper by Rohini Pande (PhD candidate Joey Neggers is among its co-authors) asks whether e-procurement might mitigate the effects of personal interaction with potentially corrupt officials in India and Indonesia. It was recently published in the American Economic Journal. Go to the article »

EPOD IN THE NEWS

Tests of Character

Former EPoD program Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) explores new kinds of credit data. More »

More News

After the hajj... The Guardian, Sept. 14
#Understaffed, #Underserved... IndiaSpend, Sept. 7
Working 'Smart' in Saudi Arabia...
 Mosaic Newsletter, Aug. 24
Go to the news page »

EPoD on Twitter

Home - EPoD Twitter Feed