Policy Research Engagements

Our Research

EPoD works with in-country partners to bring data and economic insights to the design and implementation of public policies and programs around the world. We conduct research with policymakers – frequently at scale – to build a direct road to impact. More »


Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE)


Under the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) program EPoD is working with the Indian Comptroller and Auditor General to improve how they conduct social audits. CAG recently published Selecting Sampling Methods by EPoD RA Sarah Oberst.  More »


EPoD Agriculture Fellowship

EPoD, Duke and IFMR Lead in India have selected two graduate researchers from South Africa for our Agricultural Technology Adoption and Policy Research Doctoral Fellowship to share knowledge from our study in India. More »


Smart Policy Design 

Our Teaching

EPoD faculty build capacity for Smart Policy Design & Implementation and teach the analytical skills necessary for data-driven and evidence-informed policy through Harvard executive education and advanced-degree programs, and in-country policy dialogues and workshops.  More »


Where governments are failing to provide a decent education, the private sector is stepping in

Asim Khwaja and co-authors’ research shows why choosing a private school can be a rational choice, but have a limited effect on overall results.  Go to the article »

More News

Data poverty makes it harder to fix real poverty. The Washington Post, July 20, 2015.
Counting Ramadan: The Economics of ReligionForeign Affairs, July 14, 2015.

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Training Senior Civil Servants

On July 1, 2015 EPoD Co-Director Asim Khwaja led a workshop at the National School of Public Policy in Lahore, Pakistan on systematic approaches to policymaking. The training was held as part of our Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence Program. More »


Institutional Corruption and Election Fraud

Michael Calen Michael Callen investigates the relationship between political networks, weak institutions, and election fraud in Afghanistan in his new article in the American Economic Review. Go to the article »


Veronique Corrdin

Veronique Corrdin

Veronique Corrdin is the Senior Grants and Administrative manager for EPoD where she manages the complex funding streams that support EPoD in addition to being the primary fiscal contact.