Smart Policy Design
Approaching Policy Formulation & Implementation as a Design Challenge
EPoD Smart Policy Design

Identify pressing policy problems
Diagnose underlying causes
Design feasible policy solutions based on theory & evidence
Implement and Test solutions with rigorous evaluation
Refine solutions with continuous monitoring & feedback

 

Policy Research Engagements

Our affiliates are engaged with public and private in-country partners to design and test policies that improve the lives of the poor. more >

Teaching Smart Policy Design

We teach the Smart Policy Design process and impact evaluation to policymakers, practitioners, and Harvard students. more >

EPoD Publications

EPoD faculty have published in academic journals, contributing knowledge to school reform, health policy, gender quotas and the environment. more >

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in EPoD: as in-country partner, research fellow, visiting scholar, or donor. more >

News

As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer?

As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer?

July 24, 2014

By Shankar Vedantam, NPR.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: And we are approaching the end of Ramadan, the holy month where Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. The fact that hundreds of millions of people around the world go without food all day has drawn the attention of another group of people - social scientists. To learn what they discovered, our David Greene sat down with NPR's social science correspondent, Shankar Vedantam. DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: OK, Shankar, so explain to us exactly what social scientists were studying here.

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