Evidence for Policy Design practices and teaches the methods of: Smart Policy Design

  • Identifying problems and their underlying causal factors
  • Designing policy solutions based on theory and evidence
  • Testing solutions through rigorous evaluation
  • Refining policy design through monitoring and 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 Design

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

EPoD Publications

Economic journals have published EPoD papers on subjects from school reform to gender quotas. more>

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Acceleration is forecast for spending on health

Acceleration is forecast for spending on health

April 23, 2014

By Eduardo Porter, The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Standing before a roomful of economists, policy makers and health care experts earlier this month, Amitabh Chandra, director of Health Policy Research at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, closed a presentation about the slowdown in health care spending over the last decade by citing an article in The New York Times.

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