Evidence for Policy Design


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 »


Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE)


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 »


Smart Policy Design

We equip students and policymakers from around the world with skills to develop effective systems for incorporating data and evidence into policy design. EPoD is becoming a hub of innovative pedagogy, using digital methods to deliver the tools and insights of economic research to a new generation of leaders and building capacity for real-world impact. More »


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 »


#Understaffed #Underserved


EPoD's interactive diagnostic highlights gaps in India's healthcare system. More »

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