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.

OUR TEACHING

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 »

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

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IndiaSpend

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

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