Policy Research Engagements
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)
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.
EPoD HRDF Symposium
On October 25, 2016, Evidence for Policy Design, in coordination with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD+) of Saudi Arabia, hosted a research symposium on Evidence Based Policy for the Saudi Labor Market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read more about the event here »
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 »
Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Transfers. Working paper, July 2016.