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 March 7th, EPoD held a gender dialogue in Delhi called Shrinking Shakti. In collaboration with ThePrint and IFMR LEAD as part of the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence program (BCURE), the dialogue featured panelists from both the public and private sectors of Indian and international organizations. 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 »



The long, surprising history of American female presidents. More »

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