Policy Research Engagements

Our Research

EPoD works with in-country partners to bring data and economic insights to the design and implementation of public policies and programs around the world. 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

EPoD faculty build capacity for Smart Policy Design & Implementation and teach the analytical skills necessary for data-driven and evidence-informed policy through Harvard executive education and advanced-degree programs, and in-country policy dialogues and workshops.  More »


The Power of Training Women With A Friend

Rohini Pande's research on how peer effects can catalyze female entrepreneurship in India was recently published in the American Economic Journal. Women trained with a friend were more likely to have taken out business loans, were less likely to be housewives, and reported increased business activity and higher household income. Go to the article »

More Publications

Self-Targeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia. Journal of Political Economy, April 2016.

Female Mobility in India

One factor in India's low female labor force participation: women can't get to work. More »

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