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)


Under the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) program EPoD is working with the Indian Comptroller and Auditor General to improve how they conduct social audits. CAG recently published Selecting Sampling Methods by EPoD RA Sarah Oberst.  More »


Smart Policy Design 

Our Teaching

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 »


Institutional Corruption and Election Fraud

Michael Calen Michael Callen investigates the relationship between political networks, weak institutions, and election fraud in Afghanistan in his new article in the American Economic Review. Go to the article »


Angela Ambroz

Angela Ambroz

Angela Ambroz is the Senior Research and Training Manager. She's involved in both internal and external trainings (such as EPoD's Executive Education courses and BCURE trainings), as well as data visualization and analytics work for India and Pakistan. She is passionate about scuba diving and coding, speaks Italian and Hindi, and joins EPoD after two years in Tanzania, where she conducted data analysis for a regional civil society organization.  Learn more about the EPoD team »


Our 5 favorite links of the week

A Harvard-built interactive map of African diversity, including world's most ethnically diverse country.    Vox
First in China, now citizens in India are suing the government over air pollution. The Hindu
New Blog series on providing energy to poor and conflict-ridden areas. The IGC
Five factors that affect the gender gap in US Wages. Pay Scale
A round-up of over 150 papers from this year’s Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference. World Bank Development Impact blog


Making Government Work

How EPoD aids 13 nations in solving practical problems. Harvard Gazette Go to the article »

More News

These stoves were supposed to save millions of lives. The Washington Post, Oct 29, 2015.

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