As EPoD’s education and public outreach activity grows, we are documenting our engagements through a variety of media. On this page you can watch interviews and panel discussions, and explore videos and photos from our recent programs.
EPoD's policy dialogues bring together a wide range of stakeholders for mult- directional communication and problem solving on a pressing policy issue, a new model of participatory learning.
Executive Education - Rethinking Financial Inclusion
From February 23rd to the 28th, forty five participants from 29 countries took part in "Rethinking Financial Inclusion: Smart Design for Policy and Practice,” a new week-long Executive Education program at Harvard Kennedy School. The program, developed by EPoD co-directors Rohini Pande and Asim Ijaz Khwaja, focused on frameworks for smart design of financial inclusion products and policies. It featured lectures by Harvard Faculty, field researchers, and financial inclusion experts. Topics included regulatory design, emerging technologies, and big data, and the sessions ranged from lectures and case study discussions to collaborative group work exercises focused on real-world design challenges.
Policy Dialogue on Civil Service Reform in Pakistan
On March 20th and 21st at the National School of Public Policy in Lahore, Pakistan, over 130 participants, including high-ranking civil servants from various departments, academics from Harvard Kennedy School, Pomona College, LSE, MIT and Lahore University of Management Sciences, came together for a two-day dialogue on Civil Service Reform in Pakistan, as part of EPoD’s Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) program. The event promoted researcher and policymaker collaboration by highlighting Asim Kwhaja, Ben Olken and Adnan Khan’s Property Tax Project in the Punjab. Participants then broke off into smaller groups, matching policymakers and researchers on specific reform topics (such as civil servant selection) and sectors (such as education) with leading academics in that field to develop plans for future engagements. View the schedule of events.