Evidence for Policy Design

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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 »

FEATURED PROGRAM

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.

 

 

FEATURED PROGRAM

Interview with Dan Levy

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A Harvard-based group is using a new blended-learning model to enable civil servants to use evidence. The ultimate goal is better government for citizens. EPoD's Charlotte Tuminelli interviews EPoD faculty affiliate, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and Faculty Chair of the Kennedy School's SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence) Initiative, Dan Levy.
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PUBLICATIONS

Improving Infrastructure Provision

A paper by Rohini Pande (co-authors Sharon Barnhardt and Erica Field) finds negligible long-run economic value of an expensive housing lottery public program in urban India. It is published in January 2017 issue of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
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More Publications
Research and Impacts of Digital Financial Services. Working paper, September 2016.

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EPOD IN THE NEWS

The 3 barriers for policymakers to use evidence

Barriers

Researchers produce evidence to inform policy. Can policymakers use it? Our BCURE findings provide insight. More »

More News
Financial inclusion: Concepts, issues, and policies for India... I4I, August 17
Why Indian workplaces are losing women... IndiaSpend, August 5
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