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What works? A new way to bring more evidence to development

July 31, 2017

Evidence for Policy Design, a program at Harvard University, is taking a different approach to the challenge of external validity. EPoD brings researchers and policymakers together in a smart policy design methodology that works to identify the policy problem, diagnose the causal factors, design policy innovations, implement and test those designs, and then refine them in a partnership focused on continuous policy improvement.

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Implementation ups and downs: Monitoring attendance to improve public services for the poor in India

July 14, 2017

An attendance-monitoring intervention in schools reduced absenteeism, but the impact on health care workers was limited. Rema Hanna and Vestal McIntyre of EPoD explain Professor Hanna's tested out systems that used monitoring innovations to try to improve attendance among workers in India, and the results they found.

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