EPoD collaborates with institutions around the world to produce and disseminate cutting-edge research. A principal strategy is to partner with central and state governments, multilateral institutions such as USAID and DFID, and private and civil society organizations in low-income countries. These activities provide clear channels for translating research into input for policy decisions. We also work closely with a broader network of partner research organizations that conduct rigorous empirical research to answer public policy questions.

Partnering Organizations


Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

> Cambridge, MA
> website

J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence and research is translated into action.

National Bureau of Economic Research

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

> Cambridge, MA
> website

NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research in a scientific manner, and without policy recommendations.


Institute for Financial Management and Research, Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development (IFMR LEAD)

> Chennai, India
> website

IFMR LEAD is focused on improving the delivery of public goods that contribute to inclusive social and economic opportunity in India.

Duke Development Lab

Duke Development Lab

> Durham, North Carolina
> website

Duke’s Development Lab employs scientific techniques in the rigorous evaluation of policy and the training of tomorrow’s thought leaders in development economics.

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

> New Haven, Connecticut
> website
IPA applies rigorous techniques to develop, test and scale up proven solutions to real-world problems faced by the poor in developing countries.


Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)

> Lahore, Pakistan
> website
CERP's strategic objective is to help catalyze international quality economic research on Pakistan and inform policy and practice in the country.


International Growth Center (IGC)

> Oxford, United Kingdom
> website
IGC aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.



Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)

> Chicago, Illinois
> website
EPIC  is an interdisciplinary research and training institute within the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy that focuses on the economic and social consequences of energy policies.

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

> Washington, DC
> website
3ie is an international grant-making NGO promoting evidence-informed development policies and programmes.