Vestal McIntyre is the Staff Writer and Communications Specialist at Evidence for Policy Design, where he coordinates, edits, and helps produce non-academic writing about EPoD's work, and oversees our social media and online presence. In the past he has written and edited for groups at MIT, Princeton, and Paris School of Economics, and taught creative writing at University of Northampton in the UK. As a fiction writer, he is the author of the story collection You Are Not the One and the novel Lake Overturn, which was named Editors’ Choice by the New York Time Book Review, a Washington Post Best Book of 2009, and won the Grub Street National Book Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Vestal holds a BA in English from Tufts University.
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The HKS Assistant Professor and EPoD Faculty Affiliate describes his projects with governments in Africa.
Personality tests are a surprisingly effective screening tool to select less corrupt people into public service.
Determining risk is a hurdle for financial inclusion practitioners, as well as a barrier for micro-businesses looking to expand.
An attendance-monitoring intervention in schools reduced absenteeism, but the impact on health care workers was limited.
Global aid risks neglecting hundreds of millions in poverty who live in countries that are becoming relatively rich.