Evidence for Policy Design (Harvard)
Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard’s Center for International Development is a program that brings together a team of researchers who share a commitment to using analytical tools to answer pressing policy questions and create real social and economic impact. EPoD is built on the conviction that scarce public resources need to be optimized for the benefit of low-income populations through evidence-based policymaking.EPoD’s primary activity is research that utilizes the tools of microeconomics to provide answers to pressing questions of policy design in low-income countries. Current areas of research include education, entrepreneurship, pollution regulation, health, agriculture, governance, tax administration, and access to finance. EPoD also engages in policy dialogues and trains current and future policymakers to utilize analytical tools and frameworks for smart policy design.
EPoD trains students at Harvard and policymakers around the world on the use of microeconomic theory and evidence to design and evaluate policy. Furthermore, EPoD also collaborates with institutions around the world to produce and disseminate cutting-edge research. Their 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.
CERP Project Partnership: Governance Project