CID Director Ricardo Hausmann shares insights into the mission of the Center for International Development at Harvard University and how our three core research programs – The Growth Lab, Evidence for Policy Design and Building State Capabilities - feed into that mission.
Harvard's Center for International Development (CID) hosted its 10th annual Global Empowerment Meeting on April 17-18, 2018.
This year, we explored a few of the catalyzing forces that are shaping the way societies promote cooperation, define policy priorities and tap into global knowhow. Drawing from fields in evolutionary biology to psychology and development economics, the discussions aimed to disentangle how societal identities and a sense of us are formed and how these forces shape policymaking.
Led by Ricardo Hausmann, CID's Growth Lab works to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policymaking in developing countries. The Lab serves as the global hub for Structural Transformation, which places complexity at the center of the development story and uncovers how countries can shift to industries that offer increased productivity.
Over the 2016-2017 academic year, CID will host four high-level discussions exploring the intersections between security, growth, and development in Latin America.
Led by Thomas Abt, Senior Research Fellow at CID, and Joao Manoel Pinho de Mello, Lemann Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the sessions will feature presentations from prominent academics, practitioners, and policymakers.
Session 1: Corruption, Impunity & Development in LatAm Session 2: Transnational Crime: Gangs, Guns, Drugs, and Development in Latin America
We are delighted to announce PDIA: Building Capability by Delivering Results, a free two-part experiential online course that will provide you with the necessary frameworks and tools that you need to do PDIA (Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation) in your context.
The first part will be offered from November 8-December 20, 2015 and will include video lectures, reading lists, assignments, reflection exercises as well as peer interaction. We estimate that the effort required will be between 3-5 hours a week. While this course is online, we hope that people in countries and organizations will take this course together as a team. We will issue certificates to those who complete the course. Only those who complete Part I will be eligible to take Part II of the course which will be offered in early 2016. Enrollment is limited. If you are interested, please register here: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cDc56YoUPHn....
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.
By explicitly considering the objectives and constraints of policy actors, we aim to gain a fuller understanding of how to effectively achieve desired development outcomes.
We inform public policy by working alongside policymakers to design and test interventions that will maximize the reach of public resources and more effectively deliver services to the poor.
EPoD's cutting-edge research is identifying how policy design can best leverage policymaker and researcher insights to enable sustainable development.
CID's invitation-only event brings together international policymakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, heads of foundations, multilaterals and development experts to discuss pioneering ideas to generate stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity. This year, we focused on how moral foundations and societal identities are formed and address how these forces shape policymaking in today's development agenda