What you'll learn
You will follow the six steps of the Smart Policy Design Implementation (SPDI) process, incorporating economic theory and rigorous evidence at every stage:
IDENTIFY pressing policy problems
DIAGNOSE underlying causes
DESIGN high-potential and feasible policy solutions
IMPLEMENT and monitor proposed solutions on the ground
TEST high-potential solutions with rigorous evaluation
REFINE those solutions based on continuous monitoring and feedback
Leading Smart Policy Design provides practical frameworks for analysis and hands-on experience using a smart, systematic, and collaborative approach to theory- and data- driven innovation. Faculty lecturers will present theory and evidence behind policies for building economies in a sustainable, inclusive way.
Participants will also learn the Smart Policy Design and Implementation (SPDI) approach, applying it directly to their most pressing challenges. Developed by experienced researchers and practitioners at Harvard Kennedy School’s Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) research program, the use of this approach has dramatically improved programmatic results in policy settings around the world, including in the United States, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, and Uganda. Now more than ever, using smart approaches that allow for quick, data-informed decisions is a critical step in addressing policy issues around the world.