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EPoDx Demonstrations


This is a shortened demonstration course to preview materials taught by the Evidence For Policy Design program at Harvard Kennedy School. The demonstration represents the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) program, which equips policy decision-makers with practical skills and frameworks for effectively applying data and evidence in their work. This demonstration includes excerpts from two of seven units that help policymakers and government officials become better consumers of policy-relevant evidence and more effective commissioners of new evidence. If you are a learner looking to access BCURE content, please visit the Descriptive Evidence and Impact Evaluations online-only editions.

About Evidence for Policy Design

The Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School uses analytical insights, drawn from economics and backed by rigorous evidence, to inform the design and implementation of public policies and programs around the world. To learn more about EPoD, please visit us at and follow @EPoDHarvard on Twitter.


This unit was developed through the EPoD Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence: Data and Evidence for Smart Policy Design (BCURE) project, a multi-year engagement to build technical and institutional capacity to integrate data and research evidence into policy decision making, focusing on South Asia. The development of this unit was funded by UK aid from the UK government; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.