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CID Ranked One of World’s Best Think Tanks

February 3, 2017

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For the second consecutive year, the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University has been named the 2nd best university think tank in the world by UPenn's 2016 Think Tank Index.

The Index – produced annually by The Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute – considers six thousand organizations globally. More than 2,500 university faculty and administrators, journalists, policymakers, think tank scholars, executives and donors contribute to the process. Quality of leadership, staff and research, along with impact on policymakers are some of the ranking criteria.... Read more about CID Ranked One of World’s Best Think Tanks

EDB collaborating with Harvard Center for International Development to boost exports

January 17, 2017

DailyFT

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is collaborating with the Harvard Center for International Development on a project to identify and rapidly catalyse new or emerging export sectors and enlarge Sri Lanka’s export basket. 

The initiative is being held under the guidance of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and the Board of Investment (BOI).  

On the request of State Minister of International Trade, Sujeewa Senasinghe, last week a meeting with Prof....

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Sri Lanka needs economic knowhow

January 11, 2017

Ricardo Hausmann, Growth Lab research - Daily News

Professor Ricardo Hausmann of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government delivered a lecture entitled “Increasing your chances of success while leaving your comfort zone: adapting Sri Lanka’s growth model to new constraints,” yesterday at BMICH.

Hausmann, who runs the Kennedy School’s Center for International Development, and his team have been studying Sri Lanka’s economy for the past year. His lecture spanned over two hours and covered the country’s current economic shortcomings and its paths to increased...

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Newsletter: Utilizing Data & Evidence; 5 Years of PDIA; and Challenges to Sustained Growth in Panama

December 16, 2016

CID has published its December Newsletter. Did you know...

  • Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) is implementing a comprehensive capacity-building program to increase the use of rigorous data and research evidence by policymakers in South Asian countries. The initiative is carried out in six high-potential 'proof of concept' pilot projects.
     
  • Panama has been one of the fastest growing economies over the past decade, but there are challenges ahead related to sustainability and inclusiveness. The Growth Lab launched a research initiative aimed at...
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Economists Top 100: From Paul Krugman to Michael Porter, These Are the Most Influential Economists in the World

December 16, 2016

Ricardo Hausmann ranks 22nd in Richtopia List

Whether you’re a would-be Economist or have spent decades being one. You could be worse-off than to read the short biographies of Economists who’ve been through the journey before.

So we’ve compiled a list from top Economists. It’s a list of influential people at effectively marketing businesses and being pro-active, particularly in the social media sphere.

Our Economists list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe. We take into account...

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The Nexus between Diaspora and Socio-Economic Development

December 2, 2016

By Ermal Frasheri

On the eve of the Diaspora Summit in Albania, I gave an interview on the morning show 7pa5 at VizionPlus TV where I discussed the nexus between diaspora and socio-economic development. This is the first Diaspora Summit in Albania, and there is a lot of expectation and good will to turn it into a regular event where the energy of a diaspora could be harnessed to transform Albania.

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Exploring the Uncharted Export

November 30, 2016

Michele Coscia

Exporting goods is great for countries: it is a way to attract foreign currency. Exports are also fairly easy to analyze, since they are put in big crates and physically shipped through borders, where they are usually triple checked*. However, there is another way to attract foreign currency that escapes this analytical convenience. And it is a huge one. Tourism. When tourists get inside your country, you are effectively exporting something: anything that they buy. Finding out exactly what and how much you’re exporting is tricky. Some things are easy:...

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The failure of the Misiones on poverty reduction

November 14, 2016

José Ramón Morales, Douglas Barrios - Caracas Chronicles

Social policy planners in Venezuela today are like field doctors in a war zone: if they actually stopped to register emotionally the devastation all around them, they’d never be able to get any work done. Today, Venezuela is undergoing the most brutally painful economic and social calamities probably since the Federal War. Sitting around feeling horrible about it, though, is not a luxury policy planners can afford.

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