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Center for International Development

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The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is a university-wide center that works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. The CID is Harvard’s leading research hub focusing on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing countries. Our ongoing mission is to apply knowledge to and revolutionize the world of development practice. In order to effectively address the world’s most intractable problems, CID seeks to bridge the gaps between disciplines. By convening Harvard’s leading experts and engaging colleagues throughout the world, CID pursues the science of explaining the sources of and remedies for entrenched global poverty, and the political and environmental circumstances that surround it. As a University-wide research center, CID draws upon faculty, staff, and researchers from the Kennedy School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Health, Medical School, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Design, Law School, and Business School. Though housed at the Kennedy School, connections with all of these schools positions CID to engage directly with governments and to access policy makers to effect good policy decisions and increase prosperity in all regions...

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