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Incredible progress has been made throughout the world in recent years. However, globalization has failed to deliver on its promises. As problems like unequal access to education and healthcare, environmental degradation, and stretched finances persist, we must continue building on decades of transformative development work.

The Center for International Development (CID) is a university-wide center based at the Harvard Kennedy School that seeks to solve these pressing development problems—and many more.

At CID, we believe leveraging global talent is the key to enabling development for all. We teach to build capacity, conduct research that guides development policy, and convene talent to advance ideas for a thriving world. Addressing today’s challenges to international development also requires bridging academic expertise with practitioner experience. Through collaborative, in-country partnerships, CID’s research programs, faculty, and students deploy an analytical framework and context-dependent approaches to tackle development problems from all angles, in every region of the globe.

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Incredible progress has been made throughout the world in recent years. However, globalization has failed to deliver on its promises. As problems like unequal access to education and healthcare, environmental degradation, and stretched finances persist, we must continue building on decades of transformative development work.

The Center for International Development (CID) is a university-wide center based at the Harvard Kennedy School that seeks to solve these pressing development problems—and many more.

At CID, we believe leveraging global talent is the key to enabling development for all. We teach to build capacity, conduct research that guides development policy, and convene talent to advance ideas for a thriving world. Addressing today’s challenges to international development also requires bridging academic expertise with practitioner experience. Through collaborative, in-country partnerships, CID’s research programs, faculty, and students deploy an analytical framework and context-dependent approaches to tackle development problems from all angles, in every region of the globe.

    The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World

    The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World

    This podcast was originally recorded on October 7, 2022, for the CID Speaker Series featuring Séverine Autesserre, Author and Professor and Chair of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Séverine continued the conversation with CID Student Ambassador, Aining Liang, after an appearance at the CID Speaker Series event.

    Séverine's latest book "The Frontlines of Peace" tells the stories of the ordinary yet extraordinary individuals and communities that have found effective ways to confront violence. Drawing on 20 years of work in peacebuilding, including in-depth research in 12 conflict zones around the world as well as comparisons with social initiatives in North America and Europe, Séverine shows that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances, with the help of the most unlikely heroes. The Frontlines of Peace opens our eyes to the well-intentioned but systematically flawed peace industry, shedding light on how typical aid interventions have been getting it wrong, and—more importantly—how a few of them have been getting it right.

    • 18 min
    Bringing Development Strategy Back In: New Insights from China, South Korea, and Singapore

    Bringing Development Strategy Back In: New Insights from China, South Korea, and Singapore

    This podcast was originally recorded on September 23, 2022, for the CID Speaker Series featuring Karim Sarhan, Research Fellow at Harvard's Center for International Development and Partner at Sharkawy & Sarhan Law Firm. Karim continued the conversation with CID Student Ambassador, Kevin Chen, after an appearance at the CID Speaker Series event.

    Karim presents his latest paper with CID, "Bringing Development Strategy Back In: New Insights from China, South Korea, and Singapore." The paper attempts to answer the following question: can countries’ economic success be attributed, even partially, to a well-designed and effectively implemented development strategy? It presents a framework for a “Grand Strategy of Development” as a new conceptual lens for understanding the economic transformation that happened in China, South Korea and Singapore​.

    • 13 min
    Immigration, Innovation, Labor: Insights into the Global Economic Ecosystem

    Immigration, Innovation, Labor: Insights into the Global Economic Ecosystem

    Welcome to the Harvard Center for International Development’s Beyond COVID podcast. This podcast is a series of conversations with CID faculty experts on various key dimensions of COVID response and recovery. Our goal with these conversations, and with CID’s Beyond COVID research initiative, is to make use of lessons learned and capitalize on emergent innovations sparked by the pandemic in order to address losses and reimagine global development in the post-COVID era.

    On June 5, 2022, we were joined by Gordon Hanson, the Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. CID Student Ambassador Eiffy Luo sat down with Gordon to discuss global labor market macro-policy and economic growth post-COVID.

    • 26 min
    The Future of Work and Consequences of COVID Learning Loss

    The Future of Work and Consequences of COVID Learning Loss

    Welcome to the Harvard Center for International Development’s Beyond COVID podcast. This podcast is a series of conversations with CID faculty experts on various key dimensions of COVID response and recovery. Our goal with these conversations, and with CID’s Beyond COVID research initiative, is to make use of lessons learned and capitalize on emergent innovations sparked by the pandemic in order to address losses and reimagine global development in the post-COVID era.

    On April 20, 2022, we were joined by David Deming, Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Professor of Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. CID Student Ambassador Nicah Santos sat down with David to discuss education, job preparedness, and the future of work.

    • 21 min
    Behind the Curve: Can manufacturing still provide inclusive growth?

    Behind the Curve: Can manufacturing still provide inclusive growth?

    This podcast was originally recorded on Friday, April 8, 2022, for the CID Speaker Series featuring Robert Lawrence, Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment at John F. Kennedy School of Government. Robert continued the conversation with CID Student Ambassador, Kevin Chen, after an appearance at the virtual CID Speaker Series event.

    Professor Lawrence discusses the causes and consequences of the diminished role of manufacturing as a driver of economic growth and inclusion in developed and developing countries. The talk explains why the share of manufacturing follows an inverted U-shaped curve as countries develop; considers why that curve has shifted downwards and inwards over time; shows that all developed and many developing countries, even those with large trade surpluses in manufacturing are now on the downward slope of the curve; and evaluates the implications recent industrial policy initiatives in the light of this experience.

    • 18 min
    Ensuring Children are Not Forgotten During COVID Recovery

    Ensuring Children are Not Forgotten During COVID Recovery

    Welcome to the Harvard Center for International Development’s Beyond COVID podcast. This podcast is a series of conversations with CID faculty experts on various key dimensions of COVID response and recovery. Our goal with these conversations, and with CID’s Beyond COVID research initiative, is to make use of lessons learned and capitalize on emergent innovations sparked by the pandemic in order to address losses and reimagine global development in the post-COVID era.

    On March 11, 2022, we were joined by Aisha Yousafzai, Associate Professor of Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. CID Student Ambassador Aqil Merchant sat down with Aisha to discuss early childhood development.

    • 20 min

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Informative and Educational

An excellent podcast with fascinating observations into the world of international development and innovation.

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Please work on audio quality

Great podcast but the presenter is muffled- please sort out the audio!

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