Committed to advancing inclusive growth and prosperity

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Researching new strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organizations to implement policies and programs.

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The Growth Lab works to understand the dynamics of growth and to translate those insights into more effective policymaking in developing countries. We place increased economic diversity and complexity at the center of the development story and uncovers how countries move into industries that offer increased productivity.

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Conducting research with policymakers – frequently at scale – to build a direct road to impact.




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Faculty and fellows are conducting research projects in 32 countries


Michael Kremer Awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

The Center for International Development is thrilled to offer its sincerest congratulations to our colleague and CID Faculty Advisory Council member, Michael Kremer, who along with our dear MIT colleagues Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics.

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A Message from the Director

Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the new faculty director of the Center for International Development. 

In this message, Khwaja shares his personal journey and explains how it guides his values, research, teaching, and ultimately, his vision for CID. 


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