The Executive Education Program at Harvard Kennedy School brings together experienced professionals, a world-class faculty and a dynamic curriculum to address some of the most perplexing issues in governance and leadership today. CID-affiliated faculty play a critical role in these programs by disseminating their research findings thereby exposing leaders to cutting-edge solutions to some of the most challenging development problems.
Below is a list of courses that are led by CID-affiliated faculty:
Comparative Tax Policy and Administration
Faculty: Jay Rosengard
The Comparative Tax Policy and Administration executive program provides you with the insights and tools to deal with this complex dynamic. Together with tax professionals from a range of sectors, you will deepen your knowledge of the latest approaches and tackle the most difficult topics in the design and implementation of tax systems from a strategic and tactical perspective. This on-campus program explores which elements of taxation work best in addressing particular challenges. The curriculum stresses the importance of context and capacity in tax policy and administration rather than a unitary “best practice” model of taxation.
Evidence for Equity
Faculty: Zoe Marks, Teddy Svoronos
Evidence for Equity is a one-week live online executive program created by Harvard faculty co-chairs Zoe Marks and Teddy Svoronos to enable you to engage in data-driven, evidence-based policymaking through an equity lens. Alongside a global cohort, you will gain the skills needed for diagnosing and analyzing inequalities, and tackling and transforming them to achieve more inclusive and effective policy outcomes.
Implementing Public Policy
Faculty: Matt Andrews
Are you a public policymaker frustrated with the limited impact of your government’s policies? Do you see many policy ideas starting out with promise but ending up incomplete or ineffectively implemented? Are you trying to improve implementation? If so, you are not alone. Implementing Public Policy is designed to equip policymakers around the world with both the skills to analyze policies, as well as the field-tested tools and tactics to successfully implement them. The program is new, innovative, and practical. It builds on the traditional executive education program experience through a seven-month engagement that blends online, on-campus, and applied action learning.
Infrastructure in a Market Economy
Faculty: Akash Deep
Infrastructure in a Market Economy will help senior decision-makers like you address critical questions about public-private partnerships in infrastructure. The program will show how collaboration between the two sectors can lead to successful outcomes. Bringing together senior-level officials from the public, corporate and nonprofit sectors, this intensive two-week on campus program examines lessons learned and best practices from public-private infrastructure development projects around the world.
Leading Economic Growth
Faculty: Ricardo Hausmann, Matt Andrews
This program offers a new approach to economic growth that focuses on expanding a country’s set of productive capabilities and expressing them in a more diverse and complex set of products. Contrary to a commonly held belief, as countries become more developed, their citizens and firms specialize, but the national, regional, and metropolitan economies actually diversify. The opportunities for diversification are strongly affected by the initial set of productive capabilities, which makes each situation different. This Executive Education Program provides participants with critical tools to identify new activities that can most easily be developed successfully in a specific economy.
Leading Green Growth: Economic Strategies for a Low-Carbon World
Faculty: Ricardo Hausmann, Daniel Schrag
In Leading Green Growth, you will gather with peers from around the world to analyze what the global energy transition to a low-carbon future means for you. This one-week on-campus program will discuss the emerging green technologies that are reshaping the economic landscape. The program examines the key drivers of project success in green growth including how to lower capital costs and fund a green growth agenda.
Leading Smart Policy Design
Faculty: Rema Hanna
The program teaches the Smart Policy Design and Implementation (SPDI) approach. Developed by experienced researchers and practitioners at Harvard Kennedy School’s Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) research program, the use of this approach has dramatically improved programmatic results in policy settings around the world, including in the United States, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Uganda. Now more than ever, using smart approaches that allow for quick, data-informed decisions is a critical step in addressing issues around the world.
Leading Successful Programs: Using Evidence to Assess Effectiveness
Faculty: Dan Levy
Managers of social programs are under increasing pressure to provide evidence about the effectiveness of their programs, but what constitutes reliable and valid evidence of effectiveness? How should an organization generate evidence about the effectiveness of social programs? What data should organizations collect, and how should managers use that data? How does one assess and apply evidence that others have generated about what works? Answering these questions can help managers lead their organizations to design and implement more effective social programs. This Executive Education program addresses the challenges that managers face in identifying useful strategies for assessing and improving social program effectiveness.