Center for International Development

Entrepreneurial Finance Lab Research Initiative

EFL first pioneered psychometric credit scoring through research at the Harvard Center for International Development. We now work with leading financial institutions across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Through our partnerships we enable lenders to safely approve more people globally.

Sustainability Science Program

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Center for International Development seeks to advance basic understanding of the dynamics of human-environment systems; to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of practical interventions that promote sustainability in particular places and contexts; and to improve linkages between relevant research and innovation communities on the one hand, and relevant policy and management communities on the other.

Growth Lab at CID

Building on recent advances made by the so-called new growth theories, and by the empirical studies spurred by these theories, the Growth Lab will draw from its academic research and from its country-specific activities to further understand what social and economic processes determine the speed of productivity improvements and technology adoption, and how these differ depending upon the institutional environment of a society and its level of technological or financial development; how to identify in practical settings the most important constraints on growth when many aspects of an economy

CID Summer Internship Fund

The Center awards two types of modest grants on a competitive basis to first year students who undertake summer internships on development projects.

Fellowships in Sustainability Science

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for International Development offers doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellowships in Sustainability Science. It seeks to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development.

Faculty Grants in Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science Grants are intended to seed new research related to the core concerns of "sustainability science," an emerging field of use-inspired research seeking to advance understanding of the interactions between human and environmental systems, and to apply such understanding to sustainability challenges relating to advancing human well-being and alleviating poverty in ways that simultaneously conserve the earth's life support systems.

Center for International Development

The mission of the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is to advance human well-being and social progress in the developing world by expanding the understanding of development challenges and offering viable solutions to problems of global poverty.

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