The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is a university-wide centre 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. The Centre sees its ongoing mission as applying knowledge to and revolutionizing the world of development practice.
Its primary activities and programs seek to:
- Change the way in which growth strategies are conceived, designed, and implemented
- Reinvent development policy to facilitate countries’ move to higher productivity activities
- Extend markets to the underserved and empower the disenfranchised
- Improve service delivery in education, health, and other social services
- Design institutions, policies and practices that promote sustainable development which meet human needs while conserving the earth’s life support systems.