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Policy Innovation through Experimentation (for Development): Drawing on Lessons from Public Policy in China and the Chilean Government

This event featured two case studies on policy innovation through experimentation (for development). David Yang, Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Slaven Razmilic Burgos, Head of Evaluation and Transparency Division at the Budget Office of Chile, presented lessons from research in China and the institutionalization of evidence generation in the Chilean Budget Office. They were also joined by Leah Rosenzweig, Director at the Development Innovation Lab, for an in-depth conversation of their work.

This event was part of the Development Innovation Lab’s (DIL) Innovation and Development Week on April 25 – 30, 2022, hosted by the Development Economics Center to inaugurate DIL. The week consisted of events focused on both development economic research and innovative solutions that address challenges faced in low- and lower-middle-income countries. For more visit

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