Podcasts

The Building State Capability (BSC) program at Harvard's Center for International Development (CID) researches strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organizations to implement policies and programs. Our podcasts feature interviews on new research by our Faculty and Associates, the PDIA in Practice series, audible research papers, event recordings, and insights on strategic leadership and crises response.

Leading Through Crisis series
Leading Through Crisis - 13 episodes
Governments are most important in times of public crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. This podcast series offers ideas for leaders questioning how they can help and what kind of leadership is required in crises. 

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4P Model for Strategic Leadership - 4 episodes
The 4P Model for Strategic Leadership is a purposeful, intentional reflection on the four domains that are most important for great leadership: Perception, Process, People and Projection.

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Audio Policy Papers - 2 episodes
The Audio Policy Paper podcast series feature audible versions of our academic papers, allowing our research to be more accessible to a global audience.

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PDIA in Practice - 12 episodes
The PDIA in Practice series walks you through the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) approach to solving complex development problems, a framework used by over 1,500 development practitioners in 90 countries.

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Building State Capability - 10 episodes
The BSC Podcast series utilizes research from our Faculty and Associates to provide strategies and tactics to build the capability of public organizations to implement policies and programs.