Dan Levy, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, teaches courses in quantitative methods, policy analysis, and program evaluation at the Harvard Kennedy School. His professional responsibilities fall into 4 areas: Research, Teaching, Administration, and Consulting.
His research focuses on evaluating programs aimed at improving outcomes in various areas including education, health, and welfare. He currently serves as co-principal investigator of Transparency for Development (T4D), a project consisting in the design and mixed-methods evaluation of interventions aimed at improving transparency and accountability in delivery of health services in developing countries. He directed impact evaluations of girl-friendly school construction programs in Burkina Faso and Niger, and was involved in the evaluation of a conditional cash transfer program in Jamaica, and a technical assistance project to Mexico's Social Development Ministry (Sedesol). More details here.
His teaching focuses on quantitative methods and policy analysis applied to public policy. He is very passionate about effective teaching, and has been involved in projects aimed at leveraging technology and evidence to improve student outcomes, including blended learning and Teachly. He oversaw the training component of BCURE, a project that involves training policymakers in better using evidence through a combination of online and in-person sessions. He also serves as the faculty co-chair of a week-long executive education program titled "Using Evidence to Improve Policy and Programs" aimed primarily at professionals involved in designing, implementing and/or funding social programs. More details here.
On the administrative side, he currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Kennedy School’s Online Education Initiative, and previously served as the Faculty Chair of the Kennedy School’s Strengthening Teaching and Learning Excellence (SLATE) Initiative, and as the Faculty Chair of MPA programs. More details here.
He has consulted with numerous institutions, including Mathematica Policy Research, Fundacion Bancaria “la Caixa” (Spain), the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, and The World Bank. More details here.