Using and Generating Evidence for Policy-Making: Security interventions in Bogota City


Friday, April 6, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Harvard Kennedy School

To better understand which security policies are most effective, the Mayor’s office of Bogota is testing and evaluating several policies, from “hotspot” policing to “broken windows” interventions. Join Daniel Mejia, current Secretary of Security and former Professor at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and Christopher Blattman, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, to discuss the challenges, the learnings and the opportunities from a policy-making perspective.


12:00 – 12:10pm Introduction - Moderator

12:10 – 12:30pm Background on Security in Bogota – Daniel Mejia

12:30 – 12:50pm Interventions tested, theory and results – Chris Blattman

12:50 – 1:30pm Q&A Panel – Challenges of evidence-based Policy Making

Presented in collaboration with the HKS Center for International Development and the Latin American Caucus