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

Date: 

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

Location: 

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.

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:10 Introduction - Moderator

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

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

12:50 – 13:30 Q&A Panel – Challenges of evidence-based Policy Making

Organized by the HKS Center for International Development and the Latin American Caucus, and co-sponsored by DRCLAS

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