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Scholarly Publications

NNPC and Nigeria's Oil Patronage Ecosystem

September 2010

Nigeria depends heavily on oil and gas, with hydrocarbon activities providing around 65 percent of total government revenue and 95 percent of export revenues.  While Nigeria supplies some LNG to...

Agricultural Lives of the Poor

December 2009

This paper presents data from six of the first countries incorporated into the Agricultural Lives of the Poor project: Ghana, Guatemala, India, Malawi, Uganda, and Vietnam.  Datasets were selected...

"The World Bank Made Me Do It?" International Factors and Ghana's Transition to Democracy

May 2008

Ghana is widely regarded as a signal success story in the African “wave” of democratizations of the 1990s.

Other Publications

Choosing China: Ghana's $3 Billion Loan Decision

April 2016

This case examines the decision process concerning the 2011 $3 billion loan proposal from the China Development Bank (CDB) to the Government of Ghana.

The Effects of Power Sector Reform on Energy Services for the Poor

December 2005

This report examines the connections, if any, between efforts to enhance development through electrification of the world's poorest households with the parallel efforts to introduce market forces...

News

CDDRL honors student recognized for outstanding thesis

June 2014

CDDRL undergraduate honors student, Belinda Tang, received the David M. Kennedy Prize for her research on quota systems for women in local governments in Lesotho.

Stanford launches university-wide Global Development and Poverty Research Initiative

February 2014

The initiative recognizes that the complex challenges faced by the poor in developing economies are multifaceted and require the engagement of experts from a variety of academic disciplines.

Welcoming the class of 2014 undergraduate honors students

July 2013

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2014 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

Events

Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Palm Oil Production – Research in Progress

September 27, 2016

The Global Development and Poverty Initiative Seminar Series kicks off the 2016 school year with a presentation of one of its most exciting and timely capacity-building projects, "Poverty...

The Geography of Governance: Evidence from Slums, Satellites and Foreign Aid

April 24, 2014

Abstract: It is almost too obvious to state, but access to public services and the nature of governance varies hugely within countries, regions and cities.

Election Observers and Electoral Quality: The (Sometimes Unintended) Effects of Election Observation

February 20, 2014

Abstract: Election observation is central to democracy promotion efforts around the world, yet relatively little is known about observers' effects on electoral quality.  Do election observers deter...

Projects

Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Palm Oil Production

This project focuses on private and public sector strategies for promoting sustainable palm oil, with sustainability defined by environmental, social, and economic objectives.
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Quality of Democracy Project

As democracy has spread over the past three decades to a majority of the world's states, analytic attention has turned increasingly from explaining regime transitions to evaluating and explaining...
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People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics