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International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Scholarly Publications

Improving environmental practices in agricultural supply chains: The role of company-led standards

December 2017

Food retailers and manufacturers are increasingly committing to address agricultural sustainability issues in their supply chains.

Oil palm expansion in Cameroon: Insights into sustainability opportunities and challenges in Africa

November 2017

Oil palm production expanded 1.2 million hectares in sub-Saharan Africa since 1990, with expansion accelerating in several heavily forested countries since 2000.

Mortality In Rural China Declined As Health Insurance Coverage Increased, But No Evidence The Two Are Linked

September 2017

Health insurance holds the promise of improving population health and survival and protecting people from catastrophic health spending.

Other Publications

Left Behind in the Brexit Capital?

October 2017

"Here's what the end of globalization looks like," a headline in Business Insider thundered at the end of 2016 before laying out a doom-and-gloom scenario in the wake of the Trans-Pacific...

'Locked-In' to China: The Colombo Port City Project

October 2017

This case looks at the predicament of a small nation burdened by Chinese debt, accumulated by infrastructure projects under the aegis of China’s One Belt One Road initiative.

The North Korean Missile Test Pushes Xi and Putin Closer

July 2017

The most dangerous impact of North Korea’s long-range missile test this past week may not have been the one in the Sea of Japan, felt in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

News

Family planning programs in low-income countries appear to keep young girls in school longer

December 2017

Family planning programs in developing countries that offer contraceptives and reproductive health advice apparently do more than prevent pregnancies — they can keep girls in primary school for up...

Feeding Africa and the World in the 21st Century

December 2017

Food security experts from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) gathered to discuss transforming food production in Africa at Stanford on Nov. 29.

SCPKU World Leaders Forum features Mike McFaul, panelists exchange views on US-Asia Pacific future relations

December 2017

The Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on “US and the Asia Pacific” was held on November 13th, 2017.

Events

Payne Distinguished Lecture with Ertharin Cousin, Tales from the War on Hunger

January 22, 2018

After the 2007 Global Food Crisis, President Barack Obama in his Inaugural Address committed to the world’s poor nations: “We pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean...

Current status of startup finance in Japan

January 18, 2018

Confronting a declining population and increased aging, the government of Japan currently implements measures for Regional Revitalization (chiho sosei), a policy to vitalize local economies by...

Migration Policymaking in Japan: Does Citizenship Law Matter?

January 11, 2018

Japan is commonly regarded as a country that is closed against migrants. It does not allow their entries in a large size, granting restricted rights.

Projects

India Colloquia 2017-2018

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China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
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A New India? The Impact of Twenty-Five Years of Reforms

In 2014, Indian voters gave Narendra Modi and the BJP a mandate to accelerate India’s economic reforms and revitalize its foreign relations, in particular with the United States and with partners...
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Multimedia

Children in Crisis

October 2017

Stanford Professor Paul H.

Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages

May 2017

Video and transcript from the presentation, "Cognitive Decline and Household Financial Outcomes at Older Ages," on April 24, 2017, by Marco Angrisani, an economist at the University of Southern California, followed by discussion led by Kathleen...

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

People

David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Gustavo Robles Research Associate
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics