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Foreign Aid

Scholarly Publications

Repression and Foreign Aid in Autocracies: Exploiting Debt Relief Negotiations in Post-Cold War Africa

February 2016

AbstractDoes dependence on development aid from Western sources constrain the use of repression among autocrats?

Beyond Aid: A Conceptual Perspective on the Transformation of Development Cooperation [Dec. 2014]

December 2014

AuthorsHeiner JanusResearcher, Bi- and Multilateral Development Policy Department, German Development Institute Stephan KlingebielHead, Bi- and Multilateral Development Policy Department, German...

Multiple Principals, Multiple Agents: EU and US Democracy Assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa [Dec. 2014]

December 2014

AuthorKaren Del BiondoPostdoctoral Scholar at CDDRL, 2012-2013;Postdoctoral Fellow, KFG Transformative Power of Europe,Free University of Berlin, 2013-2014AbstractThis paper investigates under...

Other Publications

The Bahamas' Baha Mar: Rescuing the Mega-Resort from Bankruptcy

September 2017

Back in the early 2000s, the Bahamian government had a burning problem to solve — the nation’s plunging GDP. By the end of 2001, its real GDP growth had receded  from 5% (in 2000) to 1.5%.

U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Building Bridges and Strengthening Cooperation

July 2016

In this three-part NBR Special Report, experts from the United States, South Korea, and Japan offer critical insights into both the past and future of trilateral cooperation and provide...

Many Greeks Still Want a Deal

June 2015

As the Greek national referendum on the proposed austerity package draws near, Stanford political scientist Jens Hainmueller and co-author Yotam Margalit (Tel Aviv and Columbia Universities) share...

News

Ertharin Cousin, Former US Ambassador and World Food Programme Director, Joins Stanford as Visiting Scholar

August 2017

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that former U.S.

Take Action: Global Refugee Crisis

March 2016

How big is the current global refugee crisis?The UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that as of 2015, there are 14.4 million refugees around the world, and an additional 32.3 million...

The American Calculus of Military Intervention

May 2014

Military interventions have traditionally been a source of controversy in the United States.

Events

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Theories of Development and External State-Building

March 24, 2017

Abstract: Both the academic and policy making worlds have been dominated by three explanations for development, understood broadly as democratization and rising levels of per capita income.

Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

Projects

Remote sensing approaches to improving aid targeting and understanding aid effectiveness

This project aims to develop and test remote-sensing based approaches to gathering two typesof aid-relevant data: data on agricultural productivity and data on household assets, with a focus on Sub...
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Japan's Foreign Aid Policy

February 2017

Japan moved from being a net recipient of foreign aid after World War II to the top donor nation in the 1990s.

Achieving Food Security and Nutrition in an Era of Conflict and Climate Change

December 2015

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on 5 April 2012.Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non- profit, government, and corporate...

Interview: Ertharin Cousin

December 2015

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on 5 April 2012.Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non- profit, government, and corporate...

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Ertharin Cousin Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment
Andrea L. Everett Visiting Scholar, CDDRL