Sub-Saharan Africa

Scholarly Publications

Making the Internet Safe for Democracy

Journal of Democracy from Volume 32, Number 2, April 2021 | Johns Hopkins University Press

Blood and Diamonds

Germany’s Imperial Ambitions in Africa

Other Publications

How to Protect Critical Infrastructure Fom Ransomware Attacks

Op-ed in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, by Gregory Falco and Sejal Jhawer

Report of the Working Group on Platform Scale

November 2020

The internet economy has produced digital platforms of enormous economic and social significance.

News

Global Democracy Leaders Gather Virtually for the 2021 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship

August 2021

For the next two weeks, Fellows will participate in workshops led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty to study new theories and approaches to democratic development.

One Face, Many Names: An Investigation into Fake NGOs and Media Outlets Linked to Harouna Douamba on and off Facebook

May 2021

A Facebook takedown exposes a network of NGO and media entities linked to Harouna Douamba.

Events

What The Multistakeholder Approach Can Bring to Content Policy Debates

September 21, 2021

PART OF THE FALL SEMINAR SERIES Join us next via Zoom next week on Tue, September 28th from 12 PM - 1 PM PST for a conversation with PDI fellows, Julie Owono and Dr Niousha Roshani, moderated by Co...

Technology and Geopolitics: EU Proposals for Regulating Rights, Security and Trade

August 27, 2021

YOUTUBE RECORDING The future of technology policy in Europe will be affected by growing nationalism and protectionism, cyber and national security threats, and great power rivalries.

Africa’s Democratic Outliers: Success And Challenges in Benin and South Africa

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Africa arguably poses some of the most challenging conditions for democratic emergence and survival.  According to our existing theories, this is due to a number of economic,...

Projects

Rules and tools for the econometric analysis of geocoded data

The increasing availability of high resolution geocoded data on key outcomes (e.g. incomes) and potential drivers of these outcomes (e.g.
English

Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
English

Leadership Academy for Development Workshops

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) trains government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and...
English

Multimedia

Researchers show effects of dust on infant mortality in Africa

June 2020

From analyzing dust concentrations in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and millions of birth outcomes, researchers find that small increases in dust lead to large increases in infant mortality.

Food Insecurity: A 21st Century Threat to Global Security and Stability

May 2018

Ertharin Cousin, Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, presented her ongoing research on food insecurity as a global threat on...

Ertharin Cousin, Tales from the War on Hunger

February 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 waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed...

People

Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
p1010241 Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL), affiliated with PovGov at CDDRL
sam heft neal Sam Heft-Neal Research Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
ttemplin Tara Templin PhD Student, Health Policy
Jessie headshot Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Shelby Perkins headshot Shelby Perkins Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
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