International Development

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

The Hidden Cost of Worker Turnover: Attributing Product Reliability to the Turnover of Factory Workers

August 2020

Product reliability is a key concern for manufacturers.

Independent Reading in Rural China's Elementary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

June 2020

Abstract: Independent reading—unassigned reading for personal pleasure—has been shown to be an important driver of reading skills and academic success.

Intermediation in Mortgage-Backed Securities: The Plantation Business of F.W. Hudig, 1759-1797

June 2020

Dutch-Caribbean plantations attracted substantial outside funding in the 1760s. This came to an abrupt end after the 1773 credit crisis.

Other Publications

Brick Kilns in Bangladesh

March 2020

Bangladesh is situated on the deltas of several large rivers passing into the Bay of Bengal. The country’s location on this alluvial plain means there is little natural rock available for use in...

Mining Toromocho and Resettling Morococha

March 2020

It’s August 2013, and the Mining and Metallurgical Geological Institute of Peru (INGEMMET) is considering issuance of a report declaring the Morococha district a high-risk zone.

The Future of Food from the Sea

November 2019

As the global population and people’s incomes rise, the demand for ocean-derived food will continue to grow.

News

Southeast Asia's Approach to China and the Future of the Region

August 2020

In an interview with The Diplomat, Donald Emmerson discusses how factors like the South China Sea, U.S.-China competition, and how COVID-19 are affecting relations between Southeast Asia, China, and...

Ran Abramitzky Appointed H&S Senior Associate Dean of Social Sciences

July 2020

Professor of economics Ran Abramitzky has been named the new senior associate dean of the social sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He will begin his term on September 1, 2020.

Events

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Program Admissions Webinar

July 28, 2020

Join Recruitment and Admissions Manager Meghan Moura to learn more about the Master's in International Policy program and how to apply. Registration is required: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar...

Exploring Potential “Solutions” to Online Disinformation

July 20, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center for Exploring Potential “Solutions” to Online Disinformation​, hosted by Cyber Policy Center's Kelly Born, with guests Adam Berinsky, Mitsui Professor of...

Towards Cyber Peace, Closing the Accountability Gap

June 30, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center for Towards Cyber Peace, Closing the Accountability Gap, hosted by Cyber Policy Center's Marietje Schaake, along with guests Stéphane Duguin, CEO of the Cyber...

Projects

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the China Program is making modifications...
English

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
English

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...
English

Multimedia

The Future of Europe

April 2019

 In her April 4th talk at The Europe Center, Professor Kathleen McNamara discussed the future of Europe and the EU in comparative historical terms, showing that such challenges are nothing new when governing power is centralized.  Kathleen R....

Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

March 2019

Professor Catherine De Vries'  March 21st talk "Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration" at The Europe Center could not have been more timely given the morning's news about Britain's PM Theresa May's request made to the EU to...

Children in Crisis

October 2017

Stanford Professor Paul H. Wise discusses "Children in Crisis," a multidisciplinary initiative directed at integrating expertise in political science, security, and health services in areas of civil conflict and unstable governance.

People

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Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
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chonira Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
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Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
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Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology