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

Using Standardised Patients to Assess the Quality of Medical Records: An Application and Evidence from Rural China

November 2019

Background: Medical records play a fundamental role in healthcare delivery, quality assessment and improvement.

The Internet’s Challenge to Democracy: Framing the Problem and Assessing Reforms

November 2019

The Program on Democracy and the Internet runs the work of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age which will produce guidelines to support democracies, particularly...

Manufacturing Productivity with Worker Turnover

November 2019

We find that rapid worker turnover significantly disrupts the productivity of responsive manufacturers.

Other Publications

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.

Luxury or Priority? Ethiopia Wants a Light Rail

February 2019

The Ethiopian government is planning on constructing the country’s first light rail in its capital city Addis Ababa.

Bridging Regions, Strengthening Ties: The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) in Malaysia

February 2019

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian nation strategically located along major regional trade routes.

News

Stanford-Hiroshima Collaborative Program on Entrepreneurship: Reflections

February 2020

Last fall, SPICE provided me an opportunity to design and organize its first post-collegiate online course.

Stanford e-Kawasaki: The Vision of Mayor Norihiko Fukuda

January 2020

When I first visited Kawasaki City, I was immediately struck by the multicolored character for 川or “kawa” (river) in the Chinese characters for川崎 (Kawasaki) that appears on signs, buildings,...

Events

Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Symposium

April 22, 2020

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Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from Facial Recognition AI Firms in China

March 13, 2020

Data-intensive technologies such as AI may reshape the modern world.

The US, China, and the Technology Cold War: How Washington and Beijing are Shaping the Future of Technology

March 4, 2020

Analysts on both sides of the Pacific have described an escalating “technology cold war” between Beijing and Washington.

Projects

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

On October 1, 2019, China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.
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.

People

Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Daniel P. Kessler Professor, Law, Professor, Political Economy