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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 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.

Causes of Indonesia’s forest fires

November 2019

The economic costs of Indonesia’s 2015 forest fires are estimated to exceed US $16 billion, with more than 100,000 premature deaths.

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

Nominations Open for 2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award

December 2019

STANFORD, CA, December 3, 2019 — The Walter H.

New White Paper on GRU Online Operations Puts Spotlight on Pseudo-Think Tanks and Personas

November 2019

Today the Stanford Internet Observatory published a white paper on GRU online influence operations from 2014 to 2019.

Hong Kong in Turmoil: Former Chief Secretary and Scholars Discuss the Protests in Hong Kong

October 2019

On October 1st, with a massive National Day parade down Chang’an Avenue in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China celebrated the 70th anniversary of its establishment in 1949.

Events

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

Health and Human Capital in Putin’s Russia

December 4, 2019

Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 249 044 770. Abstract: Over the last fifteen years, the Russian...

Secrets in Global Governance: Disclosure Dilemmas and International Cooperation

December 4, 2019

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 469 575 525. Speaker's Biography: Austin Carson is assistant professor in the Department of Political...

Projects

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

Event Series

Event SeriesKorean Studies Colloquium SeriesKorea-U.S. West Coast Strategic ForumKoret WorkshopKoret Distinguished Lecture SeriesHana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers 
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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

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
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey MA Program in International Policy Studies