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

Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World

Regimes, Oppositions, and External Actors after the Spring

The obsolescing bargain crosses the Belt and Road Initiative: renegotiations on BRI projects

A study examining the BRI through the lens of the obsolescing bargain to evaluate the practices of China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and policy banks in mitigating political risk.

Other Publications

Tracking China's Economic Path

Stanford scholars are setting and expanding research agendas to analyze China’s economic development and its impact on the world. The newly launched Stanford Center on China’s Economy and...

SIPR Fall 2020

January 2021

Volume 5, Issue 2 Authors: Steven Pifer, Min Byung Chae, Natasha Lock, Iris H-Y Chiu, Andreas Kokkinis, Andrea Miglionico, Saraphin Dhanani, and Samuel P. LeRoy.

News

The Kremlin Tones Down the Nuclear Rhetoric

November 2022

As Russia’s military faltered and lost ground in its conventional war against Ukraine, concern grew in the West that Vladimir Putin might resort to nuclear weapons.

Hiroshima Business and Management School Visits the Bay Area

November 2022

Students and alumni of HBMS visit Stanford, Silicon Valley, and Hikari Farms.

Who is a Slave? Health of Children at Risk Based on Inequity, Social Acceptance of Servitude

November 2022

A new article co-authored by Health Policy PhD candidate Vincent Jappah reveals that the modern drivers of child servitude in Liberia are largely social vulnerability and cultural acceptance of the...

Old Events

The Digital Transformation of Southeast Asia: Issues and Prospects

February 10, 2022

The digital transformation of Southeast Asia is in full swing.

India’s Century? A Conversation with Indrani Bagchi

February 3, 2022

Time:  7:30am-8:45am  California, USA 2 March 2022  9:00pm-10:15pm New Delhi, India 2 March 2022   India’s international position has evolved sharply in the first two decades of the 21st century,...

Technology and Democracy in India

January 25, 2022

This event is co-sponsored by  Center for South Asia and is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific How does...

Projects

The Future of China's Economy

China’s spectacular growth over the last 40 years has slowed but remains strong, leading the world in economic recovery after the global financial crisis, and even in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
English

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

Multimedia

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

October 2020

Most people attribute the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to Beijing’s imperialist ambitions.

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...

People

Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
2214 small C RICEMI60239 004078r5X7 Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
rsd15 081 0253a Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics, Senior Fellow, FSI
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen Luby Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
carnoy Martin Carnoy Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Education
Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Marcel Fafchamps Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Mike Bennon Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative