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

Cognitive Ability and Academic Performance Among Left-Behind Children: Evidence from Rural China

December 2020

Little attention has been paid to the role that low levels of cognitive development (or IQ) play among both left-behind children (LBCs) and children living with parents (CLPs) in the context of...

Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise

October 2020

Book Synopsis: As the glittering skyline in Shanghai seemingly attests, China has quickly transformed itself from a place of stark poverty into a modern, urban, technologically savvy economic...

Correlates of Participation in Community-Based Interventions: Evidence from a Parenting Program in Rural China

September 2020

A growing body of literature has documented that community-based early childhood development (ECD) interventions can improve child developmental outcomes in vulnerable communities.

Other Publications

SIPR Fall 2020

January 2021

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

Election 2020: Antitrust and Privacy in the Age of Big Tech

November 2020

ANTITRUST AND PRIVACY CONCERNS are two of the most high-profile topics on the tech policy agenda.

SIPR Spring 2020

September 2020

Volume 5, Issue 1 Authors: Francis Fukuyama, Joshua Kenway, Tom Westphal, Zoe Huczok, Samu Ngwenya, Abdou Rahim Lema, Ben Polsky, Rahul Krishna, and Arya J.

Events

Promoting Democracy Around the World – Is Now the Time?

February 9, 2021

REGISTER HERE   The United States has historically played an important role in promoting democracy to countries across the globe. But is the role of the U.S.

Transnational Policy Challenges in the Bay of Bengal

February 5, 2021

  4:00-5:00pm California, 18-February 2021 7:00-8:00pm Washington DC, 18-February 2021 3:00-4:00am  Kenya, 19-February 2021 11:00am-12:00pm Sydney, Australia 19-February 2021   The Bay of Bengal,...

Imperfect Partners: The United States and Southeast Asia

February 1, 2021

Few American diplomats can match the years of experience in multiple Southeast Asian countries that Ambassador Scot Marciel has accumulated during his career in the US Foreign Service.

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

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

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
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