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Scholarly Publications

China's Invisible Crisis: Cognitive Delays among Rural Toddlers and the Absence of Modern Parenting

June 2018

This article explores the problem of cognitive delays among toddlers in rural China and the role of their caregivers in producing low levels of cognition (i.e., low IQ).

The Elusive Goal of Global Food Security

February 2018

Ending world hunger is a universal goal, yet progress and social awareness of the issue waxes and wanes in the course of broader political and economic developments.

Impact of a rural solar electrification project on the level and structure of women's empowerment

September 2017

Although development organizations agree that reliable access to energy and energy services—one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals—is likely to have profound and perhaps disproportionate...

Other Publications

Data Science for Food Security

August 2017

Using agricultural and economic characteristics in African nations as test cases, new research by David Lobell and Marshall Burke demonstrates the use of satellite data to address the long-standing...

Impact Evaluation: Program Jóvenes con Porvenir

June 2017

Jóvenes con Porvenir is a public-funded program run by the government of Zapopan.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

News

The fog of development: Evaluating the Millennium Villages Project

April 2018

Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs launched an ambitious — some would say audacious — experiment back in 2005 in his quest to prove that we can end global poverty if we take a holistic, community-led...

Feeding Africa and the World in the 21st Century

December 2017

Food security experts from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) gathered to discuss transforming food production in Africa at Stanford on Nov. 29.

Revolutionizing Food Security in Africa

November 2017

Food security experts from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) will gather at Stanford for meetings and a symposium on transforming food production on that continent. R.S.V.P by...

Projects

Remote sensing approaches to improving aid targeting and understanding aid effectiveness

This project aims to develop and test remote-sensing based approaches to gathering two typesof aid-relevant data: data on agricultural productivity and data on household assets, with a focus on Sub...
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Climate and Global Poverty

Growing knowledge that the climate is changing has far outpaced our knowledge of how these changes might impact economic outcomes that we care about.  Does climate change constitute one of the most...
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Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Palm Oil Production

This project focuses on private and public sector strategies for promoting sustainable palm oil, with sustainability defined by environmental, social, and economic objectives.
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Multimedia

Interview: Professor Hilary Hoynes

February 2016

     

Mariluce de Souza, Social Entrepreneur from Complexo do Alemão Favela (Brazil)

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Mariluce Mariá de Souza  is a community leader from Complexo do Alemão -...

Ana Paula Lisboa, Agência de Redes para Juventude (Brazil)

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Ana Paula Lisboa - a proud daughter of black blue-collar workers - is 27...

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gustavo Robles Research Associate
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Jerry Kaplan Research Affiliate Lecturer, Strategic Director of CDDRL
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Jun Wang Program Administrator, REAP-China
Sam Heft-Neal Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Xiaopeng Pang Affiliate