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LAD Workshop: Strathmore Business School 2016

November 30, 2016

This five-day intensive program for a select group of mid-high-level East African government officials and business leaders is designed to address how government can encourage and enable the...

LAD Course: Strathmore Business School 2015

May 18, 2015

This is a four-and-a-half-day intensive program for a small number of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private...

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights

March 6, 2014

Abstract:Armed conflict causes profound and widespread adverse consequences for health and human rights.

Texting for Sexual Health: Effects of Information Provision on Health-Seeking Behavior in Kenya

February 28, 2014

In hopes of increasing awareness that could minimize sexual health risks, the team will promote a mobile health counseling service, which will enable young people in Nairobi’s Mathare slums to...

Redistribution and Group Participation: Comparative Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK

January 30, 2014

Abstract: We design an original laboratory experiment to investigate whether redistributive actions hinder the formation of Pareto-improving groups.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Palliative Care and the Right to Health Advocacy & Impact

January 23, 2014

AbstractAccording to international human rights law, countries have to provide palliative care and pain treatment medications as part of their core obligations under the right to health.

LAD Course: Strathmore Business School 2014

January 20, 2014

This is an intensive 4.5-day program for a small number of high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a...

Rural Health and Development at the Food-Water Nexus

November 22, 2013

Poverty stands prominently at the intersection of water scarcity, smallholder food production, and health in the world’s least developed regions.

Can Mobile Phones Improve Clean Water Access in Slums?

April 26, 2013

Located in Kenya, Kibera is one of Africaʼs largest urban slums. Homes in Kibera typically lack running water. Water shortages occur frequently, and buyers need to find new water vendors.

Film Screening -- Without A Fight

April 12, 2013

Without a Fight is a feature length documentary film that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums.

Reaping the Dividends of M-PESA: Mobile Money and its Applications in East Africa

November 9, 2012

Tavneet Suri is a development economist, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Broadly, she studies the evolution of markets and various market failures in these economies.

Liberation Technology Projects at the D.School

October 25, 2012

Five teams present their ideas on tackling pressing social problems with mobile phone applications.

International Public Interest Initiative Symposium

October 11, 2012

This two-day symposium will bring together lawyers who are litigating human rights cases in international tribunals, lawyers who deploying international human rights frameworks to advance legal...

The Tortuous Trajectories of Democracy and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in Africa

June 7, 2012

Abstract:   The "spirit of democracy" has recently been undermined in several African countries as authoritarian methods have been the preferred approach.

Tavneet Suri- Liberation Technology Seminar Series

March 22, 2012

Tavneet Suri is a development economist, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Broadly, she studies the evolution of markets and various market failures in these economies.

SAID Annual Conference: Rethinking Reform Innovations in Improving Governance

March 3, 2012

The Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) and partners present the 2012 SAID Annual Conference entitled, Rethinking Reform: Innovations in Improving Governance. The keynote...

Vote Buying and Democracy in Africa: Lessons from Experiments in Kenya

February 16, 2012

Abstract:  Vote buying is widespread during multiparty elections in many African countries.  Despite its prevalence, vote buying's secretive and sensitive nature poses a challenge to empirical...

Mobile-for-Development Meets Human-Centered Design: Field Experiments in Kenya

November 18, 2011

*******NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION******* AbstractThe proliferation of information and communication technology in even the lowest-income communities has created space for innovative ICT-based...

Redefining Security Along the Food/Health Nexus

November 10, 2011

FSI's second major conference on global underdevelopment brought together worldwide thought leaders to explore the root causes of global underdevelopment and to provide fresh insights on the links...

Education for All? The Political Economy of Primary Education in Kenya

May 26, 2011

Daniel Posner is Total Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  His research...

Mobile Money - Realizing the Potential for Impact

April 14, 2011

Mobile payment systems launched in Africa, Asia, and Latin America now offer anyone with a mobile phone the ability to store money electronically and send it to other phone users, without visiting...

Spark Change from Within

April 12, 2011

Rye Barcott's signature presentation on social entrepreneurship takes audiences on a journey through the joy and heartbreak, the friendships and betrayals, and the failures and triumphs of creating...

Why Technology Has Not Revolutionized Politics, but How It Can Give a Little Help to Our Friends

March 4, 2011

Information and communication technology platforms have transformed many aspects of modern life for many individuals around the world. They have revolutionized the realms of commerce, sociability,...


Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Roz low res 9 11 cropped Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
burney1 Jennifer Burney Affiliated scholar
kmoiyoi Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar