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.

Recent Projects

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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...
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Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia

APARC Fall 2021 Webinar Series The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change risks.
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Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium Series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia”

Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia Topics include how policymakers can promote mask-wearing, vaccination, and other science-based responses to the...
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Ethics & Political Violence Series

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) are jointly organizing a year-long initiative on “Ethics & Political Violence”...
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Biden’s America, Xi’s China: What’s Now & What’s Next?

The United States just experienced a historic election, electing Joseph R. Biden as its 46th president.
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Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Exploring Public and Private Roles"

Health, Medicine, and Longevity: Exploring Public and Private Roles Governmental agencies and non-state actors interact within health systems in complicated and sometimes controversial ways that...
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Critical Conversations

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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...
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Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Seminars

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose convenes faculty seminars and open events in which speakers and experts discuss the context and drivers of Kremlin strategy.
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European Security Initiative

The CISAC European Security Initiative features speakers addressing the challenges that a more assertive Russia presents to the European security order; Europe's ability to meet and defend against...
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A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
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South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
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Environmental

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Seminars Co-Sponsored With MEI

The Middle East Initiative (MEI) series brings academics and practitioners together to examine new patterns of geopolitical competition, conflict, and cooperation across the Middle East, with a...
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Research Seminar Series

The CISAC Research Seminar Series features speakers that present on topics related to international security and their policy implications.
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Non-Intermittent Zero-Carbon Technologies

 Because the intermittency of wind and solar will become a major challenge once they supply large shares of total electricity generation, decarbonization efforts will likely require important...
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Energy Market Game

PESD has developed a web-based game that allows players to take on the roles of electricity generating companies (“gencos”), electricity retailers, or vertically-integrated utilities in electricity...
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Climate Change Policy

Dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector is likely to be expensive, but sound public policy can ensure that any investments in this area yield the greatest possible...
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Low-Income Energy Services

Over 1 billion people around the world lack access to electricity, and over 2 billion still cook with traditional biomass fuels, which cause significant mortality through respiratory disease.
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Renewable Energy Integration

Achieving aggressive renewable energy targets, like California’s plan for 50% of electricity used in the state to be supplied by renewable energy by 2030, will require major changes in technology,...
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Electricity Market Design

Meeting today’s most pressing energy challenges—controlling air pollution, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, integrating renewable energy, delivering modern energy services to populations that...
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Fossil Fuel Markets and Governance

 The vast majority of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels: oil, natural gas, and coal.
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People

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Guoguang Wu Guoguang Wu Senior Research Scholar, SCCEI Senior Research Scholar, SCCEI
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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Raymond Levitt Raymond Levitt Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL
Jennifer Pan Jennifer Pan Senior Fellow Professor of Communication
Ayça Alemdaroğlu Ayça Alemdaroğlu Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director, Program on Turkey
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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