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 News

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APARC Announces 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Emerging Scholars in Contemporary Asia, Japan, and Korea Studies

September 2020

The Center’s commitment to supporting young Asia scholars remains strong during the COVID-19 crisis.

My Experience with the Sejong Korea Scholars Program in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

September 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Jason Lu, an alumnus of the Sejong Korea Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the 2021 course.

Coming Full Circle: The Sejong Korea Scholars Program and Stanford

September 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Sandi Khine, an alumna of the Reischauer Scholars Program and the Sejong Korea Scholars Program, which are currently accepting applications for the...

Three Hits and Three Misses: What is Prime Minister Abe’s Legacy?

September 2020

Despite this long period as prime minister, it is not entirely clear that Abe accomplished major policy goals.

Southeast Asia's Approach to China and the Future of the Region

August 2020

In an interview with The Diplomat, Donald Emmerson discusses how factors like the South China Sea, U.S.-China competition, and how COVID-19 are affecting relations between Southeast Asia, China, and...

Ran Abramitzky Appointed H&S Senior Associate Dean of Social Sciences

July 2020

Professor of economics Ran Abramitzky has been named the new senior associate dean of the social sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He will begin his term on September 1, 2020.

CoviDB Speaker Series

July 2020

In collaboration with TeachAids, Stanford Medicine, and the University of California, San Francisco, SPICE is helping to develop the CoviDB Speaker Series, which seeks to provide free online videos...

Q&A: The Data Delusion

July 2020

Protecting Individual Isn't Enough When the Harm is Collective. A Q&A with Marietje Schaake and Martin Tisne on his new paper The Data Delusion.

My Continuing Journey with Stanford e-Japan

July 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Jun Yamasaki, a Spring 2017 alum and honoree of the Stanford e-Japan Program, which is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. He is now a...

APARC Announces Diversity Grant to Support Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in Contemporary Asia

June 2020

To encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities to engage in study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is offering a new...

Governments Aren’t Yet Serious About AI’s Risk to Human Rights

June 2020

In the rush to develop national strategies on artificial intelligence, a new report finds, most governments pay lip service to civil liberties.

High-Speed Rail Holds Promise and Problems for China, Explains David M. Lampton

April 2020

In a new audio interview, Lampton discusses some of the challenges, uncertainties, and decisions that loom ahead of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Aftershocks: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New World Disorder

April 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global public health disaster of almost biblical proportions. It is a once-in-a-century occurrence that threatens to destroy countless lives, ruin economies, and...

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