CDDRL's International Crime and Violence Lab under PovGov recently released an impact evaluation of Jóvenes con Porvenir (Youth with Hope), a vocational training program in Zapopan, Mexico. The program offers free training courses for out-of-school youth aged 15-30 who live in the municipality.
Working in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, a team of Stanford researchers led by Beatriz Magaloni, are partnering with the Brazilian government and civil society to better understand how recent security policy has impacted violence and insecurity amongst the urban poor.
In recognition of the need to engage practitioners in the development of sensitive and complex research projects carried out by scholars, Stanford’s Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov) has launched an ongoing initiative that brings key partners from the field to Stanford to work closely with doctoral students, post-docs and principal investigators, promoting intellectual exchange and coll
Recognizing the complexities of poverty reduction work in the developing world and the need to engage multidisciplinary scholarship in search of solutions for on-the-ground challenges, the Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) launched the Global Development and Poverty Initiative (GDP).
Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists gathered at Stanford for a two-day conference to examine violence and policing in Latin America and the United States. The April conference, hosted by the Program on Poverty and Governance, highlighted the work being implemented by law enforcement, entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations to reduce violence in major cities.