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Scholarly Publications

Do Migrants Improve Their Hometowns? Remittances and Access to Public Services in Mexico, 1995-2000

April 2009

How do citizens in developing countries access public services?

Perspective Paper on Financial Instability

December 2004

A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: Climate Change, Communicable Diseases, Conflicts, Education, Financial...

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles For Water and Power

August 2004

Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Other Publications

Building Hydropower Plants in Uganda: Who is the Best Partner?

June 2017

Uganda has long been plagued by chronic power shortages.

To be "dam"-ed: Navigating Stakeholder Relations to Bring Energy to Africa with Inga 3

May 2017

This case follows the development of the Inga 3, the third hydroelectric plant to be built on the Inga River in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The Inga 3, with a capacity of 3,000 MW, would...

Development of Peru's Asparagus Industry

March 2016

The asparagus industry in Ica, Peru exports asparagus across the world and is the economic engine of the region.

News

Tackling development challenges in Africa, three social entrepreneurs join Stanford community

March 2013

In April, three social entrepreneurs working to advance social, economic, and political change in Africa will spend the spring quarter in residency at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

Conference proposes meaningful ways to advance health rights

November 2012

On October 30, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) held a day-long conference to examine health and human rights.

In Kenyan slum, mobile phones pinpoint better water

October 2012

An innovative course at Stanford is designing mobile phone platforms that help improve living conditions in Kenya's largest slums.

Events

Human Trafficking: How Technology Can Be Used to Fight Back

January 31, 2014

AbstractIncreasingly, technology is being used to facilitate trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation.

Are Crowdsourced Maps the Future of Community Self-Governance? Food, Land, and Water

January 10, 2014

AbstractEarlier generations of radicals understood themselves to be in an ongoing battle against the privatization of land and water.  They instrumentalized maps in the court system as a tool for...

Albie Sachs Workshop

June 27, 2013

The event will be a dialogue with Justice Sachs about contemporary human rights challenges in South Sfrica and the role South Africa plays in the region.

Projects

Second and Third Generation Rights in Africa

Background In policy and legal circles, human rights and human well-being are often referred to as "universal" concepts.  The human rights outlined in the 1946 Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
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People

Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship