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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 Events

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LAD Workshop: Ukrainian Catholic University 2017

January 26, 2017

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

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 13, 2017

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

LAD Workshop: Economic Policy Research Center 2017

December 1, 2016

The LAD Program in Georgia was first held in January 2016.

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: Case Teaching and Case Study Writing for Public Policy at the Ukrainian Catholic University

September 6, 2016

This workshop course is designed to develop skills that faculty in policy-focused universities and training institutions can use both to develop interactive and participant-centered teaching styles...

LAD Course: LBSNAA Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration

September 6, 2016

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

LAD Course: LBS National Academy of Administration

June 24, 2016

This five day intensive program for a select group of mid-level Indian government officials is designed to address how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more...

LAD Course: Strathmore Business School 2016

June 22, 2016

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

LAD Course: CIPE and Ukrainian Catholic University

June 22, 2016

This workshop course is designed to develop skills that faculty in policy-focused universities and training institutions can use both to develop interactive and participant-centered teaching styles...

International Dimension of Autocratization in post-Soviet Eurasia

May 19, 2016

**This event is co-sponsored with CREES**Abstract:Twenty five years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union (the USSR), when the fifteen new independent states of Eurasia started the...

LAD Course: INSPER Institute of Education and Research

May 10, 2016

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

Empowering the World: Entrepreneurship and the Future of Foreign Policy

February 22, 2016

Please note: the start time for this event has been moved from 3:00 to 3:15pm.Join FSI Director Michael McFaul in conversation with Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy...

Silicon Valley and Asian Economies

February 2, 2016

This event is co-sponsored by NHK WORLD, Global Agenda, and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.About NHK and Global AgendaNHK WORLD is NHK's international broadcast service....

LAD Course: Singapore Management University 2016

February 1, 2016

This module addresses the challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth in politically charged environments.

The potential and challenges of customer feedback in the public sector

January 29, 2016

AbstractThis talk will present the Pakistan Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program (CFMP), which, leveraging the ubiquitous presence of ordinary cell phones, aims to fight petty corruption, improve...

CDDRL Senior Honors Program Information Session

January 25, 2016

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

LAD Course: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

January 25, 2016

This module addresses the challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth in politically charged environments.

LAD Course: Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) 2016

January 18, 2016

The LAD Program in Georgia will take place on January 18-22, 2016 and will be implemented jointly by CDDRL and the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) - a local think tank based in Tbilisi,...

Advancing Human Rights through Tech and Data

November 20, 2015

Human rights groups have only two assets: people and information.  Learn about Benetech's decade of putting information technology tools into the hands of human rights activists, with the goal of...

Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

November 6, 2015

Over the last four decades, the United States saw an explosion of digital technologies that penetrated every corner of the country, yet during the same time span, the American rate of poverty did...

Crowdsourced Democracy: Algorithms, Platforms, and Mechanisms

October 22, 2015

While social media pervades many aspects of our lives, it has not yet proved to be an effective tool for large scale decision making: crowds of hundreds, perhaps millions, of individuals...

Leveraging Citizen Science and ICT for Population-Wide Health Promotion

October 15, 2015

Abstract:While technology is a major “driver” of many of society’s comforts, conveniences, and advances, it has engineered regular physical activity and a number of other positive health behaviors...

The Sunflower Movement and the Future of Taiwan's Political Culture

October 13, 2015

Abstract Based on first-hand participant-observation, this talk will examine the culture, politics, and spatiality of the Sunflower Movement.

Taiwan’s Evolving Position on the South China Sea—and Why It Matters

October 8, 2015

Taiwan’s claims in the South China Sea are often regarded as virtually indistinguishable from China’s.

People

Gerhard Casper Senior Fellow Professor in Undergraduate Education, Emeritus, Professor, Law, Emeritus
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Terry L. Karl Professor, Political Science
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education