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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 Multimedia

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Disruption: Challenges of a New Era

March 2017

CDDRL welcomed Fundacion RAP (Red de Accion Politica) March 19-March 24, for a joint conference: “Disruption: Challenges of a New Era”.

The Art of Authoritarian Control in China

February 2017

Abstract:When villages in China began to introduce local elections in the 1980s it was, for many, a moment of great optimism about the prospects for local democracy in the Peoples' Republic.

LAD in Ukraine 2017

February 2017

Photos from LAD's workshop in Lviv and Kiev, Ukraine, January 30th - February 3rd, 2017. 

The Whore, the Hostess, and the Honey: Policing, Health, Business and the Regulation of Prostitution in China

December 2016

Speaker Bio: Margaret Boittin is Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. She studies Chinese law and politics.She was a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellow at CDDRL (2012-2015).  

Toward Real-Time Measures of Poverty and Vulnerability

December 2016

Abstract:Accurate and timely estimates of population characteristics are a critical input to research and policy, but reliable data is often scarce in developing and conflict-affected regions.

The Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.  The interview took place on May 30,...

Taiwan and the TPP: A Re-Evaluation

April 2016

This half-day symposium brought together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in October 2015 and the election of a new president and...

Transparency International founder speaks on Panama papers and new efforts to curb corruption worldwide

April 2016

On April 12, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond interviewed Co-Founder of Transparency International Peter Eigen at Stanford University on some of today's most pressing corruption challenges, highlighting new initiatives and efforts to help resolve...

Francis Fukuyama interviews Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on social entrepreneurship

April 2016

Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama interviews Carrie Hessler-Radelet, 19th director of the Peace Corps, at Stanford as she speaks on the changing landscape of volunteering and the significant role of technology and social innovation in...

Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State

January 2016

Presentation slides from CDDRL event featuring Charlotte Cavaille titled, "Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State". ABSTRACTA common assumption in political economy is that voters are self-regarding maximizers of material goods,...

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World

January 2016

Presentational slides from the event titled, "The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World" by Steven Radelet.  Abstract:We live at a time of the greatest progress amongst the global poor in human history.

Nancy Lindborg: Building Peace in a Fragile World

December 2015

On October 8, 2015, Nancy Lindborg, president of the United States Institute of Peace, gave a talk to the CDDRL community entitled "Building Peace in a Fragile World."AbstractNew President of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg,...

LAD Course: Universidad ESAN Photo Album 2015

October 2015

This is a four-and-a-half-day intensive program for a small number of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more constructive role as a...

Beatriz Magaloni, Violent Crime as a Global Development Challenge

June 2015

This talk is presented in English. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Beatriz Magaloni is an Associate Professor in the Department of political...

Antonio Cervantes, "Heroes Cotidianos" La Pandilla

June 2015

This talk is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Antonio Cervantes is a movie producer from Mexico.

Christa Gannon, Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY)

June 2015

This talk is presented in English. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Christa Gannon is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Lifelines...

Brenda Jarillo, How the Mexican Drug War Affects Kids and Schools

June 2015

This talk is presented in English. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Brenda Jarillo Rabling is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Program of Poverty...

Marcus Faustini, "Agência de Redes Para Juventude” (Network for Youth Agency)

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Marcus Faustini, a 43-year-old Carioca born and raised in Cezarão - the...

Liz Moreton, Battersea Arts Centre; Suzie Henderson, Creative Development

June 2015

To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Liz Moreton is a Senior Producer for London’s Battersea Arts Centre, the UK’s most influential theatre (The...

PovGov Conference 2015: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence

June 2015

 CONFERENCE OVERVIEWIn attempts to shed light to this very complex and fundamental issue that is claiming thousand of lives every year and deteriorating the social fabric across cities, the Program on Poverty and Governance(PovGov) at Stanford...

Beatriz Magaloni (on behalf of Ana Laura Magaloni, Center for Economic Research and Teaching, Mexico)

June 2015

This speech was given by Beatriz Magaloni on behalf of Ana Laura Magaloni and is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio: Beatriz...

Talk by ballroom dancing legend Pierre Dulaine

May 2015

AbstractBallroom dancing legend Pierre Dulaine will discuss his 'Dancing Classrooms' method which he applied in his award winning documentary 'Dancing in Jaffa' to bring Arab and Jewish children together through dance. Mr.

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.

LAD Course: Strathmore 2015 Photo Album

May 2015

This is a four-and-a-half-day intensive program for a small number of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more constructive role as a...

People

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
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
David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus