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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.

Other Publications

PHR Fall 2010 Newsletter

October 2010

Welcome back to Stanford! Our quarterly newsletter has taken on this new two-page format which we hope you will enjoy.

News

Program on Human Rights transitions to the Handa Center

September 2015

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program this year with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...

Pamela Merchant and Kristen Myles speak on human rights litigation abroad

April 2015

The Program on Human Rights welcomed Pamela Merchant and Kristen Myles to Stanford on March 4 as final speakers in the winter course U.S. Human Rights NGOs and International Human Rights.

Habitat for Humanity on the profile of a good 21st century NGO

March 2015

Elizabeth Blake, Habitat for Humanity International’s General Counsel and team leader of its Government Relations and Advocacy operations, spoke to students at the Freeman Spogli Institute on...

Events

SAID Conference: Forced Migration

April 11, 2015

Join the Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) on Saturday, April 11th for their 2015 conference centered on the theme of forced migration.

Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration and Border Walls

April 6, 2015

AbstractA peculiar construction boom is in progress worldwide: border walls are being installed at an unprecedented rate in order to control unwanted immigration by poor people into wealthy...

Advocacy and Policy NGOs

March 5, 2015

Speaker BiosPamela Merchant served as the Executive Director of the Center for Justice & Accountability for the past nine years.  CJA is the leading U.S- based organization pursuing...

Projects

Program on Human Rights Winter Speaker Series

U.S. Human Rights NGOs and International Human RightsMany U.S. human rights non-government organizations, including the U.S. philanthropic sector, work on international human rights.
English

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Series on the International Criminal Court

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...
English

People

Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Debra Satz Professor, Philosophy
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus