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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 Projects

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Indigenous Peoples Rights

This project seeks to promote the collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Program on Human Rights in conducting an interdisciplinary faculty/graduate student research...
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Human Rights Education

In partnership with the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), the Program on Human Rights ...
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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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Globalization and Human Rights

Since World War II, a major element of globalization has involved the expansion of human rights norms, rules, and institutions.  This broad movement represents a dramatic shift from earlier...
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People

John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education