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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Developing Confident and Critical Thinkers Through Case Study Writing and Teaching

October 23, 2020

This workshop is designed to develop skills that participants can use to write public policy case studies and to develop a case library that can be used in teaching programs.

LAD Workshop: Asian Development Bank Institute 2020

October 23, 2020

This workshop is designed to develop skills that participants can use to write public policy case studies and to develop a case library that can be used in teaching programs.

A New Approach to Economic Development

February 8, 2019

AbstractFrom the point of view of institutional economics, growth is related to the implementation and enforcement of property rights.

LAD Workshop: University of Sarajevo 2017

July 3, 2017

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

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...

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: 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...

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.

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,...

LAD Course: Universidad ESAN 2015

August 24, 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...

LAD Course: Strathmore Business School 2015

May 18, 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...

LAD Course: Singapore Management University 2015

January 26, 2015

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

LAD Course: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 2015

January 26, 2015

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

LAD Course: Singapore Management University 2014

February 17, 2014

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

LAD Course: Strathmore Business School 2014

January 20, 2014

This is an intensive 4.5-day program for a small number of high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a...

LAD Course: University of Cape Town 2013

May 6, 2013

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins...

LAD Course: Naypyidaw Myanmar 2012

August 24, 2012

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) offered a 1.5-day program consisting of two lectures and two case study discussions.

LAD Course: INCAE Business School 2012

July 19, 2012

LAD's first event featuring regional and international experts who will discuss the main challenges that the problem of insecurity presents to governance and the institutions of Central America...

LAD Course: University of Cape Town 2011

October 24, 2011

This is a 4-day, intensive programme for a small number of high level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a...