Education

Scholarly Publications

Traditional Governance, Citizen Engagement and Local Public Goods: Evidence from Mexico

December 2013

We study the governance of public good provision in poor communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Evaluating the Effect of School and Teacher Incentives: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Mexico

January 1900

Merit‐based incentives are a topic of growing interest in labor economics due to their potential to increase performance for private and public employees.

Other Publications

For Each and Every Child: A strategy for Education Equity and Excellence

February 2013

Selection from the report (Foreword by the commission co-chairs):This report summarizes how America’s K-12 education system, taken as a whole, fails our nation and too many of our children.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2015

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Impact Evaluation: Program Jóvenes con Porvenir

October 2015

The impact evaluation aims to estimate the effect of the program in different aspects of the beneficiaries' professional and personal lives.

News

Chiapas research examines women and governance

August 2011

We sat down with recipient of the FSI Global Underdevelopment Action Fund, Professor Beatriz Magaloni to learn more about her research plans and how her work will address the larger issues of...

Groundbreaking research into dropout rates in Mexican schools released

September 2012

The Program on Poverty and Governance released a research update on the relationship between criminal activity and dropout rates in Mexico.

Conference explores initiatives to curb youth violence in Latin America and US

July 2015

In April, the Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law welcomed academics, policymakers, practitioners and youth leaders from...

Events

Inequality, electoral competition and public goods: A sub-national assessment

March 8, 2012

Abstract:   CDDRL pre-doctoral Alex Ruiz Euler will explore the evolution of inequality at the municipal level in Mexico with original measures constructed using household-level data from 1990,...

Public Goods Provision and the Efficacy of Governance

May 18, 2012

On May 18-19, the Program on Poverty and Governance and the Center for Latin American Studies will host a two-day conference on the provision of public goods and good governance throughout the...

The Economic Consequences of Drug Trafficking Violence in Mexico

April 11, 2013

Abstract: The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Projects

Traditional Governance, Citizen Engagement and Local Public Goods: Evidence from Mexico

In developing countries authority is often wielded unevenly. Tribes, clans, religious groups and other traditional leaders control zones of governance outside of the reach of the state.
English

The Incidence of Criminal Activity Near Schools in Mexico

The consequences of organized crime related violence for education are tragic.
English

Improving Teacher Quality in Mexico

Teaching is a core element of the educational process and a significant body of literature demonstrates that good teachers matter a lot for improving student academic achievement.
English

Multimedia

Networks for Youth Agency

May 2014

*This talk is presented in Portuguese.*Marcus Vinícius Faustini is a carioca filmmaker, writer, theater director, cultural activist, and creator of "Networks for Youth Agency" (The Agency).

Claudia Domínguez, Jóvenes con Porvenir

June 2015

Please note that this talk is in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 To view a PDF version of the presentation, please visit: ---------- Claudia Domínguez...

Veruska Delfino, Agência de Redes Para Juventude (Network for Youth Agency)

June 2015

 Please note that this talk is in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ---------Speaker Bio: Veruska Delfino is a 26-year-old originally from Maranhão,...

People

Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Sofia Mac Gregor Oettler Research Staff, CDDRL
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL