Poverty

Scholarly Publications

Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico [Feb. 2015]

February 2015

This paper examines why governments in underdeveloped countries systematically pursue policies that prevent long-term economic growth.

"Political Logic of Poverty Relief" Electoral Strategies and Social Policy in Mexico

October 2016

Poverty relief programs are shaped by politics.

Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico

June 2017

This paper examines why governments in underdeveloped countries systematically pursue policies that prevent long-term economic growth.

Other Publications

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.

Impact Evaluation: Program Jóvenes con Porvenir

November 2015

Jóvenes con Porvenir is a public-funded program run by the government of Zapopan.

News

About the Program on Poverty and Governance

August 2011

In its broadest sense, development requires not simply sustained, robust levels of overall economic growth, but diminishing (and ultimately eliminating) absolute poverty and profound economic...

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...

Mexico conference to draw international experts

August 2011

On October 3 and 4, the Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law will co-sponsor a conference examining the issues of violence, drugs, and...

Events

Political Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy: Evidence from Latin America, Lessons from other Regions

November 5, 2010

On November 5-6  2010, the global Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI) convened a conference in Quito, Ecuador, on "Political Clientalism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy:...

The Inside Scoop on Latin America's Largest Microfinance Institution

May 18, 2011

The Inside Scoop on Latin America's Largest Microfinance Institution

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective

October 3, 2011

On October 3-4, 2011, the Stanford University Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

Projects

Clientelism and Distortion of Anti-Poverty Policies

One of the greatest challenges for development is to sort out political incentives that adversely affect poverty-relief targeting.
English

The Use of Lethal Force by the Police in Rio de Janeiro and the Pacification Process

The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ) confront critical challenges as they attempt to reform and reduce the incidence of the use of lethal force.
English

Economic Consequences of Violence

The Poverty and Governance Program has an ongoing research agenda aiming to evaluate the impact of drug-related violence on economic activity.
English

Multimedia

Alma Garcia, Cauce Ciudadano (Citizen Channel)

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 ----Speaker Bio:  Alma Garcia was born in Mexico City on April 12, 1982.

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...

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...

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg Research Assistant, CDDRL