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 News

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Fieldwork Fail: FSI Faculty Share Lessons Learned the Hard Way

March 2016

"What do I do about the chickens?"When assistant professor of medicine Eran Bendavid began a study on livestock in African households to determine impact on childhood health, he'd already...

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...

In Rio’s slums, Stanford researchers study police reform

June 2015

Working in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, a team of Stanford researchers led by Beatriz Magaloni, are partnering with the Brazilian government and civil society to better understand how recent...

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.

Stanford conference to explore governance and the provision of public goods

May 2012

The CDDRL Program on Poverty and Governance together with the Center for Latin American Studies will host a conference on May 18-19 to explore how governance impacts the provision of public goods...

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...

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...

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...

People

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