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The potential and challenges of customer feedback in the public sector

January 29, 2016

AbstractThis talk will present the Pakistan Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program (CFMP), which, leveraging the ubiquitous presence of ordinary cell phones, aims to fight petty corruption, improve...

Contemporary Challenges in Global Public Health: A Discussion on How Health is an Integral Aspect of the Overall Development and Sustainability Landscape

May 2, 2014

For nearly 70 years, CARE has been serving individuals and families in the world's poorest communities.

The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance: A Report of The Asia Foundation

February 27, 2014

  Abstract: Subnational conflict is the most widespread, enduring, and deadly form of conflict in Asia.

Health and Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

February 6, 2014

Abstract:The peoples of Burma/Myanmar have faced military rule, human rights violations, and poor health outcomes for decades.

Are Crowdsourced Maps the Future of Community Self-Governance? Food, Land, and Water

January 10, 2014

AbstractEarlier generations of radicals understood themselves to be in an ongoing battle against the privatization of land and water.  They instrumentalized maps in the court system as a tool for...

*Change of Speaker* Geography and Gridlock in the United States

November 21, 2013

Speaker bio: Jonathan Rodden is a professor in the political science department at Stanford who works on the comparative political economy of institutions.

University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy:Triumph of the BRICs?

October 31, 2013

Speaker bio: Martin Carnoy is the Vida Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University School of Education.

Petroleum to the People: Africa's Coming Resource Curse and How to Avoid It

September 26, 2013

Abstract: In the coming decade new oil discoveries in Africa will leave fragile democracies vulnerable to corruption, patronage and rent seeking behavior.

Can Cash Transfers Save Countries from Resource Windfalls?

May 7, 2013

Abstract: The discovery of oil or gas in a poor country is potentially beneficial and, simultaneously, potentially calamitous.

Going Beyond Form-Based Governance Indicators and 'Reforms as Signals' in Development

April 25, 2013

Abstract: The last few decades have seen a growth in the number and influence of governance indicators in development. These indicators shape the institutional reform agenda in many countries.

Mere Straws in the Wind or Genuine Change? Society, Culture and Public Opinion under China's New Leadership

March 14, 2013

Early returns suggest that it may not be business as usual in state-society relations, with the Party-state being compelled to respond to an increasingly discontented and vocal society, and that a...

The World Bank and IFC's Doing Business Project: A Template for Promoting Economic Reforms?

January 31, 2013

Abstract: The World Bank and IFC's Doing Business project has used indicators capturing important dimensions of the business environment to catalyze reforms in a large number of countries.

The Power of 'Open': Collective Intelligence, Crowdsourcing and Co-creation

October 18, 2012

AbstractThe manifestations of 'open' are permeating the society enabled by the rise of participatory culture and improved communication technologies.

Conceptualizing and Measuring the Rule of Law

May 24, 2012

Abstract: We present a new framework for conceptualizing and assessing the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law in practice.

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...

Democratic Transition and Development in the Arab World

April 26, 2012

The third ARD annual conference examineي the challenges, key issues, and ways forward for social and economic development in the Arab world during this period of democratic transition.  Day One -...

Politics and Governance

April 9, 2012

Abstract:   Most measures of governance appear to focus on the situation of the average citizen, operating under the implicit assumption that societies offer the same level of governance to all...

SAID Annual Conference: Rethinking Reform Innovations in Improving Governance

March 3, 2012

The Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) and partners present the 2012 SAID Annual Conference entitled, Rethinking Reform: Innovations in Improving Governance. The keynote...

Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa: Evidence from Policy and Field Experiments

February 7, 2012

Abstract Mobile phone coverage and adoption has grown substantially over the past decade, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. In the absence of public goods infrastructure in many countries, mobile...

Russia’s Public Health Crisis: Examining the Politcal Causes of Dismal Health Outcomes Since the Collapse of Communism

January 27, 2012

In spite of the economic advances and increases in GDP since the collapse of communism, Russia suffers from a range of dismal public health outcomes reminiscent of a much poorer country.

In the Middle of the Storm: Development and Governance in the Arab World

December 6, 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law,  The Safadi Foundation USA, The Center for International Private Enterprise ...

Politics, Child Mortality, and Health System Development in Tanzania and Uganda

October 17, 2011

Kevin Croke recently defended his PhD dissertation in the International Development program at Johns Hopkins-SAIS.  His dissertation, "Foreign Aid, Child Survival and Health System Strengthening in...

Bruce Jones and Francis Fukuyama on the World Bank's Development Report

June 2, 2011

Bruce Jones will present on the World Bank's 2011 World Development Report, on "Conflict, Security and Development." The report, which is the World Bank's flagship annual research product, reviews...

Creating Sustainable Livelihoods in Poor Regions

April 14, 2011

Claire Hunsaker, VP of Product Management and Strategy: Claire manages Samasource's microwork platform, worker training and management tools, and corporate websites.

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Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education