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.

News

Local Democracy in Action: Stories from the Field

August 2022

CDDRL's Leadership Network for Change and the Center for International Private Enterprise awarded collaboration grants to six teams of alumni to foster cooperation and strengthen democratic...

Stanford summer fellowship crafts next generation of global leaders

August 2022

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program reconvened in person for the first time, bringing budding leaders together with the world’s most influential democracy scholars.

Meet the 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows

June 2022

Fellows will arrive at Stanford at the end of July to begin the three-week training program that provides a forum for civil society leaders to exchange experiences and receive academic and policy...

Old Events

Funding Social Entrepreneurship in the Global Sphere: The UniversalGiving Story

February 10, 2014

Pamela Hawley is founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, a social entrepreneurship nonprofit organization whose vision is to “create a world where giving and volunteering is a natural part of everyday...

Building Cities In the Desert: A Way Out of Internment Camps for Refugees?

May 6, 2013

Bio: Emily Arnold-Fernández is the executive director of Asylum Access, an innovative international nonprofit that transforms the human rights landscape for refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin...

Projects

Program on Social Entrepreneurship

"Transforming ripples into waves of transformational change across the world" Vision: The Program on Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law...
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Multimedia

The Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

      CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.    The interview took place on May 30...