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 Events

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COVID-19 and Policy Responses in South and Southeast Asia

May 13, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

COVID-19: The Economic Impact in China

April 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by the King Center on Global Development and Shorenstein APARC, this virtual panel discusses the impacts of the coronavirus pandemics on China's urban and rural employment and its...

Topics in Health Policy in Korea and China

February 20, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

Cost-effectiveness of Interventions to Control Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in Low- and Middle- Income Countries

January 21, 2020

More than 80% of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) burden now lies in low and middle-income countries.

The Value of Health Insurance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India

January 17, 2020

Given the significant health risks faced by households in developing countries, publicly provided health insurance may confer important benefits.

Unresponsiveness to Microfinance: Evidence from Chinese Poverty Reduction Practices

November 15, 2019

The extraordinary achievement of Chinese poverty reduction practice has been well acknowledged.

Diabetes Health Policy in Thailand

October 22, 2019

Diabetes is a significant problem worldwide and especially for developing countries including Thailand, where the disease has increased in prevalence rapidly, resulting in high healthcare...

“Healthy China 2030” Implementation: Challenges and Progress Nationally and in Zhejiang Province

October 7, 2019

This seminar will present empirical evidence about policies to promote healthy lifestyles in China from a professor and a policymaker from the PRC.As a result of economic growth, urbanization,...

Sleepless in Chennai: The Consequences of Increasing Sleep Among the Urban Poor?

August 12, 2019

Co-sponsored by Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) and Center for South Asia (CSA).One-third of our time is dedicated to sleep, yet little is known about the levels and consequences of sleep...

Fertility Behavior and Fertility in China: Past, Present and Near Future

April 15, 2019

China possesses a large amount of historical demographic data showing that it has been a population giant in the world for at least two thousand years.

Health Policy in Nepal: The Role of Community Health Workers

March 22, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by Shorenstein APARC's Asia Health Policy Program and the Center for South AsiaIn this colloquium, Dr.

Health, Retirement and Long Term Care in China and Singapore

March 19, 2019

This seminar features two scholars discussing their research on health, retirement, and long-term care in China and Singapore. First Dr.

Health and Medical Care in North Korea: First-hand Perspectives

January 31, 2019

This panel discussion, moderated by Andray Abrahamian (Stanford APARC), will discuss health and medical care in North Korea. Physicians Kee Park (Harvard Medical School) and David S.

Healthy Aging in Asia: Assessing the Net Value of Chronic Disease Management

December 20, 2018

Improvements in medical treatment have clearly contributed to significant increases in medical spending, yet there is relatively little quantitative evidence on whether the rise in expenditure is ...

Chinese Physicians Under Assault: Reading the Landscape of Hospital Violence in China

November 27, 2018

This study focused on an important but often overlooked aspect of safety in medicine: physician safety.

Is Preventive Care Worth the Cost? Evidence from Mandatory Checkups in Japan

September 26, 2018

This event is jointly sponsored by the Asia Health Policy Program and the Japan Program at the Walter H.

Private Roles for Public Goals in China and the U.S.: Contracting, Collaboration, and Delegation

September 17, 2018

China and the United States both have public needs that far outstrip the abilities of their governments alone to deliver.  Zeckhauser and Donahue will discuss their book (joint with Karen Eggleston...

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Health and Long-term Care in China

September 17, 2018

The event has reached the maximum capacity of the room. We are no longer accepting RSVPs.The world is aging rapidly, and China’s older population is growing faster than in any other country.

Nutrition, Health, and Human Capital Development: Evidence from South Korea, 1946–1977

April 16, 2018

The major objectives of this paper are: 1) to investigate how local nutritional availability in early childhood and in adolescence affected health and human capital development; 2) to explore if...

Universal Health Coverage in Lower Mekong Countries - Are Vulnerable Populations Left Behind?

March 20, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Asia Health Policy Program and the Southeast Asia ProgramAchieving universal health coverage is one of the UN's Social Development Goals.

The Children Are All Right: Revisiting the Impact of Parental Migration in the Philippines

February 7, 2018

Using previously unexamined nationally representative data from the Philippines, this study employs detailed measures of children’s welfare and addresses biases related to endogeneity of parental...

Global Type 2 diabetes – More Than What Meets the Eye

January 16, 2018

The Asia Health Policy Program hosted jointly with the School of Medicine,Health Research and Policy Department, Division of EpidemiologySpeaker bio: K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA.

Patient Cost Sharing and Healthcare Utilization in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

November 3, 2017

This seminar exploits longitudinal claims data and a cost-sharing subsidy that has exempted copayment and coinsurance of healthcare service for children under the age of 3 in Taiwan.  We conduct a...

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