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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Call for applications: 2018-19 Postdoctoral fellowship in contemporary Asia

September 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford is now accepting applications for the Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Asia, an opportunity made available to two...

Mortality declines in rural China yet no clear link to universal health insurance

September 2017

Rural areas of China have made remarkable progress in reducing adult mortality within the past 15 years yet broadened health insurance was not a casual factor in that decline, according to a new...

China faces its future of urbanization

May 2017

China’s growth in cities has been unprecedented over the past decade, and the urbanization policies the government put in place, while achieving notable successes, continue to face systemic...

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

Shorenstein APARC selects two postdoctoral fellows for 2017-18 academic year

February 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in pursuit of training the next generation of scholars on contemporary Asia, has selected two postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-18 academic...

US election: Shorenstein APARC experts respond

December 2016

Scholars and affiliates of Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and experts in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies have offered commentary to media about...

Shorenstein APARC releases annual Center Overview for 2015-16

November 2016

As 2017 approaches, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center documents highlights from the 2015-16 academic year.

Call for applications: Postdoctoral fellowship in contemporary Asia

September 2016

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford is now accepting applications for the Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Asia, an opportunity made available to two...

Call for papers: Conference on the economics of ageing

July 2016

The Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in collaboration with scholars from Stanford Health Policy's Center on Demography and Economics of Health and...

FSI scholars visit US Pacific Command Headquarters

February 2016

Seventeen faculty members and researchers from Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies were hosted at U.S.

At Stanford, UN leader calls for global action

June 2015

The United Nations has thus far fulfilled its charter to prevent a third world war, but with 60 million refugees, continued bloodshed with unresolved civil conflicts and terrorism spreading like...

U.S. and Asia experts seek solutions to economic aspects of aging in China and India

March 2013

How China and India resolve the challenge of supporting their elderly while maintaining economic advancement despite shrinking working-age cohorts will strongly shape their future and may provide...

New Stanford Asia Health Policy research fellows selected

May 2012

AHPP looks forward to welcoming its incoming 2012-13 research fellows from Mongolian Medical University, the University of Hawai'i, and Harvard.

Exploring China's formidable cigarette industry

March 2012

How has the cigarette become so integrated into the fabric of everyday life across the People's Republic of China? To get to the heart of this question, a diverse group of experts met Mar.

Cambodia's successful battle against HIV/AIDS

November 2011

When Siyan Yi was a medical student in Cambodia 12 years ago, he volunteered with a collaborative government-NGO project to provide young women at high risk for HIV/AIDS -- the victims of sexual...

Eggleston considers China's ability to adjust to demographic change

July 2011

Can social, economic, and policy changes turn a period of growing old-age dependency into one of positive opportunity and growth in China?

Innovative student research focusing on the Asia-Pacific region

May 2011

As an undergraduate student majoring in East Asian studies, Crystal Zheng spent two summers conducting extensive HIV/AIDS-related field research in China's Yunnan province and Shenzhen special...

Pre-doctoral RA-ships for the study of Asian demographic change

May 2011

The Asia Health Policy Program of the Walter H.

New Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellows

March 2011

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H.

Comparative policy responses to demographic change in East Asia

February 2011

East Asia's demographic landscape is rapidly changing and comparative academic research is crucial to help guide well-informed decisions in the many policy areas that are affected, such as security...

On demographic change in East Asia: An interview with Karen Eggleston

November 2010

This year, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) has engaged in leading-edge research on demographic change in East Asia.