Skip to:

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 Projects

Records 24 / 39

India Colloquia 2017-2018

*/ In 2016, the Walter H.

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.

A New India? The Impact of Twenty-Five Years of Reforms

In 2014, Indian voters gave Narendra Modi and the BJP a mandate to accelerate India’s economic reforms and revitalize its foreign relations, in particular with the United States and with partners...

Event Series

Event SeriesKorean Studies Colloquium SeriesKorea-U.S. West Coast Strategic ForumKoret WorkshopKoret Distinguished Lecture SeriesHana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers 

China’s Conflicting Policy Directions

A climate of uncertainty marks the Xi administration’s second year in power.

Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project

 [Stanford Silicon Valley - New Japan Project Website]  Motivation There has been by a heightened interest in Silicon Valley as an innovation system.

Diversity and Tolerance in Korea and Asia

A new research collaborative examines diversity issues and challenges in Korea and greater Asia.

Engaging North Korea

Rapidly changing circumstances continue to shape relations on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia.

Global Talent and Innovation

A central focus of the research efforts at Shorenstein APARC is to analyze the bridges linking Asia and the United States.

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary Teachers was established at the Korean Studies Program in 2012 with the generous support of Hana Financial Group.

Information Technology in Japan and Asia

Information technology (IT) is one of the transformative forces in the world today.

Japan’s Transforming Political Economy and Finance

A sustained interest of the Japan Studies Program is to analyze Japan’s transforming political economy and finance.

Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia

Launched in January 2011, Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia is a three-year research initiative at the Walter H.

The Silicon Valley Project

ADVISORY BOARDMissionThe Silicon Valley Project at Stanford Graduate School of Business focuses on the dynamics, transformation and sustainability of Silicon Valley.

Koret Workshop

The Koret Workshop is organized by the Korea Program to bring together an international panel of experts in Korean affairs. The Korea Program established the Koret Fellowship in 2008 with generous...

Globalization of Services Conference

Asia's generally dismal record up to 1990 as a provider of brand-name services, despite efforts by Japan and Korea in banking, retail and software, turned around in the 1990s with the rise of China...

Tokyo in a Season of Turmoil

As the winter turns to spring and the cherry trees blossom, Japan confronts challenges in every domain: economics and business, security and defense, diplomacy and politics.  The troubled global...

Reckoning with the Past: Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Asia

This colloquia will bring several scholars to Stanford to discuss the "history problem" in a series of lectures analyzing the ways in which past conflict has or has not been addressed and resolved...

History Textbooks and the War in Asia

History Textbooks and the War in Asia is the first phase of the Divided Memories and Reconciliation project.  It carries out a comparative examination of the high school history textbooks in those...

Late Democratization in Pacific Asia

March 2018

Professor Thompson builds on Barrington Moore's insight that there are different "paths to the modern" world.

Worker Identities and the Origins of Capital in Vietnam

March 2018

The Vietnamese government legalized strikes in 1995. Since then Vietnamese workers have gone on strike more than 1,500 times.

Entrepreneurship in Japan: New Patterns After Post-Bubble Reforms

After the end of the bubble economy in Japan in the early 1990s, policymakers legislated an ambitious program to reform corporate governance, finance, and education.

Health Service Delivery in the Asia-Pacific: Ownership, Payment Incentives, and Chronic Disease Management

This theme encompasses research on the role of the private sector and public-private partnerships; payment incentives and their impact on patients and providers; organizational innovation,...

China's Quest for Independent Innovation

No longer satisfied with China's role as the "world's factory", Chinese government leaders have launched a campaign for 2010 focused on "independent innovation".


Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Samantha Vortherms Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration
George Krompacky Publications Manager
Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin