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Impact

We want our research to have a profound and far-reaching impact on the world’s poor.

Collaboration among academics, policymakers, development organizations, and business leaders is key to making progress. When research insights reach the people who are shaping policy and practice in the developing world, great things can happen. And when the people who are working on the front lines share their experiences with us, it stimulates new research ideas that can make an even greater impact.

While the impact of our research is often hard to measure in a moment, we are constantly striving to turn insights into action, to make progress, to change lives.

These stories reveal how the Center’s research is working to make an impact.

While most business research in the developing world focuses on finance, Stanford professor Steve Anderson is testing a different set of interventions: marketing.
Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science and a faculty affiliate of the Center on Global Poverty and Development and at the Center for South Asia at Stanford, shares his research experience and motivation.
Christopher LeBoa and Sofia Ali, two Stanford seniors, spent the summer in Senegal researching the disease schistosomiasis. They recently shared their field research experience with the Center.
Artificial intelligence, education, financial technology, and U.S.-China relations were among the topics that nearly 500 scholars, business leaders, and Stanford alumni delved into during the Stanford China Economic Forum.

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