Since its launch, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development has engaged researchers, students and leaders from both the private and public sector to offer insights on some of the greatest challenges of global development.
Economist Sendhil Mullainathan spoke at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development on January 16, 2018 about the varied ways in which machine learning technology could change the way we approach poverty alleviation policies. Citing examples that ranged from using cell phone data to... Read More
New research by Grant Miller and Kim Singer Babiarz indicates that the availability of modern contraceptives alone can keep young girls in the classroom longer, likely because their parents develop greater expectations for their daughters’ long-term health outcomes and economic opportunities.
The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG), and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development are jointly organizing the 11th International Conference on “Migration and Development” on July 5 and 6, 2018. The conference is... Read More
Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and Center on Global Poverty and Development faculty affiliate Amit Seru was among a team that analyzed 200 years of patents from periods of historic innovation bursts to determine the social impact of epic spikes of inventing. They applied big data... Read More
The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development will offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work at the Kakatiya Sandbox in Nizamabad, Telangana, India for four weeks in the summer of 2018. This opportunity is being offered under the guidance of India Program Director... Read More
The fifth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held at Stanford University on June 14-15, 2018. It will cover various topics pertinent to firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), and the Stanford... Read More
By Veronica Marian
Many Stanford undergraduates travel during their summer vacations. But for some, their travels are more about work than leisure. Rhea Karuturi and Daniel Crisóstomo Wainstock spent ten weeks during their summer vacation conducting field research in India and Côte d’Ivoire through... Read More
By Veronica Marian
With civil conflicts, climate change, and the number of displaced people all on the rise, the fight against poverty is likely to become more difficult in the coming years.
But that bleak message — delivered by Nigeria’s former finance minister during the launch of the Stanford... Read More