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Aerial view of the Gunn building and adjacent courtyard at Stanford University
Mar 20, 2017

The Stanford Center for International Development is pleased to announce a request for proposals for SCID’s graduate student research grant program in international economic development.

View of the Gunn building and adjacent courtyard at Stanford University
Mar 17, 2017

SCID is pleased to announce that two Stanford economics PhD students have been selected to receive Ronald McKinnon Memorial Fellowships.

SIEPR courtyard
May 6, 2017
This event aims to give PhD students from U.S. institutions a chance to present their research and learn about what other students are working on in applied micro topics related to development economics and political economy. 
SIEPR entryway
May 12, 2017

The 2017 Conference on Development Economics will be held at Stanford University. This two-day conference is jointly sponsored by SCID and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). 

A female farmer stands in a maize field in rural Kenya.
Feb 17, 2017
SCID Faculty Affiliate Marshall Burke and fellow researchers have developed a new capability for estimating crop yields from space. Measuring yields could improve productivity and eventually reduce hunger.
Women and their kids sit on the porch of the Wellbody Clinic in a rural area of Sierra Leone.
Jan 24, 2017
Research led by SCID Director Grant Miller found that abortion rates rose in sub-Saharan Africa when U.S. funding was restricted.