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Jan 24 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
Research led by Grant Miller found that abortion rates rose in sub-Saharan Africa when U.S. funding was restricted.
Dec 13 2016 | Posted In: Graduate Student Profiles
Stanford graduate students confronted the difficulties of fieldwork in a developing country: frequent power outages, unreliable internet access, and a broader context of rising ethnic tensions and anti-government protests.
Oct 18 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
For 35 years, Marcel Fafchamps has seen one proposal after another for helping the poor come into vogue, vanish and reappear. The problem, he says, is that one-size-fits-all solutions to poverty in the developing world tend to be driven from the top-down.
Aug 2 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Scott Rozelle’s research encapsulates the multidisciplinary nature of rural development, spanning from agricultural productivity to the nutritional value of school lunches to parenting routines.
Jul 5 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
India's branchless banking program has led to an unprecedented increase in access to banks for the rural poor. But can it help households save?
May 16 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Pascaline Dupas has spent a good chunk of the last decade conducting experiments to determine how best to price, target and distribute essential health products in developing countries.
Apr 25 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
When policymakers tackle poverty alleviation, they often overlook a critical element: migration. But understanding why people move or don’t move matters, says Melanie Morten, who is working on mathematically modeling migration.
Apr 1 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
How did legalizing abortion affect women's contraceptive use in Nepal?
Mar 3 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
In a world where the mercury is rising, Marshall Burke examines how warming temperatures will affect global output.
Feb 9 2016 | Posted In: Graduate Student Profiles
Michela Giorcelli, a SCID Graduate Student Fellow, took a look at post World War II Europe to find that skill-building training can have more of an impact in a developing country than newfangled machinery alone.
Jan 19 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Pollution is often accepted as an unavoidable cost of China's industrial and economic boom. But Hongbin Li is proving that trade-off is shaving years from people’s lives.
Jan 5 2016 | Posted In: Field Notes
SCID India Program Director Anjini Kochar discusses paradoxes from the field.