SCID’s research initiatives support clusters of Stanford scholars working on areas in international development. Our current initiatives include:
The Firms and Global Productivity initiative seeks to understand the underlying forces that drive productivity and how those forces affect economic growth in developing countries.
The Stanford Economic Development Research Initiative (SEDRI) is carrying out wide-ranging multiyear studies of the social, economic, and political conditions in African cities.
The Financial Inclusion in India initiative examines critical factors that impact India’s drive to extend financial services to the poor, especially outside of urban areas.
The Health and Demographic Change in China initiative conducts research to help fill key gaps in assessing the effects of China’s evolving health policies.