China’s status as a global power makes it a key player in alleviating poverty—at home and beyond. With that leadership comes challenges: China itself faces a number of obstacles, including a deteriorating environment, widening inequality, corruption, and political uncertainty. Identifying the roots of these and other challenges in order to craft meaningful solutions requires unbiased, state-of-the-art research.
The China Program at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development provides crucial insights into these challenges and necessary remedies through its network of researchers within Stanford and strategic collaborators in government, the private sector, and educational institutions across China and the globe.
Research and Collaboration
The China Program brings together leaders in a variety of disciplines to generate actionable, data-driven analyses that can inform real-world solutions. Program-supported research by Stanford scholars and their partners is helping to advance the understanding of key issues facing China, including:
To foster the sharing of ideas, the China Program regularly hosts conferences, meetings, and lectures held at Stanford and in China with partners in the U.S., China, and the rest of the world.
The China Program enhances the Stanford student experience through research grants, conferences and other events, and experiential learning via on-the-ground programs led by affiliated faculty and scholars.