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Our mission

We enable a multidisciplinary community of Stanford scholars to conduct path-breaking research, shape policy and practice, and train and inspire a diverse new generation of global leaders.

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NEW STORY: What headlines don’t tell you about global migration, and what Stanford researchers can

More people than ever live outside the country of their birth—281,000,000 migrants. To put it in perspective, if migrants formed their own country, it would be the fourth most populous country in the world, after China, India, and the United States. But why did they leave their home? Where are they going? Do they plan to return? Can they? Where would they be most likely to thrive? Stanford researchers affiliated with the King Center are at the forefront of research that seeks to answer those questions and many more.

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Graduate student programs

The King Center supports Stanford doctoral student research, particularly field-based work in middle- and low-income countries, by offering research funding and fellowships, as well as community events.

Learn more about how to get involved as a PhD student
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Student spotlight

Undergraduate research assistants help expand entrepreneurial opportunities for refugees

Natalie Milan and Faith Zehfuss received King Center funding to research and help facilitate a 10-week entrepreneurship program for refugees in Uganda.

Read more about how they expanded the program’s enrollment
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Postdoctoral fellow feature

Q&A with King Center Postdoctoral Fellow Karmini Sharma

Sharma describes her research, which primarily focuses on the economics of gender, and talks about why she would recommend the King Center's Postdoctoral Fellows Program.

Read about Karmini's experience
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Our vision

We accelerate the end of global poverty.

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Our impact

The King Center supports research that tests promising innovations and scalable solutions to address poverty in emerging economies.

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Where we work

View our interactive map to explore our research areas and learn more about work by King Center affiliates.