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Impact

We want our research to have a profound and far-reaching impact on the world’s poor.

Collaboration among academics, policymakers, development organizations, and business leaders is key to making progress. When research insights reach the people who are shaping policy and practice in the developing world, great things can happen. And when the people who are working on the front lines share their experiences with us, it stimulates new research ideas that can make an even greater impact.

While the impact of our research is often hard to measure in a moment, we are constantly striving to turn insights into action, to make progress, to change lives.

These stories reveal how the King Center’s research is working to make an impact.

Stanford researchers involved with the Data for Development initiative harness satellite imagery and AI to help fight poverty in Africa
Melodie Liu and Alisha Zhao spent the summer in Jakarta, Indonesia, as Summer Undergrdatue Field Research Assistants working with a local NGO, the Institute for an Independent Judiciary.
Some spice processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to imbue turmeric with a bright yellow color prized for curries and other traditional dishes, elevating blood lead levels in Bangladeshis.
At the Stanford China Economic Forum, scholars and international business leaders discussed the innovation that comes from China and U.S. collaboration. They also addressed the risks of that relationship unraveling.

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