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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.

A new paper in Science by Stanford King Center on Global Development researchers documents progress in using satellite imagery and machine learning techniques to study development trends.
King Center Fellow Nina R. Brooks, PhD ’20, is part of a team of Stanford researchers exploring how to reduce pollution from brick kilns in Bangladesh.
The Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab conducts critical research through a collaboration among academics, health-care providers and frontline trafficking experts and prosecutors, using promising innovations in modern data science.
Catherine Thomas, a PhD candidate in social psychology and Stanford King Center on Global Development research funding recipient, traveled to Niger to help facilitate community discussions around women’s economic development.