Research insights generated by the King Center’s multidisciplinary community of Stanford scholars help to provide a better understanding of critical issues, as well as create scalable solutions and inform policies and implementation efforts.
Read examples of how the King Center has contributed to building the evidence base on global poverty alleviation challenges and solutions, and learn more about promising innovations and new results in the fight against global poverty.
Working to secure a food staple
PhD student Tianmei Wang is exploring how climate change will affect rice yields in China using novel remote sensing technology.Read more about Tianmei and how she's mapping arsenic distribution in soil
Human trafficking in Brazil
The King Center's interdisciplinary initiative focused on human trafficking conducts critical research through a collaboration among academics, healthcare providers, and frontline trafficking experts and prosecutors, using promising innovations in modern data science.Learn about the implications of this innovative research
Impact at scale
Learn how our affiliates' work is having a broad impact in the world by informing policy, influencing decision makers, and jump-starting action.
Satellites for sustainable development
A paper in Science by King Center researchers documents how new techniques to study development trends using satellite imagery and machine learning are now used by governments and the private sector.Read how King Center researchers are paving the way in this field
Stanford researcher finds lead in South Asian turmeric and jumpstarts a bigger movement
Researchers part of the King Center initiative focused on lead exposure have shown that turmeric is a key contributor to lead levels in rural Bangladeshis.See how this research has informed policy decisions by the Bangladeshi government and others