Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. 

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. 

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

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Research Looks at Policy Fix for Hepatitis C Infections in Prisons

August 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, to guarantee prisoners a minimum basic level of health care. Yet even...

Federalism Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

April 2020

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in the federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state and local governments, argues...

Karen Eggleston Examines China’s Looming Demographic Crisis, in Fateful Decisions

February 2020

China has tremendous resources, both human and financial, but it may now be facing a perfect storm of challenges.

The Pitfalls of Outsourcing Public Welfare & Healthcare

October 2019

When it comes to rooting out wasteful spending in federal entitlement programs, attention has long focused on preventing beneficiaries from gaming the system.

U.S. Foreign Policy to Restrict Abortion Funding Results in More Abortions

June 2019

A foreign policy enacted by American presidents opposing abortion results in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies, according to new research by...

Marcella Alsan wins Arrow Award for research on medical legacy of Tuskegee Study

April 2019

Marcella Alsan and Marianne Wanamaker are recipients of this year’s prestigious Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Associationfor research that shows the health of African-American...

The common denominator to improving health in developing countries: Democracy

March 2019

A new study led by Stanford Health Policy's Tara Templin and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes...

Beijing Workshop Explores Options for Interventions in Civil Wars

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and the School for International Studies at Peking University recently co-hosted the...

The collision of civil war and threat of global pandemics

October 2017

There are 30 civil wars underway around the globe, where civilians are dealing with death and destruction as well as public health emergencies exacerbated by the deadly march of conflict.Yemen is...

Guatemala project inspires and motivates Stanford medical student

June 2016

Bawel is one of a few lucky medical students to travel with Stanford pediatrician Paul Wise, MD, MPH, to San Lucas Tolimán, a town in the mountains of rural Guatemala that serves as a base for his...

“Doctor Pablo’s” Children in Crisis Initiative creates app to improve child health

June 2016

A Stanford team has created a “nutrition surveillance” app that can help boost nutrition for children in some of the world’s poorest and most remote regions.

Study: Promoting abstinence, fidelity for HIV prevention is ineffective

May 2016

In a study of nearly 500,000 individuals in 22 countries, researchers could not find any evidence that these programs had an impact on changing individual behavior.

Fieldwork Fail: FSI Faculty Share Lessons Learned the Hard Way

March 2016

"What do I do about the chickens?"When assistant professor of medicine Eran Bendavid began a study on livestock in African households to determine impact on childhood health, he'd already...

The impact of war and conflict on child health

June 2015

In this video, Paul Wise, the Richard E.

Stanford researchers launch new approach to health policy in India

March 2014

Grant Miller and Nomita Divi are spearheading the Stanford India Health Policy Initiative, a program that rethinks health care in India.

Stanford researchers: Feds likely miscalculated health care costs

September 2013

With millions of Americans eligible for subsidies to buy health insurance, Stanford Health Policy's Jay Bhattacharya shows the government may have underestimated its costs by billions of dollars.

Austerity programs hurt children, say Stanford scholars

July 2013

As governments slash programs for the poor, FSI Senior Fellow Paul Wise says there is an urgent need to discuss the impact of austerity measures on children's health.

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

February 2013

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education...

Stanford study shows no evidence that international health aid is wasted

May 2012

In June 2012, Stanford researchers Rajaie Batniji and Eran Bendavid retracted the research findings explained in the following article.

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

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