Program on Poverty and Governance
Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law The Governance Project Stanford University




About the Program on Poverty and Governance

In its broadest sense, development requires not simply sustained, robust levels of overall economic growth, but diminishing (and ultimately eliminating) absolute poverty and profound economic inequalities. Effective public action and good governance are essential to bringing about the conditions that create wealth, allow markets to function, and eliminate poverty. Read more »

Conference Overview
Stanford conference on violence and policing in Latin America and the United States

Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists gathered at Stanford for a two-day conference to examine violence and policing in Latin America and the United States. The April conference, hosted by the Program on Poverty and Governance, highlighted the work being implemented by law enforcement, entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations to reduce violence in major cities.


In the Field
In Rio's slums, Stanford students examine social policy up close

In June 2013, Beatriz Magaloni, director of PovGov, led the Stanford Bing Overseas Studies Program to Brazil. The three-week seminar entitled, “Rio de Janeiro: A Cultural and Political Social History,” drew 15 outstanding and diverse Stanford undergraduate students eager to experience life in Latin America’s largest country.



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