The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative intent on ending the cycle of poverty in developing economies. Seed's integrated approach addresses multiple fronts across multiple time horizons.
Immediate Impact: Seed Transformation Program
The Seed Transformation Program (STP) drives immediate impact through leadership training, general management sessions, networking, and coaching for founders/senior leaders of existing enterprises in Africa.
Growing enterprises benefit regions in which they operate not only through job creation for themselves and their vendors, but also by offering innovative products and services that benefit the poor directly.
Video: African CEOs talk about how SEED's Transformation Program has impacted them and their companies.
Seed Student Programs introduce students to the challenges and opportunities of doing business in developing economies, and are designed to inspire current Stanford students in becoming globally engaged citizens and leaders.
Today's students become tomorrow's leaders who will set the agenda and prioritize social and economic issues according to their experiences and world view.
Video: Overview of Seed Student Programs, including students talking about their internship experiences in Africa.
World Bank chief presents plan to end extreme poverty, prevent pandemic
Speaking at the inaugural conference of the Stanford Global Development and Poverty Initiative, Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, lauded faculty and students for their multidisciplinary approach in tackling poverty and improving public health. Read more...