SEED's research agenda is guided by three fundamental principles:
Research on innovations in developing economies is best conducted using a multi-disciplinary approach. Therefore, it is critical to build and support a strong interdisciplinary research network.
Tightly Linked to SEED's On the Ground Work
SEED research is tightly linked to our on the ground work. This local context will provide potential research ideas and problem definitions, partnerships for research execution, data collection, feedback and evaluation opportunities, and a setting for potential implementation.
Educational in Nature
As part of Stanford University, SEED research is educational in nature. We are educating both undergraduate and graduate level Stanford students and a broad public audience as research findings will be widely disseminated for educational purposes.