As the year comes to a close, the snow still has not completely melted in the city of Shangluo, 167 kilometers southeast of Xi’an. On Wednesday, February 11th, 33-year-old Bo Li and 31-year-old Shuxia Yan climb the steep, snow-covered sloping road to the village of Heigouhe in Shangzhen, Danfeng county.
REAP's biggest goal is to connect action-based research with effective policy change that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of China's rural poor families. Our recently completed Teacher Performance Pay project was designed with policy change in mind.
An article in The Economist published on January 10th, 2015, explores the new direction taken by China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, focusing in particular on REAP's Parenting Program as a part of this shift.