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International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Scholarly Publications

Development Challenges, Tuition Barriers and High School Education in China

December 2009

China has made remarkable progress along the path of economic transformation over the past three decades.

Can Information and Counseling Help Students from Poor Rural Areas Go To High School? Evidence from China

June 2013

Parental Childcare and Children's Educational Attainment: Evidence from China

December 2005

This paper examines the determinants of child educational attainment.

News

REAP Summer "Fresh" Training Course for Migrant School Teachers Opens in Beijing

July 2009

The Summer "Fresh" 2009 training course for migrant school teachers opened today at Zhongchu Hotel and Training Center, near Bajiao, with a talk by Brian Sharbono from Stanford University, the...

REAP Co-Director wins award for pioneering collaboration

March 2008

Scott Douglas Rozelle and Lothar Reh are both scientists but their disciplines are as different as chalk and cheese - the only thing in common is their long association with China.

China's Minister of Science and Technology presents REAP Director with distinguished collaborator award

November 2009

Wan Gang, China's Minister of Science and Technology, and Bai Chunli, Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, presented REAP Director Scott Rozelle with the 2009 Award for Collaboration...

Events

International Workshop on Rural Education Policy

August 21, 2009

A REAP-sponsored workshop designed to target foundation and non-profit managers and executives, researchers and government officials.

Program Evaluation Training

August 22, 2009

A REAP-sponsored workshop lead by REAP affiliate Paul Gewwe (University of Minnesota) designed to target foundation and non-profit managers and executives, researchers and government officials....

Projects

"Across the Pacific" Curriculum Project

Student-aged children in the United States have a poor understanding of China's history, development, and current affairs.
English

Peer Tutoring vs. Paying for Grades

Migrant children in a suburb outside Beijing Over the past three decades, hundreds of millions of rural Chinese have migrated to cities in search of new opportunities created by China’s...
English

One Laptop Per Child

Is a One-Laptop-Per-Child (OLPC) program an effective way to narrow the digital and educational divides in China?
English

Multimedia

Welcome to the Annual REAP Trip!

July 2014

Learn what it's like to participate in the annual REAP trip - an unparalleled chance to see REAP in action and learn firsthand about China's ongoing development challenges.

REAP at a Glance

July 2014

Learn the basics of REAP's approach and our research areas of interest in this short documentary.

The Rural Education Action Project

July 2014

What makes REAP's research approach so innovative to begin with? This documentary details how REAP's collaborative, empirical approach position the organization to alleviate poverty on a large scale.

People

Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Di Mo Postdoc Fellow
Renfu Luo Program Manager, REAP-China
Hongbin Li Affiliate
Xiangzhi Kong Affiliate
Sean Sylvia Affiliated Faculty
Tao Li Affiliate
Yingquan Song Affiliate
Xiaobing Wang Research Associate, REAP-China
Xiaochen Ma Lecturer
Linxiu Zhang Director, REAP-China