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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.

Recent Multimedia

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Perfecting Parenting

June 2015

In rural China, many parents don't talk to or play with their babies. This can stunt their socio-emotional and cognitive development. Watch how we're studying the effects of improved parenting practices on child development.

Nourishing the Future: Nutrition for China's Rural Babies

July 2014

Learn how the REAP team tested the cognitive and motor development of 2,000 rural Chinese babies.

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.

Paying for Performance in China's Battle Against Anemia

July 2014

Millions of students in China’s poor rural schools have anemia. Why is it that so little is being done to overcome this invisible epidemic?

Technology and Education: Computer Assisted Learning in Poor Migrant Schools

July 2014

Can educational software serve as a remedial aid in chronically under resourced schools? The Chinese government has committed billions of dollars to placing computers in schools across China.

Anemia: Rural China's Invisible Epidemic

July 2014

REAP is dedicated to understanding and addressing the problem of iron deficiency and anemia in rural China: its consequences for health and education, and practical solutions for families and schools. 

People

Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Di Mo Postdoc Fellow
Xiaochen Ma Lecturer
Tao Li Affiliate
Yingquan Song Affiliate
Xiaobing Wang Research Associate, REAP-China
Xiaopeng Pang Affiliate
Linxiu Zhang Director, REAP-China
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Hongmei Yi Program Manager, REAP-China
Xinxin Chen Affiliate