Policy Impact

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Policy Change through Results

REAP by the Numbers

20 Policy Briefs Submitted
100 Thousand Eyeglasses Prescribed
20 Million Students Eating a Healthy Lunch
2 Million Dollars in Scholarships
1 Million Vitamin Supplements Distributed

Research to Affect Change

At REAP, our goal is policy change. Once we know which interventions work and which ones do not, we share our results with local, regional, and national policymakers across China, who can take steps to ensure successful strategies are picked up and implemented more broadly.

REAP's institutional relationship with the Chinese Academy of Sciences allows REAP the unique capacity to write policy briefs that can be directly channeled to China's top level decision-making bodies. For more information on policy briefs, please see Frequently Asked Questions about Policy Briefs

In addition to the dialogue with national leaders, we advise provincial and county departments of education, health (including Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), and finance in six provinces. Through this network of government partnerships, REAP has successfully persuaded policymakers to scale up effective pilots, modify or stop ineffective ones, and answer difficult questions about the impact of policies, programs, and public investments. 

Our policy process has six steps.

These policy recommendations help us to create effective, worthwhile change by appealing to China's leaders.

Policy Briefs Published by REAP

  1. The Development of Cooperative Rural Medical Care: Policy Evaluation and Suggestions for Reform
  2. Promoting the Development of the Rural Education System through Preschool Education
  3. Improving School Management in Rural Western Areas and Protecting the Health of Boarding School Students
  4. Improving the Education of Migrant Children
  5. The Future Direction of Rural Investment: Village Level Infrastructure Investment and the Changing Wishes of Rural Residents
  6. Promoting Childhood Development by Eliminating Childhood Anemia in Impoverished Areas
  7. Childhood Intestinal Parasitic Infections in Impoverished Areas: Suggestions for Research and Policyf
  8. Dropping Out of Middle School: A Critical Problem in Poor Rural Areas
  9. Suggestions for Quickly Eliminating Childhood Anemia in Poor Rural Areas
  10. The Nutritional Milk and Eggs Program: A Call to Consider Eliminating Childhood Anemia in Poor Rural Areas
  11. Ningxia's Nutrition through Eggs Program: A Call to Consider Eliminating Childhood Anemia in Poor Rural Areas
  12. The Safety of Accommodations at Rural Elementary Boarding Schools
  13. Research on Development of Basic Services in Ningxia
  14. Exploration and Policy Suggestions for Popularization of Education in Rural High Schools in Poor Areas
  15. Exploration and Policy Suggestions to Improve Poor Rural Areas and Urban Migrant Schools’ Academic Performance (CAL)
  16. Policy Recommendations on the Implementation of Nutrition Improvement Plan for Students Under Compulsory Education in Poor Areas
  17. Research and Policy Recommendations on the Situation of Infant Malnutrition and Underdevelopment in Poor Areas
  18. Advisory for Implementing a Free Nutritious Lunch Program in Compulsory Schools in Poor Rural Areas
  19. Policy Recommendations on the Control and Prevention of Myopia Among Primary School Students in Poor Rural Areas
  20. Suggestions to Improve the Quality and Development of Vocational Schooling in China