Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. 

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. 

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

Scholarly Publications

Children’s Social Welfare in China, 1989–1997: Access to Health Insurance and Education

December 2005

Fundamental changes in China’s finance system for social services have decentralized responsibilities for provision to lower levels of government and increased costs to individuals.

New Evidence on the Impact of China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme and its Implications for Rural Primary Healthcare: Multivariate Difference-in-difference Analysis

October 2010

Objectives: To determine whether China's New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS), which aims to provide health insurance to 800 million rural citizens and to correct distortions in rural...

News

“International Workshop on Evaluation With Participation (EWP)” held in Beijing

August 2009

An “International Workshop on Evaluation With Participation (EWP)” was held in Beijing between August 21st and 23rd.

REAP directors preside over Impact Evaluation workshop for Chinese officials

October 2010

REAP directors Scott Rozelle and Linxiu Zhang presided as head trainers in a Shanghai-based Impact Evaluation workshop on October 16 and 17.

China’s Economic Stability Depends on More Education, Stanford Economist Says

December 2011

Without sending more kids to high school and teaching them the skills needed to support higher wages, China runs the risk of never really making it as a rich nation.

Events

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....

Understanding the Expansion and Quality of Engineering Education in India

February 22, 2010

The Indian economy has expanded at a fairly steady and rapid rate in the past fifteen years, and part of that expansion has been a greatly increased demand for university graduates, particularly...

Using Mixed Methods to Improve the Quality and Relevance of Impact Evaluation

April 11, 2011

Overview: It is now widely recognized that a rigorous, policy-relevant impact evaluation embeds the counterfactual analysis of impact in a wider analysis of the underlying program theory (theory of...

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.
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Documenting China's Digital Divide

China faces an emerging technology divide: while some groups have gained much access to technology, others lag behind.
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Policy Related Research - REAP 2013

Official Policy Briefs(Submitted to China’s State Council) Research and Policy Recommendations on the Situation of Infant Malnutrition and Underdevelopment in Poor AreasAdvisory for Implementing a...
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Multimedia

REAP at a Glance

July 2014

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