Institutions and Organizations

Scholarly Publications

Shifting Fiscal Control to Limit Cadre Power in China's Townships and Villages

October 2012

In contrast to its decentralized political economy model of the 1980s, China took a surprising turn towards recentralization in the mid-1990s.

Does it Pay to be a Cadre? Estimating the Returns to Being a Local Official in Rural China

August 2012

Recruiting and retaining leaders and public servants at the grass-roots level in developing countries creates a potential tension between providing sufficient returns to attract talent and limiting...

Which Households are Most Distant from Health Centers in Rural China? Evidence from a GIS Network Analysis

February 2011

In this paper we have two objectives - one empirical; one methodological.


Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

3ie: Evaluating Vocational Schools in Rural China

April 2012

REAP Project Manager James Chu explains how evaluating vocational schools is both integral to rural development and how REAP engages partners and policymakers to accomplish its work.

“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.

Old Events

China and Africa: Are there Lessons for Development?

April 17, 2013

The lost decades for China in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s look remarkably like the lost decades of Africa in the 1980s and 1990s.

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...

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....


"Across the Pacific" Curriculum Project

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