Center for Asia Pacific Policy

The RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary research center within RAND. CAPP’s mission is to improve policy by providing decision-makers and the public with rigorous, objective, cutting-edge research on critical policy challenges facing Asia and U.S.-Asia relations.

CAPP Publications of Note

  • Aging in Asia: Can the 'Tigers' Continue to Roar?

    Jun 16, 2015

    Changing demographics will force Japan and the “Asian Tigers”—Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan—to find ways to remain economically dynamic while increasingly looking after their elderly. How might public policy help accomplish this?

  • Why the United States Needs an Active Denial Strategy for Asia

    Jun 8, 2015

    The evolving balance of power will require adjustments to U.S. strategy. Making those adjustments will help ensure that the U.S.-China relationship, now merely tense, doesn't escalate to hostile.

  • China's Emerging Vision for World Order

    May 21, 2015

    China's mulling of the risks and benefits of assuming greater global responsibility reveals its judgment that it can't entrust the protection of its interests to U.S. goodwill.

  • Flood Risk Management in Ho Chi Minh City

    Jul 22, 2013

    Ho Chi Minh City faces significant and growing flood risk. Recent risk reduction efforts may not work if climate and socio-economic conditions diverge from earlier projections. Robust decisionmaking can help Vietnam's capital develop integrated flood risk management strategies despite this uncertainty.

  • Implementing School-Based Management in Indonesia

    May 30, 2012

    Implementing SBM in Indonesia required a major shift in how people think about schooling and a significant improvement in the capacity of principals, teachers, and the community to provide leadership, develop programmatic alternatives to meet local educational needs, and engage parents and the community in the governance of schools. According to this assessment, it has thus far met with limited success.

  • The Vietnam Multicomponent Collaborative Care for Depression Program

    Aug 31, 2014

    Can a collaborative care model for depression in rural Vietnam be feasible, acceptable to patients, and effective? Collaborating closely with local partners, the team successfully overcame social, cultural and system barriers.