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

  • China at Home: Marrying Prosperity and Well-Being

    Aug 21, 2015

    As China strives to sustain its upward economic trajectory, it must also address its domestic problems—such as air pollution and the challenges presented by its aging population—if its people are to share fully in the rewards of economic development and expansion.

  • Out of the Mushroom Cloud's Shadow

    Aug 6, 2015

    With Japan's nuclear restraint no longer the article of faith it once was, the significance of the nuclear pacts struck decades ago will become ever more consequential.

  • Choices for America in a Turbulent World

    Jul 23, 2015

    The first report in RAND's "Strategic Rethink" project examines the diverse array of foreign policy challenges facing America. Among them is whether to center and contain Chinese influence, collaborate with it for common purposes, or accommodate it in ways that minimize damage to U.S. interests.

  • 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.