Impact Report on OneSky’s Village Model in Rural China

Program activities
The program is targeted at children in disintegrating villages in rural China struggling after their parents emigrate to seek work elsewhere. It includes preschool teacher training, refurbishing preschools, caregiver training and community events.



$200 increases development outcomes for an at-risk child by 0.2 standard deviations.


OneSky and the China Development Foundation conducted a randomized controlled trial of the Village Model to estimate impact.

Data source
Evaluators from the China Development Research Foundation used the ASQ-3 to measure child development in communication, gross and fine motor skills, problem-solving and personal-social skills.

Attribution method
In the randomized controlled trial, 30 villages in Ye County were randomly selected, then matched to 30 similar villages. Within the pairs, treatment was randomly assigned.

This report was created by OneSky with self­-reported data using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. This report covers August 2015 to July 2017.

Elijah Goldberg