In conjunction with the Ibero-American Summit this month, Pamela Cox, Vice President for Latin American and Caribbean, emphasizes the urgent need to focus on education quality in a recent op-ed…

Blogging from the World Bank's Indigenous Peoples Research Dissemination Workshop in Washington DC. As is well known, there are more 300 million indigenous peoples in the world.  While they…

Harry A. Patrinos |

The recent rise in China’s inflation has grabbed attention of the public and policymakers alike. Consumer price inflation rose to 5.1% in November. This is higher than we are used to in China,…

Louis Kuijs |

The World Bank employs a variety of specialists in different disciplines, often with abstract and hard to understand titles. Not me. When people ask what I do for the Bank I say “I build roads”.…

Chris Bennett |

    Light manufacturing operations in a Chinese standardized factory building The success of Chinese manufacturing growth in recent decades is indisputable and has irrevocably shifted the global…

Vincent Palmade, Vandana Chandra, Hinh T. Dinh |

As we were wrapping up the work on our new China Quarterly Update (of which I am the main author), looking at our main conclusions and messages on economic developments in China, prospects, and…

Louis Kuijs |

A power substation in Yingxhou, Sichuan Province was almost totally destroyed in the magnitude 7.9 Sichuan-Wenchuan earthquake in 2008. The statistics are startling. 75% of global flood mortality…

Abhas Jha |

The post on 'Understanding India and China's success' is a nice summary of Professor Bardhan's key messages of ‘Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: A China-India Comparative…

Ejaz Ghani |

Anyone who has ever been to the Central African Republic (CAR) knows that the country has huge infrastructure needs after years of internal turmoil and strife. But when you look up how much of the…

Jan Walliser |

As a Chinese working on public sector governance and living in India, I'm often asked to compare the two governing systems, the largest democracy in the world and the largest non-democracy in…

Yongmei Zhou |