From this visit to Huimin, it is clear that e-commerce has brought new opportunities to China’s countryside. It has catalyzed local entrepreneurship, brought some migrants back home, reuniting…

Martin Raiser, Xubei Luo |

[[tweetable]]Economic progress in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has greatly contributed to the global reduction of extreme poverty. The more prosperous countries in the region – China, Thailand, and…

Judy Yang |

A young woman is selling products on-line. Photo: Xubei Luo/World Bank China’s rapid development of e-commerce has begun to reshape production and consumption patterns as well as change people’s…

Xubei Luo |

一位女店主正在网上销售产品。 摄影:骆许蓓/世界银行 中国电子商务行业快速发展已开始重塑中国生产和消费格局并改变人们的日常生活。2016年,世界银行和阿里巴巴集团启动了一项联合课题研究,旨在考察中国如何利用数字技术推动农村电子商务发展,进而助推经济增长并扩大就业机会。研究力求总结实践经验,找出有利的政策措施,用以增强农村电商对减少贫困和不均等现象的作用。初步研究表明,…

Xubei Luo |

This is the second in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Each evening the sun sets more than 90 minutes later in west India than in the east of the country. This…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Dans la plus grande partie du monde, le revenu des personnes pauvres progresse. C’est ce que la Banque mondiale appelle la prospérité partagée,  qui correspond à l’augmentation moyenne annuelle du…

Maria Ana Lugo, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

As the world urbanizes rapidly, [[tweetable]]international experience has shown that economic activities concentrate in a relatively small number of places[[/tweetable]] – it is estimated that…

Sameh Wahba, Judy Zheng Jia |

© أورسولا مايسنر/ منظمة حفظ الطبيعة يبدأ موسم الأعاصير في شمال المحيط الأطلسي رسميا في الأول من يونيو/ حزيران، وثمة تنبؤات بأن عواصف هذا العام قد تأتي مرة أخرى أسوأ من مستوى العواصف العادية. وهذا…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

© Ursula Meissner/The Nature Conservancy The North Atlantic hurricane season officially opens June 1, and there are predictions that storms this year could be worse than average again. That would…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

© Ursula Meissner/The Nature Conservancy La temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico norte comienza oficialmente el 1 de junio, y se pronostica que las tormentas serán de nuevo peores que los…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |