The international community has endorsed the Millenium Development Goal of reducing the poverty rate in the developing world by 50% over the 25 years, 1990-2015.  While the target is arbitrary, it…

David Dollar |

When we visited a poor village in Qingxing county of north Guangdong a few weeks ago to work on a study of inequality,   I was struck by the severity of poverty in places only a few hours away…

Xiaoqing Yu |

David Dollar and I have both posted recently about lessons from China for Africa.  Here is one more view, from Joe Remenyi who recently served a stint as Research Director for the International…

Philip E. Karp |

Regular bloggers David Dollar and Louis Kuijs participated earlier today in a live online discussion on the World Bank site about the latest edition of the

Claudia Gabarain |

Last week I posted some reflections from the field visit portion of last month’s Experience-Sharing Program on Development between China and Africa.  The program covered key aspects of China’s…

Philip E. Karp |

Thirty African officials visited China for 12 days in May on a pilot South-South knowledge exchange organized by the Chinese government with assistance from the World Bank.  My colleague, Phil…

David Dollar |

I recently had the pleasure of accompanying a group of 15 senior officials from East and Southern Africa on a field visit to Guangxi Autonomous Region and Guangdong Province.  Prior to the field…

Philip E. Karp |

Andrew  Leonard ">posts in his blog an interesting report from journalist Tony Cheng of Al-Jazeera:

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