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 |

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East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

From the e-commerce site Taobao.com to the social media app WeChat, China has drawn global attention to its digital platform economy. A third of the top-200 digital platforms were born in China…

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As one of the key foundations for manufacturing, trade and growth, logistics is a strategic component of every economy. The sector can also contribute significantly to job creation. For example,…

Yin Lam |

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随着到2050年全世界将有8.75亿人“行走在流动途中”,相关人士对发展政策如何与这一复杂现象发生交集产生了浓厚兴趣。现金转移支付这一最热的发展议题之一令人奇怪地从讨论议题中消失。

由Samik Adhikari与他人合著的新论文《我是该留还是该走?》…

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Para 2050, unos 875 millones de personas habrán emigrado (PDF, en inglés) en el mundo, y por ello ha aumentado el interés acerca de la relación entre las políticas de desarrollo y un fenómeno tan…

Ugo Gentilini, Samik Adhikari |

This is the first in this year’s series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Reminder that submissions close this Wednesday at noon.   Good political institutions are thought to be…

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Even if the technologies are available, businesses and individuals often lack the necessary skills to use them. And these skill gaps exist at multiple levels. (Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank) As we…

Luc Christiaensen, Siddhartha Raja |

版本:English 文化遗产和可持续旅游业如何帮助减少贫困   过去几十年来,中国旅游业繁荣发展,这要归功于其经济快速发展和人均可支配收入不断增长。 仅以2015年为例,差旅和旅游业对中国GDP的贡献率就达7.9%,对其就业总量的贡献率达8.4%。不出所料,文化遗产地位居最受欢迎的旅游目的地之列。   除了举世闻名的长城和故宫之外,很多文化遗产地位于中国较贫困的内陆城市和省份。…

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