A World Bank-supported Lushan Earthquake Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Projec aims to upgrade urban and rural resilient and emergency infrastructure. The project also supports the pilot of a…

Wenyan Dong |

Did you know that China is a global leader in the use of fiscal transfers for environmental management? If your answer is “no”, you are in the majority.

David Kaczan, Michael T Bennett, Xiawei Liao |

The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the uneven recovery of East Asia and Pacific. The invasion comes on top of the economic distress caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, the financial…

Aaditya Mattoo, Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze, Ergys Islamaj |

China’s rapid urban growth over the last 40 years has increased its cities’ exposure to natural hazards, a trend exacerbated by environmental degradation and climate change.

Weiping Wang, Xiaoyong Ni, Francis Ghesquiere, Yuan Xiao, Ziqing Zhang |

What is fundamentally required for a digital economic transformation at China’s scale to be replicable in Indonesia and other middle-income countries? We believe there are three things to consider…

Brian A. Wong, Maria Monica Wihardja |

In fast-growing metropolitan regions in developing countries, more people are owning and using private motorized vehicles.  As a result, urban transport is a growing contributor to air pollution.…

Vivien Foster, Fan Zhang, Shanjun Li, Lin Yang, Jianwei Xing |

China’s poverty reduction success since 1980 is primarily a story of sustained economic growth. What’s next for poverty reduction policies in China?

Maria Ana Lugo, Martin Raiser, Ruslan Yemtsov |

Coal power plants have helped build economies around the world, but the greenhouse gas emissions produced by coal plants need to be reduced quickly to help put global emissions into decline and…

Fatih Birol, David Malpass |

A new report explores a methodological framework to recognize and evaluate the comprehensive social, environmental, and economic benefits of nature-based solutions for integrated urban flood…

Xiawei Liao, Marcus J. Wishart |