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Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia : An Introductory Analysis (English)

This paper sheds light on key innovation patterns and constraints within a selected set of developing East Asian countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8706 JAN 17, 2019

Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana Disclosed

Trade Effects of the New Silk Road: A Gravity Analysis (English)

This paper takes a first look at the trade effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative, also referred to as the New Silk Road, on the 71 countries potentially involved. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8694 JAN 10, 2019

Baniya,Suprabha; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants? (English)

This paper uses a randomized information intervention to shed light on whether poor understanding of social insurance, both the process of enrolling and costs and benefits, drives the relatively low rates of participation in urban health insurance and pension programs among China's rural-urban migrants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8658 NOV 29, 2018

Giles,John T.; Meng,Xin; Xue,Sen; Zhao,Guochang Disclosed

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the First China International Import Expo (English)

Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group spoke about the following: (i) by embracing reforms and openness in its development model, China has increased its per capita income 25-fold, and more than 800 million Chinese people lifted themselves out of poverty as a result - more than 70 percent of the total poverty reduction in the world; (ii) the escalation of tariffs will negatively affect the entire global growth outlook and slow down the pace of poverty reduction at a time when the Bank can least afford it; (iii) the Bank need to continue to support trade reforms that can deliver greater shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 132887 NOV 05, 2018

Kim,Jim Yong Disclosed

Options for Aged Care in China : Building an Efficient and Sustainable Aged Care System (English)

China is aging at an unprecedented rate. Improvements in life expectancy and the consequences of the decades-old family planning policy have led to a rapid increase in the elderly population. ... See More +

Publication 132213 NOV 01, 2018

Glinskaya,Elena E.; Feng,Zhanlian Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - China (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131616 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Stationary Bandits, State Capacity, and the Malthusian Transition : The Lasting Impact of the Taiping Rebellion (English)

The Taiping Rebellion (1851-1864) in China was the deadliest civil war in history. This paper provides evidence that this cataclysmic event significantly shaped the Malthusian transition and long-term development that followed, especially in areas where the experiences that stemmed from the rebellion led to better property rights, stronger local fiscal capacity, and rule by leaders with longer-term governance horizons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8620 OCT 22, 2018

Xu,L. Colin; Yang,Li Disclosed

Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades (English)

Infrastructure development is critical to delivering growth, reducing poverty, and addressing broader development goals. This paper surveys the literature on the linkages between infrastructure investment and economic growth, discusses the role of infrastructure in participation in global value chains and supporting economic upgrades, highlights the challenges that the least developed countries face, and provides policy recommendations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8547 AUG 13, 2018

Luo,Xubei; Xu,Xuejiao Disclosed

The South-South Knowledge Exchange Study Tour in China (English)

China has committed itself to be a partner in South-South Cooperation. Over the past forty years, China has pursued a successful path of deliberate and scientific economic development that has lifted hundreds of millions of its citizens out of poverty and into a modern economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 129401 AUG 01, 2018

Disclosed

Exposure of belt and road economies to china trade shocks (English)

The Belt and Road Initiative seeks to deepen China's international integration by improving infrastructure and strengthening trade and investment linkages with countries along the old Silk Road, thereby linking it to Europe. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8503 JUN 29, 2018

Bastos,Paulo S. R. Disclosed

Operational considerations for designing and mobilizing community-based groups for improving food security and nutrition (English)

The role of community in local development has been a cornerstone of Community Driven Development in developing countries. In Nepal, community-based groups are an integral part of many large-scale programs, which use a range of social mobilization strategies to achieve their objectives. ... See More +

Policy Note 127691 JUN 25, 2018

Bashyal,Chhitij; Bhattarai,Manav; Al-Omair,Abeyah A. Disclosed

How China's Transport Sector Can Contribute to Carbon Reduction (English)

The Chinese government, based on its commitment to carbon reduction in the Paris Climate Agreement,laid out its intention to achieve peak CO₂ emissions by 2030, and to make its best effort to peak as early as possible. ... See More +

Brief 130019 JUN 01, 2018

Zhou,Weimin Disclosed

China economic update : investing in high-quality growth (English)

The World Bank Economic Update provides an overview of recent economic and social developments and policies in China. Economic activity in China remains resilient, with GDP growing by 6.9 percent in 2017 and 6.8 percent year on year (yoy) in the first quarter of 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 126710 MAY 31, 2018

Chinese Disclosed

China economic update : investing in high-quality growth (Chinese)

The World Bank Economic Update provides an overview of recent economic and social developments and policies in China. Economic activity in China remains resilient, with GDP growing by 6.9 percent in 2017 and 6.8 percent year on year (yoy) in the first quarter of 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 126710 MAY 31, 2018

English Disclosed

The impact of positive agricultural income shocks on rural Chinese households (English)

In the post-collectivization period, rural Chinese households were required to sell part of their grain output to the state at a below-market price; however, increases in this quota price beginning in 1993 generated substantial positive income shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8434 MAY 09, 2018

Leight,Jessica Ellen Disclosed

Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was the first instance of countries adhering to take a collective action against global warming. More than 190 countries came forward and submitted their contributions in the form of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, reflective of their ability and capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as each country set its own targets and actions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8392 APR 02, 2018

Mani,Muthukumara S.; Hussein,Zekarias; Gopalakrishnan,Badri Narayanan; Wadhwa,Deepika Disclosed

Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms : evidence from a pilot study of primary and junior secondary schools in Guangdong, China (English)

This study documents the results of a pilot study jointly undertaken by the World Bank and the Guangdong Department of Education to assess teaching practices in public primary and junior secondary schools using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System tool. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8396 APR 02, 2018

Coflan,Andrew Moore; Ragatz,Andrew B.; Hasan,Amer; Pan,Yilin Disclosed

Policies, attitudes, and perceptions towards inclusive education : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (Chinese)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the right of people with disabilities to education, while Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commits the global community to "(ensuring) equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including person with disabilities" by 2030. ... See More +

Brief 121755 MAR 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (Chinese)

This brief summarizes the results of a pilot of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). The pilot was conducted by the World Bank in collaboration with the Guangdong Department of Education to assess teaching practices in an illustrative sample of classrooms. ... See More +

Brief 126121 MAR 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a pilot of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). The pilot was conducted by the World Bank in collaboration with the Guangdong Department of Education to assess teaching practices in an illustrative sample of classrooms. ... See More +

Brief 126121 MAR 01, 2018

Chinese Disclosed

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Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia : An Introductory Analysis (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8706 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade Effects of the New Silk Road: A Gravity Analysis (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8694 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants? (English)
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NOV 29, 2018 WPS8658 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the First China International Import Expo (English)
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NOV 05, 2018 132887 Working Paper
Options for Aged Care in China : Building an Efficient and Sustainable Aged Care System (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132213 Publication
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - China (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131616 Working Paper
Stationary Bandits, State Capacity, and the Malthusian Transition : The Lasting Impact of the Taiping Rebellion (English)
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OCT 22, 2018 WPS8620 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8547 Policy Research Working Paper
The South-South Knowledge Exchange Study Tour in China (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129401 Working Paper
Exposure of belt and road economies to china trade shocks (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 WPS8503 Policy Research Working Paper
Operational considerations for designing and mobilizing community-based groups for improving food security and nutrition (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 127691 Policy Note
How China's Transport Sector Can Contribute to Carbon Reduction (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 130019 Brief
China economic update : investing in high-quality growth (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 126710 Working Paper Chinese
China economic update : investing in high-quality growth (Chinese)
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MAY 31, 2018 126710 Working Paper English
The impact of positive agricultural income shocks on rural Chinese households (English)
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MAY 09, 2018 WPS8434 Policy Research Working Paper
Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8392 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms : evidence from a pilot study of primary and junior secondary schools in Guangdong, China (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8396 Policy Research Working Paper
Policies, attitudes, and perceptions towards inclusive education : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (Chinese)
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MAR 01, 2018 121755 Brief English
Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (Chinese)
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MAR 01, 2018 126121 Brief English
Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 126121 Brief Chinese