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Goni Edwin, Maloney William F.Mar 01, 2014

Using a global panel on research and development (R&D) expenditures, this paper documents that on average poor countries do far less R&D than rich as a share of GDP. This is arguably counter intuitive since the...

Working Paper
Nov 18, 2013

Yunnan is a medium-sized and relatively poor Chinese province on the southwestern border of China. In 2012, the Yunnan department of education formally requested Bank support in conducting a review of early ...

Policy Research Working Paper
Cull Robert, Xu Lixin Colin, Yang Xi, Zhou Li-An, Zhu TianNov 01, 2013

This paper uses data from a large survey of Chinese firms to investigate whether local government efforts to facilitate market development improve firm efficiency. Both government provision of information about ...

Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Umapathi Nithin, Wang Dewen, O'Keefe PhilipNov 01, 2013

Using a simple framework, this paper discusses the underlying reason of the variation of threshold level in developed countries, from the least generous 20 percent to around 60 percent of median wage, with an...

Brief
Nov 01, 2013

Today more than half of China's population relies on solid fuels (biomass and coal) for cooking and heating. Each year, household air pollution linked to solid fuel combustion accounts for more than a million...

Urban Development

China's cities are well placed to chart a low-carbon growth path to help reach China's national targets for reducing the energy and carbon intensity of its economy. Read More »

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From farm to chopsticks: Improving food safety in China

Garo Batmanian

Apr 14, 2014

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Bold Steps for China’s Cities

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Apr 14, 2014

Old Age Security

Concerns are rising that the rural elderly in China have not benefited from the country’s growth to the same extent as younger people and the urban elderly. Read More »