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    Jul 08, 2014
    The World Bank has been supporting this policythrough theprogram China Rural Information and Communications: Technical Assistance on Design and Impact Evaluation, which aims to support the government make ...
    Ollivier Gerald, Sondhi Jitendra, Zhou NanyanJul 01, 2014
    By the end of 2013, China railway had built a network of about 10,000 route-km of high-speed railways (HSR). The network has been built rapidly and at a relatively low unit cost compared with similar projects in ...
    van Wijnbergen Sweder, Willems TimJul 01, 2014
    Support for economic reforms has often shown puzzling dynamics: many reforms that began successfully lost public support. This paper shows that learning dynamics can rationalize this paradox because the process...
    Liu Shijin, Han Jun, Rohland Klaus, Hofman Bert, Hou Yongzhi, Goh Chorching, Warwick Mara, He Yupeng, Liu Peilin, Zhuo XianJun 16, 2014
    Over the past three decades, China's urbanization has supported high growth and rapid transformation of the economy. Today, more than half of the world's population lives in cities, and by 2030 that will rise to...
    Xiaodong Wang, Barroso Luiz, Azuela Gabriela ElizondoJun 13, 2014
    This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. It features a case study of auctions designed to promote the generation...
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