The World Development Report (WDR) 2017 “Governance and the Law”, to be launched in January 2017, seeks to shed light on how a better understanding of governance can bring about more effective policy interventions to achieve sustainable improvements in development outcomes. Yongmei Zhou, Co-Director for WDR 2017, on the occasion of her visit to Tokyo, presented key arguments in the report.
Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group
Yongmei Zhou, Co-Director, WDR 2017, World Bank
Presentation Material: Governance and the Law (PDF)
Yongmei Zhou is a co-Director of the World Development Report on Governance and the Law. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley before joining the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1999. Her operational work was focused on governance reform and institutional development in Africa, South Asia and the fragile and conflict-affected states. Her analytical work was focused on the issues of corruption, legislature, decentralization, and service delivery.