World Bank

Scholarly Publications

Role of Government in Economic Development, The: Some Observations from the Experience of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

August 1998

This collection of papers stems from a recent World Bank project focused upon the contentious issue of whether government has played any positive role in the success of the so-called "high...

Foreign Direct Investment in New Electricity Generating Capacity in Developing Asia: Stakeholders, Risks, and the Search for a New Paradigm

January 2001

The rate of investment sufficient to provide developing Asia with a reasonably adequate supply of electricity is immense, ranging from a World Bank estimate of 2000 megawatts (MW) each month (which...

Curbing Asian Corruption: An Impossible Dream?

April 2006

The rise of Asia is regarded in most of the world as primarily an economic phenomenon.

Other Publications

Rural Development in China: New Challenges in a New Landscape

July 2003

The most important policy measures are those that improve the quality of rural Chinas human and physical resources and infrastructure that will provide the skills and abilities to rural residents...

Trade and Investment Liberalization (TIL) and China's Rural Economy: Impacts and Policy Responses after China's Accession to the WTO

March 2002

China and the World Trade OrganizationOn balance, will the nation's accession to WTO help or hurt rural residents? How will they affect rural incomes? Who in the rural economy will get hurt?

News

Interview with Rafiq Dossani in Silicon Valley Biz Ink

September 2003

Silicon Valley BizInk spoke to APARC Senior Research Scholar %people1% about his current hot-button work on the offshoring of business practices (BPO) to India.

Donald K. Emmerson: U.S. Focus on Terrorism Ignores Asia's Wider Needs

December 2003

President Bush's week-long swing through six Asian nations is long overdue.

December 2007 Dispatch - International Organizations and East Asia

January 2008

We are pleased to bring you the third article of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

Old Events

The Chinese Revolution and China's Economic Development

November 17, 1999

Pieter P. Bottelier recently completed a 28-year tenure at the World Bank. He served in various senior managerial and advisory capacities for programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Why South Asia is Being Left Behind

November 18, 1999

The story of South Asia is that of missed opportunities. Mr. Burki will take a look at South Asia in comparison to East Asia. Mr.

CHILD LABOR IN THE GLOBALIZING WORLD: LESSONS FROM THE ASIA/PACIFIC REGION

February 8, 2001

The complex issues arising from child labor have been addressed in several of the most significant ways--yielding the most important lessons--in the Asia Pacific region.

Projects

East Asian Economics

Professor Ronald I.
English

Multimedia

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 2016

Video and transcript from the event "U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the Trans-Pacific Partnership" on Feb. 16, 2016.