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Yue Cao

Senior Research Officer

Global Risks and Resilience

Portrait of Yue Cao

Yue’s current projects include working within the PAGER-O international consortium to improve disaster risk reduction in China, researching how bureaucrats utilise scientific and local knowledge in resilience policy making processes. He is also reviewing the evidence on the transformative effect of climate investments towards low-carbon, resilient development for the Climate Investment Funds.

Prior to joining ODI, Yue worked in infrastructure analysis with the ITRC consortium at Oxford University, as well as with China Policy - an advisory company in Beijing - and T.wai - an Italian think tank - researching the political economy of China’s energy and economic sectors.

Yue holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.

  1. China and global development: 10 things to read in July

  2. Driving a green recovery in developing countries: what role is China playing?

    Research reports

  3. A fair share of climate finance? An initial effort to apportion responsibility for the $100 billion climate finance goal


  4. Pulse 3 – recover, reform,  restructure: China’s outward investment appetite and implications for developing countries

    Research reports

  5. Five expert views on China’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2060

  6. Economic Pulse 2: China navigates its Covid-19 recovery – outward investment appetite and implications for developing countries

    Research reports

  7. Economic Pulse 1: Covid-19 and economic crisis – China’s recovery and international response

    Research reports

  8. The impact of Covid-19 on climate change and disaster resilience funding: trends and signals

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Climate change, conflict and fragility: an evidence review and recommendations for research and action

    Research reports

  10. Enhancing women-focused investments in climate and disaster resilience

    Research reports

  11. How the arts and sciences can work together to improve disaster risk reduction

  12. Creating an earthquake scenario in China: a case study in Weinan City, Shaanxi province


  13. Homecoming: a story about how a strong earthquake affects a family with ‘left-behind’ children


  14. Transformational change in the Climate Investment Funds: a synthesis of the evidence

    Research reports

  15. A turning point in China's disaster preparedness?