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Zhenbo Hou

Research Officer

Portrait of Zhenbo Hou
Zhenbo is working on the BRICS and development as well as global governance issues. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Born and raised in China, Zhenbo is a graduate of Warwick University and the London School of Economics. While doing his masters at the LSE, he also worked for an MP in the run-up to the 2010 UK General Election. Upon graduation, Zhenbo was selected for the ODI fellowship (2010-2012) to work for the Senior Special Assistant to the President on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Nigerian Presidency. He was involved in conducting M&E exercises on the progress of the MDGs in Nigeria and establishing a Conditional Grant Scheme between the federal, state and local governments.

  1. Can fracking green China’s growth?

    Research reports

  2. Low oil prices: Africa’s winners and losers

  3. Shockwatch bulletin: The oil price shock of 2014: drivers, impacts and policy implications

    Working papers

  4. New China-led development bank gains support, despite US pressure

  5. Three ways the international development community can work better with China in 2015

  6. Briefing by China’s Special Representative for African Affairs Ambassador Zhong Jianhua


  7. Shockwatch bulletin: Developing countries and the slowdown in China

    Working papers

  8. New Alliances for Global Public Goods? What emerging powers expect of Germany and the EU


  9. BRICS development bank, too good to be true?

  10. The role of the BRICS in global governance: roundtable with Chinese Development Research Center of the State Council, Beijing


  11. Will the BRICS provide the Global Public Goods the world needs?

    Research reports

  12. What happens if China goes the way of the US on fracking?

  13. The development implications of the fracking revolution

    Working papers

  14. Misconceptions, realities and unanswered questions: China’s engagement with Africa


  15. Navigating a post-quantitative-easing world: a bumpy road ahead for developing countries

  16. Shockwatch Bulletin. Global monetary shocks: impacts and policy responses in sub-saharan Africa

    Working papers

  17. BRICS conference at the Foreign and Commowealth Office


  18. New reforms gather momentum in China

  19. Indicators for growth and economic transformation in the post-2015 development context

    Working papers

  20. Book launch: the role of developing countries in the global economy