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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 report

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


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

    Working paper

  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