E-commerce for poverty alleviation in rural China: from grassroots development to public-private partnerships

A young woman is selling products on-line. Photo: Xubei Luo/World Bank China’s rapid development of e-commerce has begun to reshape production and consumption patterns as well as change people’s daily lives. In 2016, the World Bank and the Alibaba Group launched a joint research initiative to examine how China has harnessed digital technologies to aid growth and expand employment opportunities...