Kun Zhang


Xiaohui Hou (侯晓辉) is a senior economist with the World Bank. She joined the World Bank as a Young Professional and has worked in human development department in the East Europe and Central Asia region and the South Asia region. Her current assignment focuses on capacity building in health system strengthening. In her previous assignment, she worked on the design, implementation and evaluation of a national cash transfer program in Pakistan (Benazir Income Support Program), a national health insurance program for the poor in India (RSBY program), and several health projects in Croatia, Georgia, and Moldova.  Before joining the Bank, she has worked on the impact evaluation of the Oportunidades program in Mexico. Xiaohui Hou holds a Doctorate degree in the Health Services and Policy Analysis and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Administration from the Washington State University, and B.S. from Beijing University.  Her field of research includes health economics and development economics. She has published a dozen of papers in both economics and medical peer reviewed journals. She teaches in international senior policy forums and a number of universities in China.

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