Articles by Zezhou Cai

Zezhou Cai

Zezhou Cai is a first-year MPP student at Georgetown University McCourt School, as a grantee of the Fulbright Scholarship. Previously, she studied law at Tsinghua University School of Law. Her policy interest mainly lies in social and urban policy. She conducted three large-scale fieldwork research projects across five provinces in China, which focused on the sustainable development of rural communities during urbanization, and provided policy consultation to the government. She is now interning at the World Resources Institute. Her past professional experience included internships at China Development Bank, Clifford Chance LLP and Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. She enjoys reading, listening to music, watching TV series, playing the violin and traveling. She has been to India, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, France and Australia.


Boosting Private Sector Confidence in Chinese Public-Private Partnerships

Since late 2013, the Chinese Central Government has been promoting and developing Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to stimulate the economic growth. PPPs leverage private sector capital, efficiency, and innovation, while mitigating the pressures of local governments’ constrained budgets. So far, progress has been slow. Among the 7,721 projects recorded under the official PPP Comprehensive Information Platform…