China

Case study

Solving Complex Technical and Institutional Problems to Improve Urban Traffic Flow in Wuhan, China

This case study reviews Wuhan’s experience in traffic management and its impact on improving traffic flows and safety, with a focus on two critical components: area traffic control systems and intersection channelization, which were implemented between 2000 and 2013. Those interventions provide lessons on the implementation of complex technical systems and the importance of institutional arrangements and capacity building in tackling traffic problems.

Case study

Addressing Chronic Illness in Low-Income Populations through Innovative Health Service Delivery Practices: The AtlantiCare Special Care Center, 2007–13

The AtlantiCare Special Care Center (the SCC) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was set up to focus on the needs of a specific set of patients: the sickest 10–20 percent of the patient pool of the health trust of an Atlantic City hospitality workers union, Local 54. These patients suffer from chronic conditions that drastically affect their quality of life and that are extremely expensive to treat. At the same time, ill health and out-of-control health care costs represented a burden on the local economy.

Practitioner

Jian Xie

Practitioner

Joy de Beyer

Joy de Beyer (Natal & Trinity 1980) is a Health Economist at the World Bank. She is part of the World Bank Institute’s Health Systems Strengthening Practice team that works to enhance capacity to improve health systems in countries around the world.

Practitioner

Veronique Verdeil