Chinese Aid to Africa: Distinguishing Features and Local Effects

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Author(s): Ann-Sofie Isaksson and Andreas KotsadamYear: 2020 Title: CESifo Forum Volume (No.): 21 (2) Pages: 27–31
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Chinese Aid to Africa: Distinguishing Features and Local Effects Ann-Sofie Isaksson and Andreas Kotsadam

The global economic landscape has changed dramatically since the turn of the millennium: low and middle income countries have been driving global economic growth, new sources of development finance have emerged, and the development cooperation arena has seen continued diversification of actors, instruments, and delivery mechanisms (Kharas and Rogerson 2012; Mawdsley et al. 2014). Largest among the “new” donors is China, and with the explosion of Chinese funds, concerns over its donor practices have followed.

Isaksson, Ann-Sofie and Andreas Kotsadam (2020), "Chinese Aid to Africa: Distinguishing Features and Local Effects". CESifo Forum 21(2), 27–31.

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