Recent Publications

Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa by Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, Austin M. Strange, Michael J. Tierney

AidData’s Methodology for Tracking Underreported Financial Flows by Austin M. Strange, Bradley Parks, Charles Perla and Harsh Desai

‘Ground-truthing’ Chinese development finance in Africa: Field evidence from South Africa and Uganda by Edwin Muchapondwa, Daniel Nielson, Bradley Parks, Austin M. Strange, and Michael J. Tierney

Recent Changes

China helps with Nigerian Space Program: 2013

China offers additional 200 scholarships to South Africa: 2013

In The News

The international development finance landscape is changing — not just in the emergence of new donors with new money, but in the way they do things. And China, one of the world’s most significant emerging donors, is at the forefront of this change.For the past two years alone, Asia’s economic behemoth has been setting up economic and development institutions left and right, including the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the BRICS’ New Development Bank headquartered in Shanghai, and the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. And all this in addition to the country’s growing financial flows and assistance to other regions of the world over the past decade or so. Read more...

•  Kinas bistand til Afrika ligner på en prik Vestens – (Kristeligt Dagblad – 2015-11-04)

Afrika har fået over 200 milliarder kroner af Kina i udviklingsbistand. Bistand, der uden grund bliver tillagt skjulte motiver, viser forskning Read more...

•  China's Aid Splurge Fails to Bridge Credibility Gap in Africa – (Financial Times – 2015-10-28)

Few policymakers trust China's advice despite the billions it has poured into some of the world's poorest countries to curry favor in recent years, according to a new survey that points to the limitations in Beijing's efforts to project "soft power". Read more...


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