China and the global aid architecture: Understanding China’s evolving development assistance

Project leader: Elling Tjønneland (CMI)

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing South Africa-China State Owned Enterprises(SOEs) Seminar in Beijing, China. 15/07/2015. Photo: GCIS via Flickr

China has expanded its humanitarian aid significantly in recent years, both through contributions (mainly in kind) to relevant UN agencies and direct to governments in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies.

This project analyses the determinants of the Chinese development aid policies and the major expansion of China’s development aid, including humanitarian. It will also analyse how this impact on the global development aid architecture and policies. Case studies will be undertaken in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Tanzania and in the relations with the African Union.