Jun 10, 2018
A new AidData survey of nearly 3,500 policymakers in 126
developing countries that receive aid reveals China’s expanding
foreign aid portfolio is translating into greater influence with
leaders in those countries receiving that aid, but also that
Beijing still trails far behind the U.S.
Eric & Cobus speak with the lead author of the study,
AidData’s Director Policy Analysis Samantha Custer, to find out why
China’s massive increase in both overseas aid and financial lending
in recent years have not led to comparable growth in political
influence on the ground in places like Africa.
Join the discussion. What do you think of China’s aid and
lending practices in Africa? Do you agree with the study’s findings
that show western countries and institutions remain dominant as the
world’s most influential lenders? Let us know what you think.