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  • China and International Development: Knowledge, Governance, and Practice 

    Li, Xiaoyun; Gu, Jing; Zhang, Chuanhong (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    China’s global engagement with the developing world is changing rapidly in an era where ‘traditional’ aid discourses and the practices of new ‘emerging powers’ in development cooperation are evolving. As the largest ...
  • Notes on Contributors – China and International Development: Knowledge, Governance, and Practice 

    Li, Xiaoyun; Gu, Jing; Zhang, Chuanhong (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    China’s global engagement with the developing world is changing rapidly in an era where ‘traditional’ aid discourses and the practices of new ‘emerging powers’ in development cooperation are evolving. As the largest ...
  • Whose Knowledge? Whose Influence? Changing Dynamics of China’s Development Cooperation Policy and Practice 

    Gu, Jing; Li, Xiaoyun; Zhang, Chuanhong (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    This article aims to investigate the recent evolution of China’s development policy and practice. More precisely, how do China’s policymakers and practitioners understand and debate China’s role in international development, ...
  • Mutual Learning in Development Cooperation: China and the West 

    Yu, Jiantuo; Due, Evan (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    This article looks at some of the characteristics of China’s foreign aid system and its development over the years. It discusses China’s foreign aid based on its own development experiences and its view of South–South ...
  • The New Asian Development Finance 

    Vazquez, Karin Costa; Zheng, Yu (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    The recent challenges posed for multilateralism and the emergence of a sustainable development regime have pushed countries to engage in more flexible, issue-based development finance initiatives and institutions. These ...

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