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  • Preface 

    Leach, Melissa (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
  • Difference or Indifference: China's Development Assistance Unpacked 

    Li, Xiaoyun; Banik, Dan; Tang, Lixia; Wu, Jin (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    China's growing role in international development through so?called ‘South–South cooperation’ has attracted considerable global attention. This article aims to provide a nuanced understanding of the nature of foreign aid ...
  • Introduction: China and International Development: Challenges and Opportunities 

    Gu, Jing; Li, Xiaoyun; Bloom, Gerald; Zhang, Xiulan (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    In parallel to its domestic economic boom, China has also been growing as an international actor and as a ‘Rising Power’ in global development. This introduction outlines the need for further understanding of China's own ...
  • China's Role in the Rising of the South: Vision for 2030 

    Hu, Angang; Gao, Yuning; Yan, Yilong; Wei, Xing (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    This article examines China's major development contributions, looking at its wider impact on world development. In particular, the article examines the impact of China's development on the changing pattern between the ...
  • China's Foreign Aid Policy and Architecture 

    Xue, Lan (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    As China's engagement in low?income countries has deepened, particularly in Africa, so has criticism of China's development programmes and practices. New developments in Africa and the international aid architecture warrant ...
  • The Impact of China on the Donor Landscape in African Fragile States 

    Schiere, Richard (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    This article analyses the impact of China on the donor landscape in African fragile states. This is undertaken by first discussing the global trends of South–South collaboration as part of the broader post?Busan development ...
  • China's Role in Burma's Development 

    Renwick, Neil (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    China has been a long?standing partner for Burma (Myanmar), providing important political, military and economic support. Burma's reform process poses new questions and challenges for China. China's interests in Burma are ...
  • China and African Development: Partnership not Mentoring 

    Gu, Jing; Carty, Anthony (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    This article states the conclusions of major field research into the impact of Chinese public and private economic activity on governance in Africa. China has gone into parts of Africa and sectors of African activity where ...
  • China and the BRICS Development Bank: Legitimacy and Multilateralism in South–South Cooperation 

    Abdenur, Adriana Erthal (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    In 2013 the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping agreed to undertake what will, when implemented, become its most concrete project yet: the BRICS Development Bank (BDB). From the perspective of ...
  • China's Development Finance: What Issues for Reporting and Monitoring Systems? 

    Xu, Jiajun; Carey, Richard (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    This article explores the implications of China's rise for global reporting and monitoring systems (RMSs) in the field of development cooperation. Beyond its fast?growing – albeit still modest – foreign aid, China has ...
  • Business Borderlands: China's Overseas State Agribusiness 

    Xu, Xiuli; Qi, Gubo; Li, Xiaoyun (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, July 2014)
    In the context of widespread interests in China's agro?state?owned enterprises (SOEs), this article starts demystifying four narratives prevailing internationally. In this intellectual landscape, the article coins an ...