Twenty Years of Data on China’s Africa Lending

Summarizing 20 years of data, Kevin Acker and Deborah Brautigam discuss the changing landscape of Chinese lending to Africa in a new policy brief, jointly published with the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-CARI).

In the policy brief, Brautigam, SAIS-CARI Director, and Acker, SAIS-CARI Research Manager, also discuss the latest update to the Chinese Loans to Africa Database for 2019, highlighting shifts in borrowers, project sizes, and lenders. Brautigam and Acker also discuss the outsized case of Angola in Chinese lending to Africa.

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Aker, K. and Brautigam, D. (2021) 'Twenty Years of Data on China’s Africa Lending', China Africa Research Initiative Briefing Paper 4, Baltimore, NY: Global Development Policy Center, John Hopkins University

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