Friday, March 1, 2013

China, India and Brazil in Africa

Sebastian Barnet Fuchs
Sebastian Barnet Fuchs, coordinator for development policy and human rights for the Political Dialogue Analysis Team at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Berlin wrote a nice summary titled "China, India and Brazil in Africa: Effects on Development Policy" for the February 2013 KAS International Reports.

He concluded that China, India and Brazil do not view their close ties with African governments as the donor-recipient relationship that has characterized Western development cooperation programs.

Rather than aid projects, they focus on trade and direct investment.  Their aid is largely unconditional, which runs counter to the Western approach towards development assistance.

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