Tuesday, December 2, 2014

African Leaders and China's Foreign Assistance

Aid Data published in November 2014 a study titled "Aid on Demand: African  Leaders and the Geography of China's Foreign Assistance" by Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Roland Hodler, Bradley Parks, Paul Raschky, and Michael Tierney.  The study investigates whether political leaders of aid-receiving African countries use foreign aid to further their own political or personal interests. 

The authors noted that the publication of this paper led to some inaccurate reporting and confusion among journalists, bloggers, and researchers.  They published a rejoinder on 26 November 2014 titled "Diving into the Details: What 'Aid on Demand' Says and Doesn't Say about China in Africa."