Wednesday, March 23, 2016

China's NGOs and Africa

The Diplomat published on 23 March 2016 a commentary titled "China's NGOs Go Global" by Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta.  The number of Chinese NGOs, most of which are government-organized NGOs or GONGOs, in Africa and Southeast Asia is more than 100, although as few as 10 to 15 have permanent operations and local offices.  In Africa, they have been active in the health sector in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.  Unlike Western NGOs, there is some concern that Chinese GONGOs will strengthen authoritarian tendencies

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