China's Role in Africa: Implications for Governance and Development in Fragile States

The purpose of this project is to explain and evaluate China’s approach and contribution to governance, development and state-building in Africa's 'fragile states.' The project aims to develop a deeper understanding of the Chinese role and approach to governance in these countries.

The objectives of the study are to generate new empirical knowledge about China's approach to development governance and thereby to establish a clear understanding of the complex institutional and procedural strands contributing to China's approach to 'development governance'. The research findings which the project produces will facilitate empirically-based policy development in Africa, China and the UK. At the same time this new research knowledge will also provide support for international dialogue and coordination in approaches to fragile states in Africa.

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T: +44 (0)1273 915692

E: j.gu@ids.ac.uk

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Contact:
Deborah Brautigam
T:
202-885-1000
E:
dbrauti@american.edu
Website:
http://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/dbrauti.cfm
Contact:
Anthony Carty
T:
+44 (0)1224 272441
E:
a.carty@abdn.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/law/staffmember.php?ID=55
Project Dates:
January 2011
Project Status:
Open
Funder:
Department for International Development (DFID)

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