China has become a major force for global development in recent years, while its approach to global engagement has changed rapidly and fundamentally.
New institutions and strategic initiatives – such as the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank, Belt and Road Initiative and China International Development Cooperation Agency- are being promoted at central government, and are driving changes in the practices of actors across the Chinese system. China has also become an important source of direct foreign investment in many countries
The IDS China Centre focuses on topics such as China’s role in global development, renewable energy and global health security. Through partnerships with leading academic institutions in China our insights are helping increase understanding of the role that China plays in development.