Jing Gu - Research Fellow, Centre Director
Jing Gu has an interdisciplinary background in law, economics and international relations. She has extensive experience in the field of business and development.
She is the director of the Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development, and leads the programme’s work on China and on Emerging Powers in African Economic development.
She carries out academic research, training and consultancy on business, governance and development for the UNDP, UNCTAD, African Development Bank, International Poverty Reduction Centre in China, MOFCOM, DFID, GTZ and NGOs such as China-Africa Business Council.
She has led several interdisciplinary research projects involving multi-country teams. Research interests include development policy, governance and accountability, trade and sustainable development.
Strengthening the Capacity of the International Poverty Reduction Center in China for South-South Cooperation
The Implications of China’s “Going Out” Strategy for Inequality and Poverty Alleviation in Latin America and Africa
Is China’s Role in African Fragile States Exploitative or Developmental?IDS Policy Briefing 91 (2015)
China’s increasing engagement in Africa has generated heated debates over the extent to which its activities are exploitative or developmental. More details
China’s Engagement in International Development Cooperation: The State of the DebateIDS Evidence Report 116 (2015)
This research aims to investigate the recent evolution of China’s discourse on development and aid. More precisely, how do China’s policymakers and influential scholars understand and debate China’s role in the field of international development aid, specifically in the context of China as a ‘rising power’? More details
Understanding China’s Approaches to International DevelopmentIDS Policy Briefing 75 (2014)
China’s impressive economic growth and increasing development activities overseas, particularly in the African continent, have spurred intense debate and criticism over its role as a rising power in international development. More details
China and International Development: Challenges and OpportunitiesIDS Bulletin 45.4 (2014)
In parallel to its domestic economic boom, China has grown increasingly active and influential on the international stage, including in global development. China’s re-emergence on the global stage is both a cause and a symptom of the fundamental sea change now affecting development assistance and policy. More details
Mentions in the media
Related Programmes and Centres:
Business and Development Centre; Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development; Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development; Rising Powers in International Development.
Sub Saharan Africa; China.