Jing Gu - Research Fellow, Programme Convenor
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 Convenor of the IDS Rising Powers in International Development Programme, 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
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
Post-crisis prospects for China-Africa relations
This paper discusses how China's relationship with Africa is contributing to its overall development and emphasizes the central role of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). More details
The Last Golden Land? Chinese Private Companies Go to AfricaIDS Working Paper 365 (2011)
A new dynamic presence is spreading rapidly and widely across Africa: that of Chinese private enterprises. For these firms, Africa is ‘the last golden land' of economic opportunity. More details