Building Asian Drivers Networks in Africa and Southeast Asia

The goal of the project was to promote the development of research networks in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia working on the Asian Drivers theme: the impact of China and India on other parts of the developing world.

IDS worked closely with the African Economics Research Consortium, and a number of research meetings were organised. A small network was developed in Southeast Asia, centred on the Social Research Institute at Chiang Mai University in Thailand.

Key contacts

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John Humphrey

Professorial Fellow

Project details

start date
1 February 2006
end date
31 October 2007


Supported by
Rockefeller Foundation

About this project


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Jing Gu

Research Fellow, Centre Director

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John Humphrey

Professorial Fellow

Recent work

Journal Article

The Impact of Africa on China

"If African countries are to maximise the benefit of engagement with China, it is important to ask the question "How can Africa — as a whole and as individual countries — change China's policy stance to Africa so that more benefit accrues to Africa from the relationship?" Here, the critical...

2 January 2006