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Title:The impact of China on the donor landscape in African fragile states
Author:Schiere, Richard
Year:2014
Periodical:IDS Bulletin
Volume:45
Issue:4
Pages:46-56
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
China
Subjects:State
conflict
peacebuilding
development cooperation
South-South relations
Link:https://doi.org/10.1111/1759-5436.12092
Abstract:This article analyses the impact of China on the donor landscape in African fragile states. This is undertaken by first discussing the global trends of South-South collaboration as part of the broader post-Busan development debate, and secondly, the specific role of China in four African fragile states, which are respectively Liberia, Angola, Mali and Sudan. The article has two main findings. Firstly, China provides additional development opportunities but is not applying the same development cooperation model as traditional Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors. This fragmentation of global development cooperation modalities requires capacity to coordinate donors by aid-recipient countries. Secondly, as China's economic interests grow in Africa, it is also expanding its support for regional stability by participating in UN peacekeeping operations. One of the key conditions for China's participation, however, is a clear mandate by an African regional organisation such as the African Union and Regional Economic Communities. This approach ensures that China maintains its principles of respecting national sovereignty and non-interference in the domestic affairs of other countries. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and Chinese. [Journal abstract]
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