Qiulongpo Port Container Terminal in Chongqing. Photo: Li Wenyong/World Bank The 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing concluded on a high note with a pledge of $60…

Bernard Aritua |

重庆九龙坡集装箱码头。摄影: 李文勇/世界银行 2018年的中非合作论坛北京峰(FOCAC)会大获成功,中国承诺向非洲国家提供600亿美元的发展援助,加上3年前承诺的600亿美元,这意味着六年间中国向非洲投入1200亿美元。援助资金大部分用于基础设施建设投资。一些非洲国家领导人接受中国和国际媒体专访,决策者们无疑都在考虑中非关系的方方面面。 .

Bernard Aritua |

Malaysia’s experience in addressing access to finance for SMEs has been successful, serving as a learning point for countries like Tanzania. Photo: Samuel Goh/World Bank Tanzania is set towards…

Djauhari Sitorus |

Nearly 50 years ago, books such as Asian Drama: An Inquiry Into The Poverty Of Nations, by the Swedish economist and Nobel laureate Gunnar Myrdal, offered a dire prediction of famine and poverty…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The issue of China-Africa engagement has been in the headlines this week as leaders from China and from across the African continent gathered in Egypt for the Fourth Heads of State Summit of the…

Philip E. Karp |

China is emerging as a major financer of infrastructure projects in Africa, as documented in Building Bridges, a report released this week by the World Bank.  This is a very welcome development…

David Dollar |

David Dollar and I have both posted recently about lessons from China for Africa.  Here is one more view, from Joe Remenyi who recently served a stint as Research Director for the International…

Philip E. Karp |

Last week I posted some reflections from the field visit portion of last month’s Experience-Sharing Program on Development between China and Africa.  The program covered key aspects of China’s…

Philip E. Karp |

Thirty African officials visited China for 12 days in May on a pilot South-South knowledge exchange organized by the Chinese government with assistance from the World Bank.  My colleague, Phil…

David Dollar |

I recently had the pleasure of accompanying a group of 15 senior officials from East and Southern Africa on a field visit to Guangxi Autonomous Region and Guangdong Province.  Prior to the field…

Philip E. Karp |