Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries
Ties That Bind: Quantifying China's public diplomacy and its "good neighbor" effect
Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa
In the News
Huge foreign aid programmes push China past Japan and India in global influence, report says
May 31, 2018
The First Tranche
Chinese infrastructure investments reduce inequalities in developing countries
Using the most comprehensive dataset of Chinese development project locations ever assembled, a new AidData working paper shows that Chinese infrastructure investments narrow economic inequalities within developing countries.
A volley of words—and new data—on China’s diplomatic reach
A recent report by AidData informed and incited discussion of China’s growing public diplomacy activities in East Asia and Pacific.
China’s financial statecraft: Winning Africa one Yuan at a time?
Teasing out the nexus of money and influence in China’s development activities in Africa with a recent global dataset and a forthcoming report on leaders’ perceptions.
AidData's Geocoded Global Chinese Official Finance, Version 1.0.1
This dataset geolocates Chinese official finance projects committed or implemented from 2000-2014 to capture 3,485 projects totaling $273.6 billion. The data includes both Chinese aid and non-concessional official financing.
China’s Public Diplomacy in East Asia and Pacific, Version 1.0
This dataset provides an initial quantitative look into China’s public diplomacy activities in the East Asia and Pacific region between 2000-2016, as featured in the Ties That Bind report.
AidData's Global Chinese Official Finance Dataset, 2000-2014, Version 1.0
AidData's Global Chinese Official Finance Dataset (Version 1.0) tracks the known universe of overseas Chinese official finance between 2000-2014, capturing 4,373 records totaling $354.4 billion. The data includes both Chinese aid and non-concessional official financing.
Chinese Official Finance in Ecologically Sensitive Areas Geocoded Research Release, Version 1.0.1
This sub-nationally georeferenced dataset of Chinese official finance activities between 2000 and 2014 tracks $149,159,306,133.72 of commitments in three ecologically sensitive regions -- the Tropical Andes in South America, the Great Lakes of Africa, and the Mekong Delta in Southeast Asia.
AidData's Chinese Official Finance to Africa Dataset, 2000-2012, Version 1.1.1
This is a sub-nationally georeferenced dataset of Chinese official finance activities that spans 50 African countries over the 2000-2012 period. It includes 1,952 Chinese development finance projects across 3,545 physical locations.
AidData's Chinese Official Finance to Africa Dataset, 2000-2013, Version 1.2
The 1.2 version of AidData's Chinese Official Finance to Africa Dataset tracks 2,647 development finance activities in Africa from 2000 to 2013. The data includes both Chinese aid and non-concessional official financing.