This dataset geolocates Chinese Government-financed projects that were implemented between 2000-2014. It captures 3,485 projects worth $273.6 billion in total official financing. The dataset includes both Chinese aid and non-concessional official financing.
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Bluhm, R., Dreher, A., Fuchs, A., Parks, B. C., Strange, A., & Tierney, M.J. (2018). Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries. AidData Working Paper #64. Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary.
Dreher, A., Fuchs, A., Parks, B. C., Strange, A., & Tierney, M.J. (Forthcoming). Banking on Beijing: The Aims and Impacts of China’s Overseas Development Program. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
AidData Research and Evaluation Unit. (2017). Geocoding Methodology, Version 2.0. Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary. https://www.aiddata.org/publications/geocoding-methodology-version-2-0
*Please note: All three works count as the official citation for this dataset.