Geocoded China Data
AidData's Geocoded Global Chinese Official Finance, Version 1.0.1Download
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.
Bluhm, Richard, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, Austin Strange, and Michael Tierney. 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.
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: Both works count as the official citation for this dataset.
(Most Current Version)
(Most Current Geocoded Version)
Natural Resource Concessions
After releasing the first-ever global dataset of Chinese development projects in October of 2017, AidData embarked on a far-reaching effort to assign precise geographic coordinates to those projects. The result of thousands of hours of geocoding by dozens of research assistants is a first-of-its-kind geocoded dataset that pinpoints 3,485 Chinese development projects worth USD $273.6 billion that were implemented in 6,190 locations in 138 countries over a fifteen-year period (2000-2014). This dataset only includes projects that were both recommended for research in the original dataset and projects whose status was completed or implemented.
The data package available for download at the link above includes the following files:
Each row in these datasets contain a project location. To make it easier for users to distinguish between projects that do or do not meet the strict definition of “aid,” these files provide project location records that have been pre-filtered according to the “flow_class” variable (ODA-like, OOF-like, or Vague OF). Descriptions of these flow classes and their meanings are listed in the accompanying Readme.