Program Area: TDF
Transparent Development FootprintsOverviewChina Research
360 degree feedback on development priorities, progress and performance
AidData's Listening to Leaders program collects 360 degree feedback on development priorities, progress, and performance from the perspective of leaders in low- and middle-income countries. We research convergence and divergence in priorities; barriers and opportunities to advance reforms; performance of development partners; and evidence-informed policymaking.
Ties That Bind: Quantifying China's public diplomacy and its "good neighbor" effect
Samantha Custer, Brooke Russell, Matthew DiLorenzo, Mengfan Cheng, Siddhartha Ghose, Jacob Sims, Jennifer Turner, Harsh Desai
Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries
Richard Bluhm, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, Austin Strange, Michael Tierney
China in Africa: Competition for Traditional Development Finance Institutions?
Chris Humphrey, Katharina Michaelowa
The Effects of Chinese Aid on State Legitimacy in Africa: Cross-National and Sub-National Evidence from Surveys, Survey Experiments, and Behavioral Games
Robert A. Blair, Philip Roessler
The Effects of Trade, Aid, and Investment on China's Image in Developing Countries
Vera Z. Eichenauer, Andreas Fuchs, Lutz Brückner
Featured Blog Posts
Chinese infrastructure investments reduce inequalities in developing countries
A new AidData working paper analyzes Chinese infrastructure's impacts using the most comprehensive dataset of Chinese development project locations ever assembled.
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.