DEGRP’s research on China-Africa focuses on a number of key areas:

  • lessons from China on how local government can contribute to economic growth and human development in Africa;
  • Chinese firms and employment dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • the exports of commodities, such as oil to China and the effect this has on oil sector dynamics and economies in Africa;
  • the impact of Chinese investment in African manufacturing and contract farming and how this can enhance structural transformation;
  • Africa’s growing informal commodity trade and engagement with China.

China-Africa projects