Author: Penelope Davies.
Davies, Penelope. 2007. China and the end of poverty in Africa: towards mutual benefit?. Sundbyberg: Diakonia.
This report examines China’s role as a donor in Africa. It explores Chinese views on such issues, including their response to concerns expressed about the increased cooperation with Africa.
The authors argue that China’s assistance to and cooperation with Africa is changing the rules of the game and threatens to leave by the wayside those governments, institutions and organisations which do not act strategically . Possible ways forward are proposed:
facilitate a triangular dialogue approach between Chinese, African and western governments, and also between Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in China, Africa and western countries
develop joint standards for responsible lending and effective aid
implement strategies for sustainable consumption and production in Africa
western governments should set an example and practise what they preach in the domains of human rights, good governance, environmental and social protection
the Chinese government should move from narrow non-interference to a broad based “non-indifference”