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Chinese aid fuels corruption in Africa, Nigeria hosts Atlantic Ocean gathering, South Africans launch palaeoscience crowdfunding, and more…

Chinese aid fuels corruption in Africa

A paper in the Journal of Public Economics argues that aid from China fuels local corruption in Africa. The authors based in Sweden and Norway write that the Chinese projects may increase corruption through donors engaging in corruption and norm transmission: “We argue that both economic incentive and normative arguments speak in favor of Chinese aid projects fueling local corruption.” They note that Chinese aid has “no observable impact on local economic activity”, which they contrast with World Bank-funded projects that showed no observable increase in corruption and stimulated local growth.

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