Between 2001 and 2011, China's pledged foreign aid was $671 billion. In all regions and countries, China's assistance focuses on the development of natural resources, principally energy-related (coal, oil, and gas). Both parties presumably benefit from China's aid but both are also exposed to added risks and hidden costs.
With the world's second largest economy, China has the capacity to engage in substantial programs of economic assistance and government-sponsored investments in 93 emerging-market countries.
RAND researchers assessed the scale, trends, and composition of China's foreign aid and government-sponsored investment programs in six regions: Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and East Asia.
This systematic review examined the question: what is the evidence of the impact on family well-being of giving economic resources to women relative to the impact of giving them to men?
This document synthesizes the discussion from a roundtable symposium RAND convened in January 2012 to explore the practical difficulties facing companies in complying with anti-corruption mandates and the challenges of corruption in foreign markets.
In developing countries, HIV medical care is often insufficient to achieve social and economic health, and hence innovative economic support programs are much needed.
Can prizes spur innovation? How do you set the prizes, and how large do they need to be?
Examines the effectiveness of foreign aid to developing countries.
Published commentary by RAND staff.
This paper considers the question of capital outflows from some developing countries that are themselves recipients of public capital inflows in the form of Official Development Assistance.
This study estimates interest elasticities of rural savings and investment in a major developing country, India, and examines the apparent effects on those factors of policies of financial repression. Critics claim that such policies inhibit rural s...
Recent developments in international lending and borrowing have invoked interest in the debt servicing capacity (DSC) of developing countries. This survey shows assessments that have been made of DSC and the complex policy implications which follow f...
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Ph.D. student in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in economics, Florida State University; B.S. in economics and international affairs, Florida State University
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Ph.D. in anthropology, Harvard Universiy; M.A. in anthropology, Harvard University; B.A. in history, Yale University