Type
General Knowledge
Author
Foster, V., Butterfield, W. and Chen, C.
Organization
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
Published in
2009
Submitted by
Olim Latipov
Related theme(s)
Finances & Economics
Region
Africa (AFR)
Country
International

Building Bridges: China's Growing Role as Infrastructure Financier for Sub-Saharan Africa

China is by far the largest player when it comes to emerging economies that play a role in financing infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. Both bilateral trade and Chinese FDI in Africa grew about fourfold between 2001 and 2005, as well as official economic assistance. The sectors benefiting most are power and transport. The report provides an overview of these activities, in terms of number and analysis.