The Rise of China and its Implications for Western Development Cooperation Policy
|Thesis title in Czech:||Růst Číny a jeho implikace pro západní politiku rozvojové spolupráce|
|Thesis title in English:||The Rise of China and its Implications for Western Development Cooperation Policy|
|English key words:||Development cooperation, international aid architecture, OECD DAC, new donors, China, donor competition|
|Academic year of topic announcement:||2017/2018|
|Type of assignment:||diploma thesis|
|Department:||Department of International Relations (23-KMV)|
|Supervisor:||Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Author:||hidden - assigned by the advisor|
|Date of registration:||27.06.2018|
|Date of assignment:||27.06.2018|
|Date and time of defence:||09.09.2019 00:00|
|Venue of defence:||Jinonice - U Kříže 8, Praha 5, J3093, Jinonice - místn. č. 3093|
|Date of electronic submission:||31.07.2019|
|Date of proceeded defence:||09.09.2019|
|Reviewers:||doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A.|
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|Preliminary scope of work in English|
|Recently new donors are beginning to challenge the international aid architecture of traditional Western donors by providing huge amounts of foreign aid to Sub-Sahara African (SSA) countries without political conditions attached, thereby undermining the bargaining power and influence of OECD DAC donors. Especially Chinas new role as aid donor causes a lot of scepticism among researchers. This master thesis investigates whether OECD DAC donors changed their aid allocation policies and patterns in response to rising Chinese foreign aid activities in SSA countries. So far, the literature investigating the relationship between foreign aid provided by traditional Western donors and aid by the Chinese government has been limited mostly due to the lack of accurate data on Chinese foreign aid. This study makes use of a new dataset on Chinese foreign aid flows in order to examine the response of OECD DAC donors to Chinese foreign aid activities in SSA between 2000 to 2014. It finds that contrary to current assumptions OECD DAC donors do not generally change their policies and aid allocation patterns as a response to Chinese aid activities in SSA. However, Chinese foreign aid seems to influence OECD DAC foreign aid commitments to the economic infrastructure sector.|