Chinese investment and knowledge transfer in Africa

Briefing papers
September 2017

This research brief summarises and sets in context the emerging findings from the Department for International Development and Economic and Social Research Council-funded project ‘Chinese FDI and structural transformation in Africa’, led by Deborah Brautigam, Director of Johns Hopkins’ China-Africa Research Initiative.

The project is studying the potential for Chinese investment to enhance structural transformation in Africa, with a focus on knowledge transfer between Chinese and African firms. So far studies have been completed on Madagascar, Kenya, Zambia and Malawi.