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What Does Chinese Lending to Africa Look Like Now?

Source: Chinese Loans to Africa (CLA) Database, 2023. Boston University Global Development Policy Center.

China has been one of the most important development lenders to Africa over the last quarter of a century. This has transformed the African development landscape in helpful and problematic ways. It is also changing very rapidly. 

A new report from Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center uses the latest data from their Chinese Loans to Africa (CLA) database to provide a state of play of Chinese loans to Africa and identify key trends. 

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