Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96309
Authors: 
Muchapondwa, Edwin
Nielson, Daniel
Parks, Bradley
Strange, Austin M.
Tierney, Michael J.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/031
Abstract: 
A new methodology, Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows (TUFF), allows us to systematically gather open-source information - e.g. news reports, case studies, project inventories from embassy websites, and grant and loan data published by recipient governments - about Chinese development finance activities in Africa that can be updated and improved through crowd-sourcing. In this study we create and field-test a replicable 'ground-truthing' methodology following an established protocol to verify and update existing data with in-person interviews on Chinese development finance and site visits in Uganda and South Africa. Ground-truthing generally revealed close agreement between open-source data and answers to protocol questions from informants with official roles in the Chinese-funded projects
Subjects: 
China
aid
development finance
Africa
data collection
ground-truthing
JEL: 
C80
F35
O19
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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