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Africa - Towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals with the help of China?

Sjöberg, Jenny (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this paper was to examine the consequences of China?s

relationship with Africa, when it comes to promoting the achievement of the

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa. In the last few years, China

has made massive economic and political engagements in Africa, and what

consequences this will have on Africa's possibilities of development, is highly

debated. I have used the UN development theory, underlying the MDGs, as a

theoretical framework, focusing on three key concepts within the theory, namely;

sustainable economic growth, efficient aid and debt-relief, and the support of

good governance. The study is a qualitative case-study, based mostly on secondhand

material. My findings conclude that China is... (More)
The purpose of this paper was to examine the consequences of China?s

relationship with Africa, when it comes to promoting the achievement of the

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa. In the last few years, China

has made massive economic and political engagements in Africa, and what

consequences this will have on Africa's possibilities of development, is highly

debated. I have used the UN development theory, underlying the MDGs, as a

theoretical framework, focusing on three key concepts within the theory, namely;

sustainable economic growth, efficient aid and debt-relief, and the support of

good governance. The study is a qualitative case-study, based mostly on secondhand

material. My findings conclude that China is promoting the achievement of

the MDGs in Africa in some respects, but is failing to do so in others. China is

spurring economic growth in Africa, which is very beneficial when it comes to the

achievement of the MDGs. However, China fails when it comes to the support of

good governance, which has the potential of being devastating when it comes to

promoting the achievement of the MDGs in Africa. (Less)
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author
Sjöberg, Jenny
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Key words:, China, Africa, the Millennium Development Goals, development, good governance, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1319290
date added to LUP
2008-01-07 00:00:00
date last changed
2008-01-30 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper was to examine the consequences of China?s

relationship with Africa, when it comes to promoting the achievement of the

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa. In the last few years, China

has made massive economic and political engagements in Africa, and what

consequences this will have on Africa's possibilities of development, is highly

debated. I have used the UN development theory, underlying the MDGs, as a

theoretical framework, focusing on three key concepts within the theory, namely;

sustainable economic growth, efficient aid and debt-relief, and the support of

good governance. The study is a qualitative case-study, based mostly on secondhand

material. My findings conclude that China is promoting the achievement of

the MDGs in Africa in some respects, but is failing to do so in others. China is

spurring economic growth in Africa, which is very beneficial when it comes to the

achievement of the MDGs. However, China fails when it comes to the support of

good governance, which has the potential of being devastating when it comes to

promoting the achievement of the MDGs in Africa.},
  author       = {Sjöberg, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Key words:,China,Africa,the Millennium Development Goals, development,good governance,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Africa - Towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals with the help of China?},
  year         = {2007},
}