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China-African Poverty Reduction Cooperation and Experience Sharing

Authors: An Chunying

ISBN: 978-1-84464-565-7

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-566-4

Hardback-130 Pages

April 2020


£80 €100 $130



Since the end of the World War II, developing countries have been exploring ways to realize national prosperity, hasten social and economic development and improve people’s welfare. For various reasons, however, poverty alleviation efforts have achieved different results. On the one hand, some developing countries like China have successfully reduced their impoverished population and become important contributors to the global poverty relief effort; on the other hand, the African continent, a place where most developing countries are located, is still struggling to lift people out of poverty. At present, China-Africa poverty alleviation cooperation has established solid foundations as can be shown in strong political will and strategic consensus in poverty reduction serving bilateral common interests; the commonality in the basic features of poverty in China and Africa serving as the intrinsic driving force for poverty reduction cooperation; and increasing cooperation opportunities serving as external cementum. With increasing influence from south-south cooperation and African poverty reduction cooperation has entered a new era. For African countries, it is advisable to draw selectively upon China’s poverty alleviation experiences based on each country’s own characteristics of history, culture and economics. That means, during the localization process of the foreign experiences on poverty alleviation, the African countries should form their own poverty reduction mode with African characteristics; for China, during the process of poverty reduction cooperation, the guiding ideology should be the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind, and the principle should be based on equality, inclusiveness and diversity of cooperation with respect for the autonomy of African poverty alleviation strategies, mobilizing various forces to carry out comprehensive poverty alleviation measures.




Chapter 1

International Background of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

1 Mindset Shift on International Development Cooperation 3

1.1 Poverty Alleviation through Economic Growth

1.2 Poverty Alleviation through Economic Development

1.3 Poverty Alleviation through Pro-poor Economic Growth

2 From “Millennium Development Goals” to “Sustainable Development Goals”

2.1 Goals of International Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

2.2 Further Goals of International Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

3 International Cooperation on Poverty Alleviation in Africa

3.1 Aids from Advanced Economics

3.2 Aids from Emerging Economics

Chapter 2

Foundation of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

1 Poverty in Africa from a Global Perspective

1.1 Global Poverty Distribution

1.2 Progress in African Poverty Alleviation

2 China’s Economic Growth and Achievements in Poverty Alleviation

2.1 History of Poverty Alleviation Policies in China

2.2 China’s Achievements in Poverty Alleviation

3 Foundation of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

3.1 Shared Interests between Africa and China

3.2 The Internal Driving Force of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

Chapter 3

Contents and Approaches of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

1 Poverty Alleviation Cooperation at the Government Level

1.1 Contents and Achievements

1.2 Case Analysis

2 Poverty Alleviation Cooperation at the Enterprise Level

2.1 Approaches and Contents

2.2 Case Analysis

3 Poverty Alleviation Cooperation at the Non-Government Organization (NGO) Level

3.1 Current Situation of Poverty Alleviation Cooperation 3.2 Case Analysis

Chapter 4

Trends of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

1 Available China’s Poverty Alleviation Experience for African Countries

1.1 Giving Full Play to the Leading Role of the Government

1.2 Setting up National Special Funds for Poverty Alleviation

1.3 Maintaining a Robust Economic Growth

1.4 Promoting Poverty Alleviation through Agricultural Development

1.5 Tackling Unemployment Problem for Impoverished Residents

1.6 Balancing the Need of Self-Reliance and Call for International Aid

2 New Opportunities for China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

2.1 Rising Influence of the South-South Poverty Alleviation Cooperation Model

2.2 Endeavour to Push Forward the Economic Transformation in African Countries

2.3 New Era for China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

2.4 Establishing China International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA)

3 Suggestion of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

3.1 Upgrading the Position of Poverty Alleviation Cooperation in China-Africa Relationship

3.2 Making Clear of the Principles of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

3.3 The Optimization of the Path China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation

3.4 The Expansion of the Content of China-Africa Poverty Alleviation Cooperation



About Author:

An Chunying, Senior Editor of the Institute of West-Asian and African Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Managing associate editor of the journal West Asia and Africa, and Secretary General of Research Society for African Problems and Director of Division of Middle East Studies. Hermajor fields of study cover African economy, poverty reduction and sustainable development in Africa, and China-Africa relations. Major publications include the following: Study on the Issues of Poverty and Anti-Poverty in Africa (singleauthored, 2010); Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin on West Asia and Africa (co-edited,2010), Multi-dimensional Viewpoints of China-Africa Development Cooperation(co-edited, 2012), Study of the Economic Issues in West Asia and Africa (co-edited,2016), Marxism and the Study of Development Paths of West Asian Countries (coedited,2017). She has also published over 40 research articles, and has served as the leading researcher for a number of research projects from the CASS and other ministries. The awards she won include the following: Third Prize of the CASS Award for Excellence in Countermeasure Studies; China-Africa Joint Exchange Program Research Award (2013) issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; CASS Outstanding Academic Journal Award, etc.

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