• Lu JiangEmail author
Part of the Governing China in the 21st Century book series (GC21)


This chapter sets up the research background of the transitioning international development cooperation (IDC)—in particular the deepening divide between the traditional Northern donors and the ‘emerging’ Southern development partners, as well as the growing trend of public–private cooperation in IDC. It then situates the research topic of China-Africa agricultural development cooperation into the broader context of global IDC and develops a cluster of research concerns while introducing the methods adopted to address these concerns.


International development cooperation (IDC) Northern/traditional donors Southern development partners/emerging donors China Africa Agricultural development cooperation Research concerns Research methods 


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  1. 1.Shanghai University of International Business and EconomicsShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Fudan Development InstituteShanghaiChina

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