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How will China’s emergence as a development financier change global development and what does it mean for the established international financial institutions? The Center for Global Development’s research explores this question and more.
As the COVID-19 economic crisis brings about rising concerns over debt sustainability in developing countries, a new report from the Center for Global Development finds that China's loans tend to have shorter grace periods and maturities and higher interest rates than loans from the World Bank.
In the face of growing U.S. indifference to multilateral development institutions, China is stepping up. The circumstances around the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have usefully brought to light a longer trend that will ultimately lead to a diminution of U.S. leadership in the multilateral development system.