African Perceptions of Donor Agencies: Emerging Developments in Sino-African Relations

ILIRIA International Review, 2020, Vol. 10 (1) pp.106-133.

20 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2020

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Joseph Ato Forson

University of Education, Winneba

Awaisu Imurana Braimah

University of Education, Winneba

Akorkor Kehinde Awonoor

Xiamen University

Date Written: June 30, 2020

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that African perceptions of donor agencies such as China may differ from country to country, and are informed by elements such as the country of origin, the knowledge base and orientation towards China. China has been a longstanding partner of Africa since time immemorial through series of trade and cultural exchanges. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches to inquiry, we collect primary data via social survey using google forms with questionnaires administered to participants of ten (10) and six (6) tertiary institutions in Ghana and Togo respectively. This is to give voice to participants from Francophone and Anglophone speaking countries on the subject matter. We give more meaning to the survey data using documentary evidence. Evidence from our frequency distribution of the weighted responses on the various dimension of engagement and that of our phenomenology and narrative tools indicate that there are no singular overarching African perception of China as a donor agent; as the African continent is a 55-state region with diverse conflicting political, economic and socio-cultural proclivities. Africans have embraced China as an emerging force but unlike traditional multilateral bodies, China prefer to deal with Africa on an individual level without going public on matters relating to debt reliefs.

Keywords: Multilateral Agency; Debt Reliefs; Sino-Africa Relations; Donor Agency; Foreign Policy; International Politics

JEL Classification: N17, Z18, Z38

Suggested Citation

Forson, Joseph Ato and Braimah, Awaisu Imurana and Awonoor, Akorkor Kehinde, African Perceptions of Donor Agencies: Emerging Developments in Sino-African Relations (June 30, 2020). ILIRIA International Review, 2020, Vol. 10 (1) pp.106-133. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3643664 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3643664

Joseph Ato Forson (Contact Author)

University of Education, Winneba ( email )

P.O. Box 25
Winneba, Central Region +233
Ghana

HOME PAGE: http://www.uew.edu.gh

Awaisu Imurana Braimah

University of Education, Winneba ( email )

P.O. Box 25
Winneba, Central Region +233
Ghana

Akorkor Kehinde Awonoor

Xiamen University ( email )

Xiamen, Fujian 361005
China

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