Published online by Cambridge University Press: 21 April 2022
In this book, we introduced and analyzed the 1.0 version of AidData’s global dataset of Chinese ODA- and OOF-financed projects. Shortly after we completed our manuscript (Chapters 1–9), we collaborated with AidData to publish a new (2.0) version of the dataset based upon an improved version of the TUFF methodology (Custer et al. 2021). The 2.0 dataset, which was published in September 2021, captures 13,427 Chinese ODA- and OOF-financed projects worth US$843.1 billion across 165 countries. These projects were financed by more than 330 Chinese government institutions and state-owned entities. The dataset covers projects approved (i.e., officially committed) between 2000 and 2017—and implemented between 2000 and 2021—in every low-income, lower-middle income, and upper-middle income country and territory across Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central and Eastern Europe.