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Development Reimagined

Development Reimagined is an African-led international development consultancy with headquarters in China, and offices in Kenya and the UK.

The team have expertise in the fields of economic development, diplomacy, environment and public relations, and with a special focus on the relationships between African countries and China.
Posts by Development Reimagined
September 08, 2022

Zambia’s New IMF Deal Shifts China to the Backseat

By Jade Scarfe
Two key features of the IMF deal will have the result – intended or not – of shifting Zambian spending away from Chinese projects.

August 10, 2022

Is China to Blame for Sri Lanka’s Debt Woes?

By Ivory Kairo
China's role in lending to Sri Lanka has expanded in the last 20 years, but fewer Chinese loans would not have saved the country from its current economic crisis.
July 12, 2022

Don’t Sleep on China’s Global Develop­ment Initiative

By Fikayo Akeredolu
China’s GDI was largely overshadowed by the G-7’s new infrastructure initiative. Given both sides' track records, though, that may be a mistake.

June 08, 2022

Will China’s ‘Global Security Initiative’ Catch on?

By Ovigwe Eguegu
China will need to secure buy-in from some other major global players if it wants the GSI to succeed.

May 27, 2022

Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?

By Patrick Anam
A closer look at the trends and differences in Japanese vs. Chinese lending to Kenya.

May 05, 2022

Why Did Chinese Loans to Africa Fall So Much in 2020?

By Etsehiwot Kebret and Yike Fu
Of course the COVID-19 pandemic played a role, but there is another factor at play: pressure from international organizations to avoid debt.
April 29, 2022

China Will Help Restructure Zambia’s Debt. What Exactly Does That Mean?

By Hannah Ryder
China will work with the “Paris Club” on Zambia’s debt. Is that good or bad for Zambia?

March 28, 2022

What Did China’s Flurry of African Engagements Have to Do With Ukraine?

By Lauren Ashmore
Some analysts suggested Beijing was seeking to shore up international support for its position on the Ukraine war. Maybe, but that wasn’t the major impetus for the recent series of bilateral meetings.

March 10, 2022

Does China’s Position on the Russia-Ukraine War Matter to African Countries?

By Ovigwe Eguegu
Analysts and officials in the U.S. and Europe have been sharply critical of China’s stance. But the view from African countries is different.

February 25, 2022

China’s Relationship With Argentina Goes Far Beyond the Falklands/Malvinas Dispute

By Osaru Omosigho
The focus on China’s support for Argentina in the territorial dispute overshadows more important parts of the relationship, especially in trade and finance.

February 17, 2022

What Does China’s Horn of Africa Envoy Mean for Its Non-Intervention Principle?

By Ovigwe Eguegu
China’s approach to security issues is meant to be in line with African frameworks, in accordance with the principle of non-intervention.
January 27, 2022

Barbados’ New Republic: A Win for China?

By Judith Mwai and Lauren Ashmore
Centering Barbados’ decision to end ties with the British monarchy around China only underscores the problem: The U.K.'s lack of interest in Barbados and similar countries.

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