Below you can find an archived list of student working papers written by students associated with the Center for Trade, Environment and Development.
Caitlyn Sears. 2018. What counts as aid? Dilemmas and ways forward in measuring China's overseas development flows. UB CTED Student Working Paper Series No. 1.
China is the largest donor of foreign aid in the global South but measuring those flows - whether in the form of loans, grants, or in-kind aid -- is not so easy. Sears addresses this problem by developing a tool that compares prevailing definitions of aid and applying it to China's aid flows to the continent of Africa.