The Impact of Chinas Economic Engagements on Private Sector Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
중국의 진출이 사하라 이남 아프리카의 민간부문개발에 미치는 영향

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dc.description학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 국제대학원 국제학과, 2018. 2. 김종섭.-
dc.description.abstractChinas growing role in Sub-Saharan Africa has attracted considerable attention across various media and academia platforms – not to mention traditional donor countries. However, the emergence of China as the largest economic partner of Sub-Saharan Africa has been largely received with negative views, with the country often facing demonization. The main point of criticism rests on the assumption that the primary motivation of China in entering into the continent is for it to secure natural resources, with all its projects operated by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and driven by Chinese state interests. The conventional angle is not wholly mistaken, but considers the issue from only one dimension.

To better understand and explain the interactions and potential impacts, this thesis examines Chinas economic engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa from a Private Sector Development (PSD) perspective. The study is conducted by synthesizing the undervalued opportunities offered by China in Sub-Saharan Africa through a PSD analytical framework, and assessing whether China contributes to laying the foundations for the development of the private sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This thesis finds that, even though Chinas entry into the continent is primarily driven by pragmatic reasons, the presence of Chinese firms in Africa offers various opportunities in terms of labor market development, social and economic infrastructure and service improvement, and value chain development, all of which contribute to the development of the private sector. In addition, several unique characteristics of the Chinese presence have given new economic and geopolitical importance to the continent and provide an alternative to Africas traditional economic partners.

This paper contributes to the current debate on the China-Africa relationship, not by providing conclusive empirical answers on whether Chinas presence in Africa is good or bad, but rather through addressing the knowledge gap in the current literature by conceptualizing and revealing those fragmented and undiscovered stories about the role and impact of China, particularly on Africas private sector development.
dc.description.tableofcontentsI. Introduction 1
II. Literature Review 6
2.1. China-Africa Relations I: Cold War Period 6
2.2. China-Africa Relations II: Since Chinas Go Out Policy 9
III. Analytical Framework 14
3.1. Private Sector Development Terminology 14
3.2. PSD Analytical Framework 16
IV. Sino-Africa Economic Engagements 19
4.1. The China-Africa Trade Pattern 19
4.2. Chinese FDI in Africa 25
V. Chinas Influence on Africas Private Sector Development 39
5.1. Investment and Business Climate 39
5.1.1. Local labor market development 40
5.1.2. Business regulatory reforms 50
5.2. Social and Economic Infrastructure 54
5.2.1. ICT and energy infrastructure improvement 55
5.2.2. Education and health-related infrastructure improvement 68
5.3. Enterprise Development 88
5.3.1. Value chain development and catalytic investments 89
5.3.2. MSMEs promotion 99
VI. Discussion 103
6.1. Challenges 103
6.2. Conclusion 105

Bibliography 111
국 문 초 록 125
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dc.publisher서울대학교 대학원-
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africa-
dc.subjectPrivate Sector Development (PSD)-
dc.subjectforeign aid-
dc.titleThe Impact of Chinas Economic Engagements on Private Sector Development in Sub-Saharan Africa-
dc.title.alternative중국의 진출이 사하라 이남 아프리카의 민간부문개발에 미치는 영향-
dc.contributor.affiliation국제대학원 국제학과-
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