The Potential Effect of COVID 19 on Chinese Aid and Investment in Africa

Apr 15, 2020

Hello and welcome back!

While I have absolutely no idea what day of the week it is, I do know that since my last blog I have spent a tremendous amount of time researching my new topic. My new topic is the potential effect of COVID 19 on Chinese aid and investment in Africa. While there is very little evidence that displays the current influence this virus has had, it is not impossible to estimate the current and future trends. To do this one has to look back to the past few decades and understand the effect that other deadly pandemics, like SARS and H1N1, had on investments in Africa and around the globe.

So far is has been extremely frustrating trying to find the data I need. There is hardly any research that makes any correlation between change in Chinese investment in Africa and these pandemics. This roadblock has caused me to look at the situation from a different angle, by analyzing the time periods that the viruses were prevalent and the change, if any, in investments. While this is certainly a much slower route, every day I gain new insight and grow more confident that my paper will have all the information I desire and more.

I have already learned so much and will share some of the interesting and surprising facts that I have learned so far in my next blog.



One Reply to “The Potential Effect of COVID 19 on Chinese Aid and Investment in Africa”

  1. Charles T. says:

    Haha! Looks like someone has been too deep into his research. Lost track of time… and days!

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