The Rise of China and India

What's in it for Africa?

OECD Development Centre

This book demonstrates how the growing economic power of China and India is already influencing the growth patterns of African countries, particularly oil- and commodities-exporting ones. As world prices for commodities rise, producer countries in Africa and throughout the world will gain, but there is more to the story than that. Some African countries are redirecting part of their trade and other relationships from their traditional OECD partners to China and India. The book explores the consequences of this, and comes to some surprising conclusions.

12 May 2006 155 pages English Also available in: French 9789264024427 (PDF)

Author(s): Andrea Goldstein, Nicolas Pinaud, Helmut Reisen and Xiaobao Chen