Deborah Brautigam

Deborah Bräutigam is currently Professor and Director of the International Development Program at Johns Hopkins University/SAIS. Her research focuses on China-Africa relations, foreign aid, industrialization, state-building, and development. She is the author of The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2009) as well as publications on foreign aid and governance; taxation and state-building; global networks and comparative development in Africa and Asia. Her blog, chinaafricarealstory.com continues to delve into myths and realities of China's African engagement.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project seeks to understand the recent impact on Ethiopia's leather value chain of investment and growing interest from predominantly Asian/Chinese firms in order to inform policies to foster productivity-enhancing linkages between foreign and local firms. 
Researchers: Deborah Brautigam, Margaret McMillan, Xiaobo Zhang
Grants Round: 1st Round
Country: Ethiopia