China’s Impact on African Employment: What Do We Know and Where are the Gaps?


Aly Mbaye, Asad Alam, Barry Sautman, Ben Stanwix, Bernard Casar, Brigitte Read, Catriona Purfield, Chunlin Xhang, Leo Rose-innes, David Maimela, Deborah Brautigam, Derek Yu, Ferdie Mostert, Francisco Ferreira, Haroon Bhorat, Isabel Yishu Yang
21 - 22 November 2014 (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)
Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa


Chinese outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in Africa reached $16 billion in 2012, ranking China as Africa’s fourth largest individual country investor with investment rates growing faster than any of the continent’s other global trading partners. This has triggered many important research topics.

The first annual NJD (Network of Jobs and Development, World Bank) Conference for the China and Africa partners will be held in November 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa, under the auspices of the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at the University of Cape Town and HKUST IEMS.


DPRU – Ben Stanwix: or Sarah Marriott:
HKUST – Lois Li

More about the Conference

Conference Web Page (provides the event programme, attendee list and summary report)

Network for Jobs and Development

The Network for Jobs and Development (NJD) partnership is supported by the World Bank’s Development Grant Facility (DGF). It was established to pursue a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach to the global jobs agenda. More…

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