Open Development Mekong publishes new profile on Chinese financial aid in the Lower Mekong

Open Development Mekong has published an interactive map visualizing 472 Chinese financial aid projects in the Lower Mekong countries.

The data visualized in this map is extracted from a sub-nationally georeferenced dataset of Chinese official finance activities between 2000 and 2014 in three ecologically sensitive regions — the Tropical Andes in South America, the Great Lakes of Africa, and the Mekong Delta in Southeast Asia.

View the map and download the data here:

Data source: Ben Yishay, Ariel, Bradley Parks, Daniel Runfola, Rachel Trichler. 2016. Forest Cover Impacts of Chinese Development Projects in Ecologically Sensitive Areas. AidData Working Paper #32. Williamsburg, VA: AidData.