7:00—8:30 AM ET

What is the Role of Aid to Middle-Income Countries? A View from China

*This panel will be presented in English, with simultaneous interpretation to Mandarin.


  • Ranil Dissanayake, Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD)


  • Taidong Zhou, Head of the Global Development Division, China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD).
  • Daojiong Zha, Professor, International Political Economy at the School of International Studies, Peking University.
  • Xu Xiuli, Professor, College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) and Dean, College of International Development and Global Agriculture (CIDGA), China Agricultural University. ​​​​
  • Stefano Manservisi, Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD)


  • Mark Plant, Co-Director of Development Finance, and Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD)


The Center for Global Development (CGD) is hosting this panel discussion on what the Role of Aid in Middle-Income Countries is. It will consider the role China is playing as a new donor in MICs. What is China’s strategy, and does it respond to its experience as an aid recipient? Ranil Dissanayake will present the findings of a research project conducted by CGD in 2020, which looked at the use of aid in MICs and how to maximize its potential for greater development impact. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion between academia representatives and development policy experts.

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