CSIS scholars from the Africa Program, Middle East Program, Global Health Policy Center, the Human Rights Initiative, the Prosperity and Development Project, and the Global Food Security Program research the most critical issues facing the African continent.

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Japan’s Strategic Interests in the Global South: Africa

Japan has provided development assistance to Africa for decades but must contend with Chinese and Russian influence on the continent. This paper reviews Japanese development policy toward Africa and Japan’s efforts to encourage support for the rules-based global order.

Report by Shirato Keiichi — May 21, 2024

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Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
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Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center