About CARI’s Publications
The China Africa Research Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies’ publications are based on rigorous, evidence-based research. CARI research is grounded in a mixed methodology approach that combines quantitative and qualitative methods and includes both desk studies and in-country fieldwork. Research is conducted by CARI staff, fellows, and affiliated researchers.
CARI research topics focus on China-Africa issues with high policy relevance. After research is completed, key findings are distilled in publications for a wide variety of audiences, including academics and public policy professionals. CARI employs four types of publication formats:
Policy Briefs are short, succinct, and policy-oriented publications. In less than four pages, policy briefs outline the key aspects of the main research topic, the research’s findings, and implications. All briefs include several evidence-based policy recommendations.
Working Papers take a deep dive into a single research topic. Working papers are meant to inform China-Africa academics and experts about developments in the field. The papers detail the research’s methodology, findings, and discusses implications for policy makers or for future research.
Briefing Papers and Economic Bulletins are written by CARI staff and offer in-depth looks into key topics of China-Africa research. With their flexible format, these publications are best suited for readers who want to learn about a topic in more depth than a policy brief but in less detail than a working paper.
Books published by CARI staff are well-researched, evidence-based, and thorough in their analysis of China-Africa issues. These publications contribute significantly to the field of China-Africa literature.
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