Is Chinese aid different?

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HOEFFLER, Anke, Olivier STERCK, 2022. Is Chinese aid different?. In: World Development. Elsevier. 156, 105908. ISSN 0305-750X. eISSN 1873-5991. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2022.105908

@article{Hoeffler2022-08Chine-57429, title={Is Chinese aid different?}, year={2022}, doi={10.1016/j.worlddev.2022.105908}, volume={156}, issn={0305-750X}, journal={World Development}, author={Hoeffler, Anke and Sterck, Olivier}, note={Article Number: 105908} }

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