US and China Economic Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa

By GAO
Feb. 8, 2013

United States Government Accountability Office – Report to Congressional Requesters

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released in February 2013 a major report on “Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement” that focuses on trade, aid, investment and contracts. It is one of the few studies that compares US and China’s approach to these issues.

The GAO issued a supplementary report titled “Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies of U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement in Angola, Ghana and Kenya.”

The reports are embedded below:

Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement
Sub-Saharan Africa – Trends in US and Chinese Economic Engagement

Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies of U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement in Angola, Ghana and Kenya
Sub-Saharan Africa – Case Studies of US and Chinese Economic Engagement in Angola Ghana and Kenya – a Supplement