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C hina p refe rs to refe r to its increa sin g, com p lex partne rships o n the con tinent as eco nomic ra the r tha n devel opme nt coo peration, which it sees as p ate rnalis tic and deceptive . C hina does not ma ke the d istinction between development aid and fi nanci al a nd non-finan ci al inflo ws (Weste rn co untries, by co ntrast label any resource tra nsfe r as aid if it does no t consist o f more tha n 75 per ce nt in inte rest-ea rni ng loa ns) . A ccording to Chinese princip les, everythi ng is ope n to negotiatio n, including aid conditio ns.
Desp ite criti cism s of Boserup's research a nd the way in whi ch WID advocates have take n it up, e ff icie ncy arg ume nts are s till central to the wo me n and deve lopme nt disco u rse. While bureaucrati c resista nce to ge nder re d istr ibuti ve po licies m a y ha ve necessitate d efficie ncy-based arg ume nts by WID advocates, the s trategy has been proble matic. A s Goetz pOints o u t, de mo nstra ting the e fficienc y divide nds of investing in wo m en me ant tha t WfD ad vocates shifte d the e m ph asi s awa y fro m wome n's needs a nd inte rests in de ve lo pme nt, to calculati ng w hat de ve lo pmen t need s fro m wo men (Goetz 1994, p.
If the US decid es to integrate indu striali sation into its foreign aid policy, which African countries will be eli gible? Reg