New study shows Pacific nations get better at adapting to Chinese aid.

“So the Chinese government might provide a Pacific island government with a loan for a building project for example, and that building is constructed by a Chinese building contractor,” said study author Matt Dornan.

He told the Pacific Beat program there has been no analysis from an aid effectiveness standpoint about how Pacific island nations increase the developmental impact of Chinese assistance.

But China has been criticised for its unwillingness to get involved with the aid co-ordination efforts of Pacific countries and other donors, and for its lack of transparency and its insistence on using Chinese workers.

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