Mapping Chinese Loans to Africa

John Hopkins University SAIS-CARI Chinese Loans to Africa Database

In recent years China has loaned money to many African nations. To better understand this important topic, researchers at the John Hopkins University SAIS China-Africa Initiative compiled a dataset showing where these loans have gone, when they were given, their associated industries, their purposes, and amounts. Schema collaborated closely with their team to design and build a website to visualize this data for the public and other researchers. The site includes interactive maps and lists that allow researchers and the public to discover patterns, access specific information, and download the data. View the site.

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Interactive Maps and Interfaces

An interactive map allows users to explore loans by country, year, industry, and amount (both number of loans and totals in US dollars). A list interface visualizes the data in a more linear way, while a third view provides a deep dive into the information.

Filtering Data Across Categories

Loan data can be filtered across categories to help users find new insights, access relevant information, and spur further inquiry.

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