The following questions guided the scoping study.
1. In which countries in the miombo ecoregion do the Chinese government and corporations have the greatest economic and political influence, and why?
2. Which economic sectors receive most of the investments from the Chinese government or private sector?
3. In what commodities do the Chinese government and firms have the greatest involvement, and how significant is the influence of these commodities for countries in the region?
4. What are the characteristics of current and planned Chinese investments in sectors of interest (agriculture, forestry, mining)? Which commodities are significant to the research, in terms of both Chinese...