US Department of State: The Economic Impact of Engagement with Taiwan

Through the Institute for War and Peace Reporting’s Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State, this full and open competition announcement invites organizations to submit a proposal for funding for ‘The Economic Impact of Engagement with Taiwan’.

During the past several decades, the number of countries maintaining formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan has steadily decreased as governments switch recognition to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In many cases, the PRC induces countries by explicitly or implicitly promising incentives like market access, bilateral aid, development finance, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Additionally, PRC economic threats can prevent countries from bolstering unofficial relations with Taiwan, such as by hosting a Taiwan representative office or engaging directly with the Taiwan authorities. The details of the economic packages offered or threats made to each country are poorly understood and largely non-transparent. It is also unclear the extent to which the PRC follows through on its economic promises after countries switch recognition to Beijing, or on its threats if countries expand unofficial relations with Taiwan.

This project seeks to fill these knowledge gaps by sponsoring quantitative and qualitative research to analyze the extent to which significant economic impacts on third countries materialize following changes in official or unofficial relations with Taiwan and/or the PRC.

Funding & duration

Estimated available funding is up to USD $207,000 (approx. AUD $265,000) for one award. Project periods will be up to 7 months.

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