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Leading Development Experts Try to Decipher the B3W and Whether It Can Present a Viable Alternative to China’s BRI

Leaders from the Group of Seven meeting in Cornwall, England. Image via Number 10, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

There’s been a lot of discussion since the Group of 7 countries announced the creation of the new Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative. It is nominally intended to help developing countries build badly-needed infrastructure. But B3W also includes an underlying political objective: presenting an alternative, some call it a “rival,” to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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