Some of the Rising Powers have developed innovative strategies which have achieved considerable social development gains in their home countries, leading researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to analyse ways of learning from their experiences and applying these lessons elsewhere, particularly in Africa. In addition to exchanges supported by traditional bilateral and multilateral donors, these countries are increasingly active in sharing their experiences directly through ‘South-South Cooperation’.
This guide looks at research outputs in key thematic areas covering the role of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and other ‘emerging’ or ‘Rising Powers’ in international development, and their impact on poverty reduction and social development in low-income countries.
- Rising Powers in International Development: an annotated bibliography
- The Rising Powers – a category that includes the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as well as other key countries such as Mexico, Turkey and Indonesia – are establishing themselves as an influential presence in the global development landscape. This bibliography builds on the work of the ‘BRICS Initiative’, a horizon-scanning project supported by the UK's Institute of Development Studies' Tomorrow Today fund, and the DFID-funded Rising Powers in International Development (RPID) programme. It is is intended for a global audience of policy-makers, students, academics and researchers, and offers quick and easy familiarisation with the major English-language literature on the Rising Powers’ impact on development.
- Contours of South-South Cooperation and Biotechnology in Asia: strategising for agricultural and industrial growth
- Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2011
- Several Asian economies have adopted biotechnology for harnessing development and efforts are on for integrating biotechnology in the national development plans. While some countries have progressed well, many others continue to face ...
- Releasing the prisoners from their dilemma: how to resolve labour tensions in South Africa’s mining sector
- R. Harvey / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2013
- This brief quotes that labour legislation in South Africa creates strong incentives for rival unions to value violence over co-operation. Indeed, mining companies cannot afford to offer the kind of wage increases that are being demand...
- G20: Mexico, an emerging country in the club of the powerful
- Oxfam Mexico, 2012
- As an emerging country, Mexico has worked to establish its presence and be heard by the most powerful nations. Becoming the 11th largest economy in the world is the result of an uphill battle that made Mexico eligible to join the G20,...
- Russia as a humanitarian aid donor
- A. Brezhneva; D. Ukhova / Oxfam, 2013
- In the recent years Russia has made a number of international aid commitments, for example within the G8, marking its re-emergence as an international donor since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Yet the country?s involvement i...
- Left behind by the G20? How inequality and environmental degradation threaten to exclude poor people from the benefits of economic growth
- In 2010, the G20 committed themselves to promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth. They argued that ‘for prosperity to be sustained it must be shared’ and also endorsed ‘green growth’, which pro...