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.
- Traditional and emerging partners’ role in African regional economic integration: issues and recommendations
- M. Dube / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2013
- Regional integration in Africa is still an active agenda item for African nations and pan-African institutions such as the African Union. Regional integration is motivated by the need for larger markets in order to grow trade and inve...
- The India-Brazil-South Africa Forum a decade on: mismatched partners or the rise of the South?
- F. Soule-Kohndou / Global Economic Governance Programme, University College Oxford, 2013
- Gridlock in the Doha round of international trade negotiations in the WTO since 2001 has led developing countries to pursue different strategies to boost trade and investment among various partners. One of these mechanisms is the Indi...
- The economic engagement footprint of rising powers in sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of trade, foreign direct investment and aid flows
- X. Cirera / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2013
- Rising powers such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the Gulf states or Turkey have entered the development arena through their expanding relationships with low-income countries (LICs) . A widespread perception is that these coun...
- Chinese foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean: China-Latin America cross-council taskforce
- M. Pérez Ludeña; T. Chen / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2013
- Although Chinese corporations were relatively unknown in Latin America until a few years ago, their direct investments in the region have averaged about US$10 billion per year since 2010. Their presence and economic leverage have beco...
- BRICS and the China-India construct: a new world order in making?
- J.P. Panda / Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, India, 2013
- Academics and policy experts across the world are trying to comprehend the various dynamics of BRICS, a relatively new arrival on the global scene. Of particular interest is the construct of China-India, two of the most populous socie...