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.
- Media perceptions and portrayals of pastoralists in Kenya, India and China
- M. Shanahan / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2013
- Through the analysis of newspaper articles and a survey of journalists, this publication identifies gaps and highlights differences in how the media portray pastoralism in Kenya, China and India. In discussing their methodology, the a...
- The social and environmental implications of urbanization strategies and domestic land grabbing in China: the case of Chongming island
- G. Siciliano / Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2013
- Domestic land grabbing is defined as the process of land expropriation and displacement put in place by governments within their country borders to supposedly enhance development. While development-induced displacement occurs all over...
- Asian development outlook 2013: Asia’s energy challenge
- Asian Development Bank, 2013
- The Asian Development Outlook 2013 provides a comprehensive economic analysis at both regional- and country-levels. It begins by outlining the economic status of the region before examining the goals, challenges and strategies of stak...
- Climate legislation study: a review of climate change legislation in 33 countries (third edition)
- T. Townshend; S. Fankhauser; R. Aybar / GLOBE International, 2013
- This review of climate change legislation in 33 countries shows that developing countries are leading action on climate change. Overall, there has been significant progress in the climate and/or energy-related legislation of almost al...
- The policy climate
- Climate Policy Initiative, 2013
- This report offers an overview of climate change policy issues across the world. It focuses on: 1) Brazil, China, India, Europe and the United States, which represent the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions but vary widely in ...