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.
Chinese engagement in African agriculture
A new Open Access Special Issue of World Development based on work on the changing role of China and Brazil in Africa’s agriculture is now available. The work was developed under the ‘China and Brazil in African Agriculture’ project of the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC).
Ian Scoones, joint convenor of the FAC, has written two blog posts around the findings of the articles in the Special issue, arguing that Chinese engagement in Africa is actually not yet at the scale sometimes assumed.
Read his blogs: Chinese engagement in African agriculture is not what it seems and Are China and Brazil transforming African agriculture?
- Rising Powers in International Development: an annotated bibliography
- For a detailed overview of issues around rising powers, take a look at this bibliography which 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.
- The Knowledge Partnership Programme - the global reach and network connect
- IPE-Centre for Knowledge Development 2015
- The Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP) has facilitated mutual sharing and exchange of development solutions through knowledge, experience, technology, investment, information to explore and showcase India's success in meeti...
- India-Africa: South-South trade and investment for development
- World Trade Organization 2016
- India and Africa's partnership has entered a new era. Close political relationships are being invigorated by a flourishing trade and investment relationship. This new trade and investment relationship could be crucial in the stru...
- India and Africa - collaboration for growth
- KPMG 2016
- The nature of Indias relationship with Africa is clearly evolving into a wider, deeper engagement that, while clearly in Indias advantage, also offers significant potential benefits to its African counterparts. This overvi...
- Transparency in corporate reporting: assessing emerging market multinationals
- Transparency International 2016
- This report evaluates the disclosure practices of 100 major emerging market multinationals headquartered in 15 countries and active in 185 countries. The report is part of a series on corporate reporting published by Transparency Inte...
- Public Private Partnership in infrastructure: A comparison between India and China
- X. Luo / BRICS Information Sharing and Exchange Platform 2016
- Both India and China have been promoting Public Private Partnership in delivering infrastructure in various sectors. This paper examines their current infrastructure condition both in terms of quality and investment and therefore unde...