The IDS Rising Powers in International Development programme has launched a series of studies of key issues and debates on international development cooperation in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, working with leading specialists from each country.
This policy briefing outlines the key findings of the ‘State of the Debate’ report on Brazil’s development cooperation policy. Brazil has engaged in South- South Development Cooperation (SSDC) since the 1960s, but the scale and nature of its activities have changed dramatically in the last decade, leading to a number of practical challenges. A recent announcement that technical cooperation and trade promotion will be merged into a single government agency has sparked a welcome policy debate, but the likely effects of such a major policy shift remain unclear.
Younis, M.; Wilson, W.; Shankland, A. Brazils International Development Cooperation at a Crossroads. Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (2014) [IDS Policy Briefing No. 56]