In recent years a number of countries, referred to collectively as the rising powers, have achieved rapid economic growth and increased political influence. In many cases their experience challenges received wisdom on inclusive development. Research funded by traditional development donors has tended to focus on their own aid recipients. Policy analysts in the rising powers have faced several challenges in generating systematic learning from their countries’ rapidly changing development experiences. This has created a knowledge-sharing gap. The IDS Rising Powers in International Development programme invited highly experienced policymakers and analysts to review important development experiences from their countries, as Senior International Associates, creating new opportunities for mutual learning.
Bloom, G. Building Mutual Understanding for Effective Development. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK (2014) 4 pp. [IDS Policy Briefing 66]