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Friday, 04 September 2015

Book Launch: Institutional Architecture and Development: Responses from Emerging Powers

 
Book Launch: Institutional Architecture and Development: Responses from Emerging Powers Photo © SAIIA/ Hopewell Radebe
SAIIA launched the book 'Institutional Architecture & Development: Responses from Emerging Powers' on 4 September 2015.

Event details 

Date:     Friday, 4 September 2015
Time:    14:00 – 15:00
Venue:  SAIIA, Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg
 

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Read more about the book and how to purchase it here. View photos here.

The book was presented by Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, SAIIA Chief Executive and co-editor of the book, and an extended panel of chapter authors: Dr Andre de Mello e Souza, Institute of Applied Research (Brazil), Dr Mehmet Arda, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (Turkey) and Neissan Besharati, SAIIA/WSG (South Africa).

Overview of the Book

Institutional Architecture & Development: Responses from Emerging Powers examines the experiences of nine ‘emerging’ or ‘middle-income’ countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey) in creating specialised agencies or designated departments for South-South Cooperation (SSC).
 
In 2010 the UN estimated that global volumes of SSC amounted to about US$15 billion. Although still smaller than the assistance provided by the developed world (US$130 billion), SSC is not insignificant and has grown substantially over the last 30 years ago.
 
Southern actors are certain to play a stronger role in development co-operation as their economic weight increases and governments realise the full potential of intensified links with developing countries. As SSC has grown, it has been accompanied by efforts in many of these emerging countries to systematise the institutional architecture of their development cooperation.
 
Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.