Event detailsDate: Friday, 4 September 2015
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Venue: SAIIA, Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg
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Overview of the BookInstitutional 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.