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New books with contributions by our Senior Research Associate Prof Chris Alden shed light on growing security links between China and Africa; and Brazil-Mozambican ties in the area of development assistance:
This book critically investigates the expanding involvement of a leading emerging power, Brazil, in one of Africa’s fastest growing economies, Mozambique. It looks at the dynamics of Brazilian development assistance, its flagship engagement in Mozambique’s agricultural and resource sector and the burgeoning social ties that bind them together.
Do concepts and definitions matter when the work is already under way?
NeST Working Paper, March 2017 Download - English In September 2015 the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) published its first working document based on the initial technical workshops held in South Africa in 2015 to develop a common conceptual and analytical framework for South–South cooperation (SSC). Following consultations with broader stakeholders throughout 2016, as well as tests of the framework through various field-based SSC case studies, Southern experts and researchers came together again a year later in Mexico City to revisit the monitoring and evaluation framework for SSC. This paper summarises the outcome of the NeST technical workshop held in Mexico in September 2016, where different country and…
SAIIA Policy Insights No 45, May 2017
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Global Economic Governance Africa (GEGA) Programme invite you to a conference on Finance and Development: Experiences in south-south collaboration from Africa, Asia and Latin America
Are Southern providers more effective in facilitating peace processes, political settlements and building institutions in fragile states than traditional Western donors are? Is South-South peace-building different in approach, form and outcome than interventions by Western powers in conflict-affected areas?
Last year the world embarked on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals that should guide international development efforts until 2030. In tandem, the OECD club of donors have been developing a new statistic to measure their contribution towards these goals.
SAIIA Policy Insights No 39, December 2016
Monday, 12 December 2016

Shifting paradigms of aid

On 12 December, SAIIA and the Centre on International Cooperation (CIC) organised a one-day workshop at the Baha’i International Community’s United Nations Office in New York. The workshop looked at the role of emerging actors in conflict-affected countries.
From 29 November to 1 December 2016, experts from Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, and Zimbabwe gathered in Nairobi at the second High Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). There, they shared with the broader international development community the work produced on south-south co-operation and provide Southern perspectives on the current global debates. At this meeting, NeST Africa and its various global partners hosted a series of side-events, workshops, amphitheatre and break-out sessions on various topics related to South-South co-operation and its role in the international development landscape.
SAIIA Research Report No 24, November 2016 Download - English Foreign Policy Programme As the global development landscape continues to evolve, new and emerging actors – countries transitioning from being aid recipients to aid providers – are becoming increasingly visible on the global scene. Although the approaches, interests and resources of emerging donors are far from uniform, their increasing presence in global development – particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings – could create new ways of thinking about foreign aid and contribute to more horizontal, equitable and efficient practices. The rise of these donors also poses challenges: their compliance with…
SAIIA Policy Insights No 35, September 2016
On 19 July 2016, the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) in collaboration with the German Development Institute (DIE) Managing Global Governance (MGG) Programme held an UNCTAD XIV side event on 'Measuring and reporting South-South cooperation (SSC): How to grasp SSC’s contribution to achieving the SDGs'.
From 17-18 December 2015, NeST held a technical working group meeting on 'Defining, measuring and reporting South-South Co-operation.'
The upcoming Forum on China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) summit in South Africa, the sixth gathering since 2000 and only the second to be held at heads of state level, comes at a time of unprecedented Chinese activism across the globe.
SAIIA, the Danish Institute for International Studies and the Wits School of Governance, under the auspices of the Network of Southern Think Tanks, are hosting a Seminar on ‘Peace-building and Development in Africa through South-South Co-operation.’   
SAIIA invites members of the media to our special briefing on the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), 'FOCAC VI : More of the same or signs of change?' on 19 November 2015.
In March 2015 a group of 25 prominent academics and development co-operation experts from the global South gathered in Midrand, South Africa to discuss a common analytical framework for South−South co-operation.
SAIIA launched the book 'Institutional Architecture & Development: Responses from Emerging Powers' on 4 September 2015.
From 2 - 4 September 2015, SAIIA and Oxfam South Africa held a NeST technical working group meeting aimed at developing indicators to measure the quality of South-South relations and processes.
The South African Institute of International Affairs, in collaboration with Oxfam South Africa, together hosted the 2nd meeting of the South African chapter of the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST SA) on 2 September 2015.
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