Project ESR 3: The BRICS and South–South Development Cooperation

The entrance of emerging powers, especially the BRICS states, into the field of development aid has been intensely debated among academics and public and private actors involved in development policies. The central concern is the emergence of new aid practices that do not necessarily follow the orientations and normative standards of traditional donors and may lead to new South–South networks.
This project asks about the differences and similarities in the aid development practices of BRICS countries relative to those of the DAC/OECD, thereby considering the discourse about development and the relationship between development aid and access to natural resources, access to markets, non-intervention, and the reform of global governance mechanisms in the field of development assistance.

PUC Rio de Janeiro