This article examines the drivers of South-South development cooperation and to what extent emerging donors from the South are motivated by principles of solidarity and mutual benefit or driven by strategic interests. It also examines the implications of Southern donors’ policy of mutual benefit and non-interference on the quality and developmental impact of such aid. Finally, it draws some lessons for improving international development cooperation.
- Publication year: 2013
- Content type: Brief (India case study)
- Form of cooperation: Comprehensive (Lines of credit, grants and loans, and technical assistance).
- Cooperation context: Multilateral
- Sector: Multisectoral
- Institution (publication): The Reality of Aid
- Author (and co-authors): –
- Keywords: Official Development Assistance (ODA); South-South development cooperation donors; China; Saudi Arabia; Venezuela; India; Drivers of South-South development cooperation; aid policies; geopolitical and commercial interests; development effectiveness; CSOs
- Link: http://www.realityofaid.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ROA-SSDC-Special-Report1.pdf