The troubled relationship of the emerging powers and the effective development cooperation agenda – history, challenges and opportunities

In 2005 the DAC and the OECD launched the ‘Effective Development Cooperation Agenda’, seeking to involve the main emerging powers, Brazil, India and China (BIC), as ‘emerging donors’, or ‘Southern providers’. This paper explains the process by which ‘effective development’ has been negotiated from Paris 2005 and Busan 2011, detailing the mixed involvement of the BIC in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) and the dynamic of South-South cooperation in the global development agenda.

Post description

  • Publication year: 2017
  • Content type: Discussion paper
  • Form of cooperation: Comprehensive
  • Cooperation context: Multilateral
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  • Sector: Multisectoral
  • Institution (publication): German Development Institute
  • Author (and co-authors): Gerardo Bracho
  • Keywords: Brazil, India, China (BIC); effective development; GPEDC; DAC; OECD
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