International Cooperation & Development

Looking beyond MDGs: put inequality on the agenda

Iliana Olivié. Expert Comment 14/2013 - 14/2/2013.

Policy makers deciding on priorities to replace MDGs mustn't ignore rising inequality.

Development community vs. Financial industry: clash of civilisations or strategic partnership?

Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez. ARI 1/2013 - 4/1/2013.

The paradigm of international development is currently shifting and this could be triggering a ‘clash of civilisations’ between the development community and the financial industry.

Are the BRICs Broken?

Iliana Olivié. Expert Comment 34/2012 - 6/11/2012.

It is very tempting to interpret the slow growth in China or Brazil as an indicator that the so-called emerging countries also jumped on the decade’s cheap financing bandwagon that has now come to an end for all of us.

Measuring the international presence of countries: the Elcano Institute's IEPG Index methodology revisited

Coordinators: Iliana Olivié & Ignacio Molina. Contributors: Ignacio Álvarez, Bruno Ayllón, Rafael Domínguez, Félix Arteaga, Manuel Gracia, Narciso Michavila, Antonio Vargas.. WP 9/2012 (Translated from Spanish) - 20/7/2012. Go to Spanish version

The publication of the IEPG’s 2nd edition entails some methodological changes which, nevertheless, alter neither its essence nor principles.

Whither Cooperation Policy? (ARI)

Kattya Cascante, Rafael Domínguez, José María Larrú, Iliana Olivié, Javier Sota & Sergio Tezanos Vázquez. ARI 16/2012 - 7/3/2012.

The question now is what role international cooperation policy will play among the priorities of the new Spanish Government and what its main objectives will be.

Coming Together: How a New Global Partnership on Development Cooperation was Forged at the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (ARI)

Homi Kharas. ARI 164/2011 - 20/12/2011.

Adapting development cooperation to the new aid ecosystem requires an understanding of how new players and new circumstances are changing aid effectiveness.

Aid to Haiti: Reconstruction Amidst Political Uncertainty (ARI)

Marc J. Cohen and Amélie Gauthier. ARI 61/2011 - 29/3/2011.

Following the 20 March 2011 elections, Haiti faces a potential political stalemate whilst confronting the massive reconstruction needs created by last year’s earthquake.

When Banks Cannibalise a State: Analysing Ireland’s Financial Crisis (ARI)

Peadar Kirby. ARI 178/2010 - 29/12/2010.

Ireland’s banking crisis was described by the IMF in early 2009 as matching ‘episodes of the most severe economic distress in post-World War II history’, yet measures taken since 2008 to overcome it have only served to worsen the crisis.

Brazilian Cooperation: a model under construction for an emerging power (ARI)

Bruno Ayllón Pino. ARI 143/2010 (Translated from Spanish). Go to Spanish version

The media, analysts and markets have focused a great deal of attention on the consolidation of Brazil as an emerging power, mainly in the economic and global governance spheres. However, there is little information and few studies on cooperation as an instrument of Brazilian foreign policy or on Brazil’s role in the new architecture of aid, despite its increasing presence in Africa and its leading role in debates on international development.

Currency Wars: Between Domestic Politics and International Cooperation (ARI)

Federico Steinberg. ARI 154/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 16/11/2010. Go to Spanish version

The incipient currency war could lead to a protectionist escalation that would hinder the global economic recovery. This paper analyses the various angles of the currency war and possible ways of resolving it.