International Cooperation & Development

Governance, Growth and Development (ARI)

Mushtaq H. Khan. ARI 138/2010 - 17/9/2010.

The promotion of ‘good governance’ has become one of the pillars of development policies proposed by a large majority of development aid agencies. It is based on the view that ‘good governance’ is a pre-requisite for development. The author critically reviews the relationship between governance, growth and development and draws implications that are relevant for Sub-Saharan African countries.

Changing the Course of MDGs by Changing the Discourse (ARI)

Jan Vandemoortele. ARI 132/2010 - 8/9/2010. Go to Spanish version

The review meeting on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that will take place in September 2010 in New York is likely to focus on the usual troika of growth, aid and governance. This paper argues that in order to accelerate the course of MDGs, the discourse at the September meeting should be radically different.

India’s Transition to Global Donor: Limitations and Prospects (ARI)

Dweep Chanana. ARI 123/2010 - 23/7/2010.

India has increasingly sought to expand its activities as a donor, both to reposition itself as an emerging power and to use aid as an instrument for engaging with other developing countries. This ARI looks at the current state of India’s donor programme as regards both its size and scope, identifies India’s role within the multilateral aid scenario and evaluates the challenges and prospects for further growth.

Tourism Development and Regional Integration in Central America (ARI)

Lucy Ferguson. ARI 86/2010 - 20/5/2010.

What is the relationship between tourism and regional integration in Central America?

The Impact of the International Financial Crisis on Brazil (ARI)

José Roberto Mendonça de Barros. ARI 38/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 12/4/2010. Go to Spanish version

This ARI examines the impact of the global financial crisis on the Brazilian economy and the ways in which the country has managed to react positively to the ensuing challenges, without overlooking the new challenges that it will have to face in the future.

The Global Economic Crisis and India: An Analysis (ARI)

Pankaj Vashisht and Sriparna Pathak. ARI 129/2009 - 10/9/2009. Go to Spanish version

The unfolding global financial crisis comes in various forms and presents many challenges as well as opportunities, even though it is too early to predict any specific outcome. However, the fact remains that the international system and the concept of power as such is undergoing a shift. This has serious implications for the developing world. The financial crisis presents India in particular with several geopolitical implications.

The Impact of the Global Recession on South Africa (ARI)

Hein Marais. ARI 115/2009 - 17/7/2009.

This paper examines the impact of the global economic recession on South Africa’s economy and society, the ways in which the country’s government has chosen to respond to that crisis, and its likely social and political fall-out.

The Impact of the Global Crisis on China and its Reaction (ARI)

Ming Zhang. ARI 62/2009 - 14/4/2009.

The current global financial crisis is having a significant negative impact on the Chinese economy, affecting exports, foreign exchange reserves and structural adjustments.

Spain and the G-20: A Strategic Proposal for Enhancing its Role in Global Governance

Elcano Royal Institute. 8/4/2009. Go to Spanish version

This paper explores the role Spain can and should play in the institutions engaged in global governance in the current context of financial crisis and reconfiguration of international power centres. After briefly analysing Spain’s relative position in the world –on the basis of economic and other criteria– the study suggests the path it should follow to boost its influence in the world. The paper points out Spain’s comparative advantages, the areas where it could contribute most, and the shortcomings that make it difficult to translate Spain’s economic weight into greater political influence at the global level.

What Makes this Financial Crisis Different from Others? (ARI)

Iliana Olivié. ARI 38/2009 (Translated from Spanish) - 1/4/2009. Go to Spanish version

This ARI aims to review the underlying causes of the financial crisis that erupted in the US in 2007, using a comparative approach and noting similarities with earlier crises (Mexico in 1994 and South Korea in 1997).