International Cooperation & Development

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.


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.