DSA Rising Powers Study group
With a number of countries emerging as key players in international development the study group seeks to provide information and support to scholars and practitioners concerned with the many aspects and issues raised by the rising powers as development actors. While much of the debate so far has been the rising powers as state actors we are also interested in the diverse range of non-state actors from these countries that also play increasing roles in international development.
Giles Mohan (Open University), Emma Mawdsley (University of Cambridge)
E: giles.mohan(at)open.ac.uk, emma.mawdsley(at)geog.cam.ac.uk
Workshop sponsored by Newnham College, Cambridge and the DSA Rising Powers Study Group, May 2015, Cambridge
Looking ahead: South-South Development Cooperation in the next decade
Keynote speaker: Professor Peter Kragelund (Roskilde Universitet)
Although certainly a contested phenomenon, it could be said that the last decade has been in many ways largely successful for South-‐South development cooperation (SSDC) partners. Long-‐standing and more recent flows and relationships for international development efforts have grown substantially. Just as important as expanding financial and technical resources, the ideas, practices and narratives of SSDC have been increasingly visible and validated by the 'international' development community and partner countries. Moreover, while to different extents open to various forms of dialogue, cooperation and collaboration with the 'traditional' donors, Southern partners have by and large successfully defended their identity, autonomy and interests within global institutions. What then lies ahead in the following decade?
Contributions were invited on the future of SSDC. Relevant topics included: emerging issues and trends; changing domestic and international contexts; continuities and changes in partnerships, modalities, identities and interests; and the challenges, opportunities, risks and uncertainties confronting South-South partners.