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Publications (141)

SAIIA Occasional Paper No 210, February 2015  Download - English (156.34 kB) Published by SAIIA's Economic Diplomacy Programme
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 184, May 2014 Download - English (967.12 kB)Published by SAIIA's Economic Diplomacy Programme
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 181, April 2014 Download - English (885.94 kB)Published by SAIIA's Economic Diplomacy Programme
The Australian Institute of International Affairs has just released a special magazine, G20: Words into Action Brisbane 2014, which contains a series of important articles on the upcoming Group of 20 (G-20) Summit to be held in Brisbane in November 2014.Click here to view the publication in ePub format.SAIIA has contributed an article to this magazine, exploring out South Africa's role within the G-20.Click here to read the article, 'South Africa and the G-20'.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 193, June 2014 Download - English (1.14 MB) Published by SAIIA's Economic Diplomacy Programme
New research on the trade policies of each of the BRICS countries, using the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a frame of reference, is now available for the first time in English.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 191, June 2014 Download - English (135.04 kB) Published by SAIIA's Economic Diplomacy Programme
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 176, February 2014
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 170, December 2013
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 158, October 2013
The following is a translation of the introduction to a book originally published in Portuguese by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil, in 2012 as part of its research project on global trade regulation undertaken in collaboration with the Centre for Global Trade and Investment of the FGV - School of Economics.  Translations of additional chapters will be published in English by the South African Institute of International Affairs in January 2014.
GEG Working Paper (University of Oxford) 2013/88November 2013Click here to download the paper [PDF] from the Universty of Oxford's Global Economic Governance website.
A special section in Invest in South Africa 2013, published by Newsdesk Media, 2013.Edited by John Kirton and Marina Larionova.Click here to download a PDF of the BRICS section from the BRICS Information Centre at the University of Toronto
Academics and policy experts across the world are trying to comprehend the various dynamics of BRICS, a relatively new arrival on the global scene, and the contours that are attached to this multilateral grouping. Among the attractions that BRICS holds is the construct of China- India, two of the most populous societies and attractive economies of the world.
Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:53

The Green Economy in the G-20: New research

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Climate change, the focus of the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) underway in Poland from 11 to 22 November 2013, is one challenge that requires a truly global response that encompasses environmental, social and economic issues. Reflecting this the term “green economy” has seen an upsurge in interest globally and SAIIA’s Economic Diplomacy Programme is undertaking new research in this area, especially since the issue was placed on the Group of 20 (G-20) agenda in 2012.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 163, November 2013
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 165, November 2013
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 162, November 2013
Australia will chair the G20 for 12 months from 1 December 2013. It will be the largest international economic meeting ever held in Australia. This paper outlines the strategy, priorities and steps required for the Brisbane G20 summit to be a success – it is a ‘playbook’ for Australia’s G20 presidency.
For over a decade, New Rules for Global Finance has been advocating and engaging in reform of the institutions shaping global finance. The goal is to ensure that global finance has the maximum positive impact on the lives of the world’s citizens, by including the voices of the excluded and affected are heard at the decision tables. For this reason, New Rules (in conjunction with many like-minded organizations) have launched an annual Global Financial Governance and Impact Report, with the immodest task of assessing the governance and impact of the institutions that are supposed to write the rules for global…
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 153, September 2013Download - English (871.03 kB) Produced by SAIIA's Economic Diplomacy Programme
Tail risks for the global economy have receded vis-à-vis last year, but this has not translated into higher growth in many advanced economies. Emerging economies, which have made considerable contributions to global economic growth since the height of the international financial crisis, are slowing down. In its latest round of forecasts in July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded its growth projections, especially those for the emerging economies, and the Washington-based institution may provide G20 leaders with a new set of downward-revised projections in St. Petersburg in September. The forthcoming G20 summit in Russia may, unlike previous G20 summits, be an event with no immediate, significant deliverables.
Tralac Trade Brief No. S13TB05/2013, August 2013In recent years there has been much discussion in the global media and in trade policy circles about the rise of emerging economies and the impact this phenomenon is having on the global economy. An important element in this discourse has been the emergence of new forms of South-South cooperation, reflected most notably in the growing importance of South-South trade and investment flows and the increasing prominence of various loose alliances and coalitions of large developing and emerging economies, such as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping and the India-Brazil-South…
Monday, 02 September 2013 11:55

BRICS – South Africa’s way ahead?

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The accession of South Africa into the BRICS formation has attracted a lot of attention internationally. Some welcomed the step while others questioned it. A closer look at BRICS reveals that these countries share some fundamental features while they differ in others.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

AfDBAfrican Development BankBIS       Bank for International SettlementsCAADP    Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development ProgrammeECOWAS   Economic Community of West African StatesFAO   Food and Agriculture OrganizationFSBFinancial Stability BoardFSFFinancial Stability ForumG-7Group of SevenG-20        Group of TwentyIFIInternational Financial InstitutionILOInternational Labour OrganizationIMFInternational Monetary FundIOSCO    International Organization of Securities CommissionsLDCLeast-Developed CountryMDB        Multilateral Development BankMDGMillennium Development GoalNEPADNew Partnership for Africa’s DevelopmentOECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentOPECOrganization of the Petroleum Exporting CountriesUDHRUniversal Declaration of Human RightsUNCTADUN Conference on Trade and DevelopmentUNDPUN Development ProgrammeWFPWorld Food ProgrammeWTOWorld Trade Organization
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:51

The ORF BRICS Compilation

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The ORF BRICS Compilation features six opinion pieces and guest columns published by ORF experts in leading newspapers. They paint a compelling rationale of why the five member nations must assert their collective influence on the process of framing global rules.
Submission to the BRICS Academic Forum 2013, Durban, South Africa.Authors: Samir Saran, Asok Kumar Singh, Vivan SharanPublisher: Observer Research FoundationDownload the paper from the ORF website.
Friday, 16 August 2013 00:00

The G-20 and Africa: A Critical Assessment

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SAIIA Occasional Paper No 145, April 2013
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:47

BRICS publications in Portuguese: IPEA, Brazil

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The Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) or Institute of Applied Economic Research is a Brazilian government-led research organization. It provides technical and institutional support to government for the formulation and reformulation of public policies and development programs in Brazil.
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