The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme is a policy research and stakeholder engagement programme to strengthen the influence of pro-poor African coalitions at global economic governance fora.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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
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.
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.
The first Civil 20 Summit was opened on June 13 in Moscow by the co-chairperson of the C20, Elena Topoleva and a welcome address from President Putin was read by Ksenia Yudaeva, Russian G20 Sherpa and Chief of Presidential Experts’ Directorate.
When the United Kingdom last hosted the G8 summit in Gleneagles in 2005, Africa was set as one of the foremost priorities on the agenda. Now as the UK has the responsibility of hosting the upcoming Lough Erne Summit on June 17-18 2013, it has laid out a distinct set of priority topics: trade, taxation, and transparency.
The G8 Research Group has just announced the release of an excellent publication, "The UK Summit: The G8 at Lough Erne 2013" .It features a series of Leaders Perspectives from David Cameron, François Hollande, José Manuel Barroso, Barack Obama and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson. It also features articles from the OECD, ILO, IFAD, WFP, UNCTAD, OPEC, INTERPOL and the heads of many other international organizations and internationally renowned experts.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a powerful instrument for growth and development, and is key to enhancing prosperity worldwide and boosting the global economy. Building on its previous work on the subject, the Global Agenda Council on Global Trade and FDI has been examining ways to encourage more FDI in both developed and developing countries.