BRICs’ Philosophies for Development Financing and Their Implications for LICs
25 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2012
Date Written: March 2012
Flows of development financing from the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) to low income countries (LICs) have surged in recent years. Unlike aid from traditional donors, BRICs (excluding Russia) view their financing as primarily based on the principles of South-South cooperation, focusing on mutual benefits without attachment of policy conditionality. This paper provides an overview of the philosophies and modalities of BRIC financing and examines their implications for LIC economies and future LIC-BRIC engagement.
Keywords: Conditionality, Development assistance, Low-income developing countries
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