Development Policy Monitor

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New Kids on the Block: AIIB und NDB

New Multilateral Development Banks: A Cornerstone of Chinese Superpower Politics?

With the "Monitor Development Policy" series, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation aims to shed light on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time we take a look at two multilateral development banks: the BRICS countries' NDB, headquartered in Shanghai, and the AIIB, headquartered in Beijing. With their establishment, China is challenging the dominance of the USA in development finance and is making clear its global leadership claims.

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The ambitions and reality of Mexico’s development cooperation

Building bridges between North and South?

With the "Monitor Development Policy" series, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation aims to shed light on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time we take a look at Mexico, which is a recipient of development assistance but has also become a donor in international development cooperation itself.

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Advocate of Developing Countries and Multilateralism

Indonesia's role in international development policy

With the "Monitor Development Policy" series, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation aims to shed light on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time we take a look at Indonesia, which has been supporting partner countries within the framework of South-South cooperation since the founding years.

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Turkey's Development Assistance Transformation

Between donor and receiver

With its "Monitor Development Policy" series, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation focuses on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time we take a look at Turkey, which has become increasingly self-confident and strategic with its development policy in recent years. Furthermore, it has significantly expanded its foreign policy, linked to national security interests and regional political ambitions.

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The "elephant" caught in the balancing act between idealism and pragmatism

India's role in global development cooperation

With its "Monitor Development Policy" series, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation focuses on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time, we take a look at India which, as part of its development policy, is striving to propagate the image of a self-sufficient donor of development assistance worldwide.

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Russia’s Development Policy: Concepts and Implementation

Blending development assistance and interest-driven foreign policy

With the "Monitor Development Policy" series, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation aims to shed light on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time, we take a look at Russia, which, as part of its development policy, focuses on neighbouring states in the post-Soviet space and states in the rest of the world that are important for Russia's interests.

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South Africa's Role in International Development Policy

Strong ambitions but limited scope for an African regional power

With its "Monitor Development Policy" series, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation focuses on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time we take a look at South Africa, which cannot be considered a classic donor country due to limited possibilities, but which is committed to cooperation in line with its principles, especially at the multilateral level.

Brazil’s role in international development cooperation

Development partner for South and North

With its "Monitor Development Policy" series the Konrad Adenauer Foundation focuses on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time we take a look at Brazil which has been involved in technical cooperation with developing countries since the 1960s.

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Pragmatic Giants

On the Development Policy of the Gulf States: Motives, Priorities and the Potential for Cooperation

With the "Monitor Development Policy" series, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung aims to shed light on the role of non-traditional donors in development cooperation. This time we take a look at the Gulf States, whose development policy, compared to traditional donors, has its own logic and goals.

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A Double-Edged Chinese Sword

China’s Development Cooperation as a Challenge and an Opportunity

The People's Republic of China is still an OECD-classified developing country. At the same time, the world's second largest economy has become one of the largest donors in development cooperation in recent years. China defines itself as a development partner in the South-South cooperation and is promoting its economic and geostrategic ambitions within this framework. For German development policy, this approach presents both: a challenge and an opportunity.

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About this series

The publications of the Development Policy Monitor are part of our Monitor publication series. The Monitor series deals with one main topic at a time from the perspective of KAS experts and places it in the political and social context on the basis of a few key points.