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Brazil’s role in international development cooperation

by Ariane Costa, Anja Czymmeck, Kevin Oswald

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.

Brazil has emerged as a major player in South-South cooperation in the first decade of the 21st century.
However, the country does not regard itself as a traditional donor but rather as a development partner offering alternative solutions for global problems such as poverty and hunger.
Brazil’s multilateral focus and its manifest engagement in international forums have weakened appreciably as a result of limited financial resources and in the wake of the country’s increasingly “anti-globalist” foreign policy.
Germany and Brazil can look back on almost 60 years of successful bilateral technical cooperation in numerous policy areas. Considerable potential remains untapped, however, for example regarding the promotion of technical and financial cooperation for the development of strategic renewable energy sources.
Read the entire "Monitor Development Policy" here as a PDF.


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