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South-South Cooperation in Times of Global Economic Crisis

  • Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva


    (International Poverty Centre and Columbia University)

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    For South-South cooperation, the current moment of global economic downturn is one of anxiety. South-South cooperation was born with the Non-Aligned Movement. It went through a latent period, but re-emerged in the 1990s and early 2000s. The momentum gathered when a handful of middle-income countries such as Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa were set to improve their position as global players. They had developed some relatively successful social programmes, which they sought to share with other developing countries. Considering that conventional North-South cooperation had turned out to be of limited effectiveness, South-South cooperation gained further impetus.

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    Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 76.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2009
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    Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , February 2009, pages 1-1
    Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:76
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