International Development Assistance: A Case Study of Brazil, a Member of the BRICS
This study seeks to elicit Brazilian emerging country’s experience as a player in the IDA environment by examining the evolution of IDA, its current trends and the role of its lead agency, the ABC. By highlighting its comparative advantages and weaknesses, it provides a basis for a cross-examination with other country cases. In order to frame the narrative of Brazil’s experience with development assistance both in-and-out, it starts by reviewing the political context and motivation of Brazilian IDA which might be helpful in understanding the dilemma of BRICS countries in similar situations.
The author wishes to acknowledge the assistance provided by Dr. Scarlet do Carmo from FGV, Brazil in the drafting of this chapter.
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