South-South cooperation: new opportunities for development policy? – Book presentation ‘Development Cooperation and Emerging Powers’ in New York

Press Release of 28 June 2012

On 5 July 2012, the new publication ‘Development Cooperation and Emerging Powers: new partners or old patterns?’ by Sachin Chaturvedi, Elizabeth Sidiropoulus, and Thomas Fues will be presented at the UN Secretariat in New York. The book deals with the growing Influence of China, Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa in developing countries. The authors analyse the differences between traditional development cooperation and South-South cooperation. They explore its limits and opportunities for a closer coordination of international development policy among developed and emerging countries.

Thomas Fues, Head of Department at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), will be presenting alongside Ambassadors Hardeep Singh Puri and Peter Wittig, the Permanent Representatives to the United Nations of India and Germany. The event is part of the biennial Development Cooperation Forum of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
‘The growing engagement of emerging countries has great implications for the future of the German and European development cooperation,’ said Fues. ‘We have to adjust to an increasingly complex international situation with more stakeholders.’

‘Development Cooperation and Emerging Powers’ was compiled by Fues in cooperation with Sachin Chaturvedi of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). The book was written as part of the Managing Global Governance programme. The programme trains and supports future leaders from currently eight anchor countries. It provides a unique exchange and learning opportunity for participants from emerging powers on the challenge of creating a sustainable, equitable and effective global governance architecture. The programme provides an opportunity to network, create a stable strategic partnership, and search common solution to global challenges. The programme is a joint project of the DIE and the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is conducted on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

A reviewer’s copy of ‘Development Cooperation and Emerging Powers’ can be requested from Thomas Fues (

Chaturvedi, Sachin / Thomas Fues / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (eds.) (2012)
Development cooperation and emerging powers: new partners or old patterns?
London/New York: ZED Books

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