Accountability at Local Level in Fragile Contexts

The Rising Powers in International Development Programme is looking at the growing role of business from the BRICS countries in the field of international development cooperation.

Madam Fang, the manager and owner of Hotel Fang Fang in Kampala, and chairperson of an organisation for Chinese investors in Uganda. On her desk sit the flags of Uganda and China. Credit: Sven Torfinn / Panos

This thematic study is exploring the nature of the engagement of different BRICS business sectors in Africa, from large companies to small and medium-sized enterprises. What business practices do BRICS companies bring to Africa, and how do these compare with such companies' domestic practices?

 

Image credit: Sven Torfinn / Panos

Key contact

Photo of Rosemary McGee

T: +44 (0)1273 915738

E: r.mcgee@ids.ac.uk

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Partner researchers

Contact:
Daniela Buchmann
Contact:
Ilidio Nhantumbo
Contact:
Marco Faehndrich
Contact:
Ottavia Cima
Contact:
Celestine Kroesschell
Website:
http://helvetas.org/
Project Dates:
October 2011 - April 2013
Project Status:
Open
Funder:
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Research Themes / Programmes:
Participatory methodologies