BRICS Economic Engagement Footprint Study

The first phase of the research looked at the nature of economic relations between the BRICS and Africa, in order to quantify the development footprint, focusing on various elements such as trade, investment. finance, overseas development aid and migration.

Recent work on this includes:  

The current phase aims to look at development finance and the role of BRICS development banks.

Recent work includes:

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Project details

start date
1 April 2012
end date
3 December 2016


About this project

Recent work


What Next for the BRICS Bank?

IDS Rapid Response Briefing;3

A new development bank to be created by the 'Rising Powers' of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) is intended to promote greater cooperation between developing countries, and address what is seen by many as a history of misguidance and underinvestment by the World Bank and the...

8 May 2013