Journal Article


From Policy Transfer to Mutual Learning? Political Recognition, Power and Process in the Emerging Landscape of International Development Cooperation

Published on 31 March 2017

The economic and geopolitical shifts of recent years have forced the OECD DAC member countries to offer greater recognition to the development cooperation activities of the BRICS and other rising powers, who claim to follow a different logic from the coercive policy transfer models associated with North-South development cooperation.

At the same time, there has been rapid growth in international “mutual learning” outside the formal framework of development cooperation. This paper explores the implications of this for international policy diffusion in the age of “universal” development envisaged by the UN’s Agenda 2030.


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Jennifer Constantine

Policy Engagement and Research Consultant

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Alex Shankland

Research Fellow

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published by
Constantine, J. and Shankland, A.
Revista Novos Estudos 107, volume 36, issue 1


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