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Evidence Report 40

Learning Event on the Rising Powers for DFID Advisors, April-May 2012

Published on 1 November 2013

The Learning Event brought together colleagues from DFID, IDS, and the BRICS, and aimed to facilitate the sharing and learning of experiences in international development and policy, from and amongst the BRICS, and to set out a framework and broad parameters for engaging with the Rising Powers in the future.

Presentations from DFID colleagues in the BRICS countries and London office showed that DFID policymakers are concerned with finding structures that allow the UK to address the challenges of working with new development actors – e.g. non-DAC donors and the BRICS countries – particularly in the post-Busan context, where the OECD Development Assistance Committee is seen to no longer hold the same sway.

At the same time, DFID seeks to share its extensive experience and expertise as a donor and partner in technical development cooperation. How does IDS capitalise on the good relationships the UK has with other nations to implement development processes and action in a new and as yet undefined space?

Two key points emerged during the week-long RPID workshop; and in particular during the DFID Learning Event: the need for the BRICS and other Rising Powers to manage inequality, and the need to systematise learning from their experiences in development and poverty reduction.

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Constantine, J. (2013) 'Learning Event on the Rising Powers for DFID Advisors, April-May 2012', IDS Evidence Report 40, Brighton: IDS

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Jennifer Constantine

Policy Engagement and Research Consultant

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IDS Evidence Report, issue 40
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