BRICs’ Philosophies for Development Financing and Their Implications for LICs

Abstract: Flows of development financing from the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) to low income countries (LICs) have surged in recent years. Unlike aid from traditional donors, BRICs (excluding Russia) view their financing as primarily based on the principles of South- South cooperation, focusing on mutual benefits without attachment of policy conditionality. This paper provides an overview of the philosophies and modalities of BRIC financing and examines their implications for LIC economies and future LIC-BRIC engagement.

Post Description

  • Publication year: 2012
  • Publication Type: Working Paper
  • Form of Cooperation: Comprehensive (Lines of credit, grants and loans, and technical assistance).
  • Cooperation Context: Multilateral
  • Sector: Multi-sectoral
  • The Institution (Publication): IMF Working Paper
  • Author (and co-authors): Nkunde Mwase and Yongzheng Yang
  • Keywords: South-South cooperation; Development cooperation; BRICs; Development financing; Low-income countries (LICs); institutions
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